No matter what you use, put one of those clear plastic shields around it and tape it in place in case someone drops one. It helps to put a turn of 2" wide aluminum tape around one end connected to the pins so the person holding it acts as a counterpoise of sorts. You can put Al tape on both ends and see how long a chain you can make.
We maintain enough distance so that nobody can swing his tube forward and get zapped.
---Carl-----Original Message----- From: David Boyle
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 7:46 AM To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx Subject: [TCML] wireless tuned lamps I'd like to make a bunch of 3 foot fluorescent tubes for my upcoming high voltage show at the Ontario Science Center. The idea is to hand out 6 or 7 of these into the audience then turn on the coil with just a very small amount of current from the main variac. So without any visible plasma discharge from the toroid, the lamps light up in the crowd and boosts their anticipation. I'd like to extend the range of these lamps and I thought of putting a tuned receiver onto their ends. This would be a layer of copper wire and a variable capacitor in a tank circuit. Each audience member could tune their lamp to dim it when it got too bright. The copper winding and the design would be in a retro style from Tesla's era. Any opinions? Dave Boyle Tesla Firma https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2081620167/tesla-firma-building-a-tesla-coil-for-teslas-birth _______________________________________________ Tesla mailing list Tesla@xxxxxxxxxxhttp://www.pupman.com/mailman/listinfo/tesla
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