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Re: Kits

Original poster: Karl Lindheimer <karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Roy,

It's great that you are pursuing your education in a manner you feel comfortable with. I graduated high school, and worked in the wireless cable (before satellite,) and then cable industry for twenty years before returning to school to earn (in this order) an associate degree in computer science, a bachelor degree in liberal arts (my favorite) and finally a masters and doctorate in EE.

Nicola Tesla was a very interesting person, and if you can separate the hype from the facts, that is even better. My very first Tesla coil was powered from a 7.5 kV 20 mA. NST I found attached to a neon sign someone abandoned in the college parking lot. If your NST is rather small, you can still make a rather impressive (and practical) coil
similar to these: http://laushaus.com/tesla/minicoilcontest/

Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you will find detailed specs on several NST powered coils. If your NST is higher powered, check the pupman archives as well as the many Telsa coil sites on the web. You will be surprised at how much information there is out there. I believe that Dr. Resonance also has plans available for a reliable and easy to construct coil. Contact him at: <resonance@xxxxxxxxxx>

Best Regards (and happy coiling)


On Apr 10, 2005, at 10:29 PM, Tesla list wrote:

Original poster: RSchimams@xxxxxxx
Hi everyone,

My name is Roy Schimanski, I am currently going to school part-time in order to acquire an associate degree in electrical engineering. After I receive that I am planning on transferring to a four-year college to pursue a bachelors degree in electrical engineering. I have been interested in Nikola Tesla for quite some time now and have done a couple of reports on some of his work. I have been reading the list for a few months now and feel I am ready to make an attempt at building a coil. If you have some plans or suggestions for a beginner I would be very interested and appreciative. I do not want to build anything to big for starters. I have saved a kV NST from a broken sign, would this be a good starting point? Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank You,