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RE: uses for a Tesla Coil?

Original poster: "Gary Pedro by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <kf6fpu-at-sbcglobal-dot-net>

Try making a ion drive motor take an skill saw blade press a bearing
into the arbor bolt the bearing to the top of your coil now the saftey
part build a Plexiglas or steel cage around the coil just incase the
blade comes off. The ions jump of the tips of the teeth and get the
blade spinning very very fast make sure the blade is well balanced or it
will come off but since the blade is spinning the wrong way it doesn't
do that much damage. Good luck.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 9:20 PM
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Subject: Re: uses for a Tesla Coil?

Original poster: "Ben McMillen by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <spoonman534-at-yahoo-dot-com>

 I would go with the originally intended use (wireless
power transmission) .. and possibly a demonstration (I
believe this is called the quarter wave test... a plate is
used to 'recieve' power from the coil.. correct me if I'm
wrong.. ;) ) 

I also remember hearing that it was used as a power source
for particle accelerators.. 

Coiling In Pittsburgh
Ben McMillen

--- Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
> Original poster: "Justin Hays by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <pyrotrons2000-at-yahoo-dot-com>
> Unfortunately, there are no uses for a Tesla Coil.
> Period. That is,
> if you define a Tesla coil as a resonant air core high Q
> transformer
> used with a spark gap and capacitor to make HVRF.
> (similar to an
> encyclopedia definition).
> The only useful thing I've done with it is demonstrate it
> to kids,
> they love it. I did a presentation at the local college
> last week for
> a "SCI TEK FOR KIDS" get-together field day thing...they
> really got a
> kick out of it.
> That's about the only use I can think of, these things
> are MADE for
> people (esp. kids) to look at and say "cool".
> I suggest making something up, I guarantee you they won't
> know the
> difference if you do it right.
> Take care,
> Justin Hays
> Email: justin-at-hvguy-dot-com
> Website: www.hvguy-dot-com