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Re: frequently asked questions. (fwd)
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Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 14:42:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Yurtle Turtle <yurtle_t@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: frequently asked questions. (fwd)
I seem to recall this was tried years ago. If I
recall, folks divided up the work. I don't recall ever
seeing the end results. Perhaps people who contributed
could resurect the work they started, so you're not
starting from scratch.
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> Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 00:21:21 -0700 (PDT)
> From: William Beaty <billb@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: frequently asked questions. (fwd)
> On Mon, 16 Jul 2007, Tesla list wrote:
> > I'm sure there is something like this out there,
> written by one person
> > or a few people, but wouldn't it be neat to have
> one from all our
> > collective knowledge? Just a thought. Scott
> Excellent idea! Years ago I recall searching for
> keywords "tesla coil
> faq" and getting zero hits. Today there's some
> hits, but no FAQ pages
> found. I have a VandeGraaff FAQ, and have always
> maintained a sort of FAQ
> for TCs at http://amasci.com/tesla/tc.html
> So let's...
> 1. Comb through the archives and write up a list of
> 2. Decide which ones are actually asked by beginners
> ...and are Frequent.
> 3. Spend lots of time on #1 and #2 above. It's
> tempting to dive in and
> start giving answers, but the best FAQs have
> thoughtfully designed sets
> of questions. Often the answers are simply
> links to well-done answers.
> Here's a start:
> Tesla Coil General FAQ
> 1. How do TCs work?
> 2. How dangerous are they? (explaining to parents.)
> 3. What is the purpose of a TC?
> 4. Which are the best plans and tutorials for
> 5. I created 20" discharges, how many volts is that?
> 6. Where do I get:
> 1a. coil wire
> 1b. HV transformer
> 1c. Topload
> 7. Is there any easy way to wind a secondary?
> 8. Which is better for a first coil: parallel or
> series tank?
> 9. Why isn't mine working? (The debug sequence.)
> 10. Which is the best HV filter? (How do I built a
> MOT ballast?)
> 11. What's the best software for beginners?
> 12. Tunguska! ( Gesunteit!)
> Probably there should be a separate coil-builers
> Also see:
> Tesla Coil FAQ: COILBLD1.TXT
> Tesla Coil FAQ: teslasystems.com
> Tesla Coil FAQ: Mike Hammer
> Nikola Tesla FAQ: 21st Century Books
> FAQ from Bob Krampf's Electricity Show
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