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Re: Terry's DRSSTC - Controller Experiment

Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hey Steve,
It's a lot like it was when I was drag racing. While I was learning about auto mechanics and building my first engines and then complete cars, it was thrilling beyond belief. I read everything that was ever written about automobile engineering, it seems. Finally, when I built a car that ran under 10 seconds in a quarter of a mile at more than 128 mph, I suddenly lost all interest. It was like, been there, done that! I am hoping that my involvement with Tesla Coils will be different because actually Tesla Coils is just one small aspect of electronics and I believe one can study electronics to his heart's content and never get to a point of boredom. Right, Terry? There are always new horizons in electronics.
Sorry for rambling off topic.
Paul Brodie
Think Positive
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 11:47 PM
Subject: Re: Terry's DRSSTC - Controller Experiment

> Original poster: Steve Ward <steve.ward@xxxxxxxxx>
> On 4/12/05, Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > Terry,
> > I know this is going to sound weird but this is somewhat depressing to me.
> > It is as if you have taken "the magic" out of Tesla Coils. One of the
> > biggest attractions of building a coil, for me at least, was the mystique
> > and the slightly outside the norm quality.
> >
> Couldnt have said it better, but there always seems to be something
> "new" to learn, the only problem is that some of it becomes mundane
> theory that isn't so attention grabbing.
> Its funny, now that i got all of my DRSSTCs running at 100%
> reliability (as far as i can tell) im finding myself bored and having
> less motivation towards that project. They are also loud and noisy,
> so i try not to run them too much which also makes me lose interest
> from time to time. I still love seeing them run though, that will
> *never* get old ;-).
> I cant wait to see what results Conner gets for his streamer
> impedance. You simply cant do a really good simulation without
> knowing that bit of information!
> Im still looking forward to see how big the sparks will get with
> Terry's system using those "little" IGBTs.
> Steve Ward