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Re: Resonance

Original poster: "Steven Steele" <sbsteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks Terry,

You're right, it is hard to tell with the home made cap. I'm getting some MMC caps from Dr. Resonance (thanks again). While the shoebox caps don't make my TC work, there still cool and fun to play with, especially if you tell somebody that they are bongo drums.:) They'll be in for a shock:) Also they make rather impressive arcs if put in parallel.

And yes, it is out of tune. My Electronics teacher and I hooked it up to an o-scope with a function generator like Scopeboy did in his notes and determined that resonant frequency was about 833Hz.

Does anybody know if a doorknob would make a good torpid? Because that's what I'm using now.

                                                       Steven Steele
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Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: Resonance

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Steve,

I think it is out of tune since that what this problem usually is. With your caps, it is really hard to know what the frequencies are to tune it too. I think you need to get hold of MMC caps...



At 04:08 PM 3/30/2005, you wrote:
I've got a TC but I havn't been able to tune it to resonant frequency yet due to lack of real capacitors. I've been using homade capacitors made out of plastic shoeboxes and aluminum foil. The TC hasn't done anything at all.
I was wondering if the TC should be doing anything before it reaches resonant frequency, or if I have another problem with it.
Steven Steele