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Re: uses for a Tesla Coil?

Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>

Hi Rob,

It worked!!  That trade show came by "our place" and the Tesla coil made a
giant hit among the engineering staff!  Tesla coils attract attention and
that seems to be great for advertising things and attracting attention to
products.  I note that the "entertainment" part of Tesla coiling seems to
be making "real money".  So it appears that showing people big electrical
arcs makes money :-)))



At 05:59 PM 5/23/2002 -0700, you wrote:

>> >
>Another story.  When I worked down in Silicon Valley, we had a trade
>show.  Unfortunately, we had a new line of power semiconductor products,
>but no working demos, just pictures.  My boss heard about my Tesla coil
>and had me bring it to the show, to draw attention to the nonexistant
>We had quite a rivalry with the computer group at our company.  When the
>coil fired up, it locked up their computers and they had to reboot,
>which took a long time.  It was a big hit for everyone but the computer
>guys.   And I will never forget one woman who walked by and exclaimed
>"Look at that phallic thing!". 
>The Numeric Python EM Project