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From: "Steve Jones"
Subject: Re: Small Tesla Coil
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 11:43:28 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: BT Openworld
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Im glad I have put a smile on so many faces.
I have a very thick skin and im pleased the response was so constructive
But now I will stop the subject since it is clear that the answer is really
If it were yes I would be a bit worried. As for rebar - you learn something
Holywoodism? Not really, ive seen plenty of hollywoodisms become a reality.
Dont ask for references because you wont get any.
Dreaming is how we get advances in technology.
'you need to learn some basic physics' - i know nothing of tesla coils but a
lot about reflectors.
Anyway, thanks for your responses.
"Mark Fergerson" wrote in message
> Satcoms wrote:
> > aha,
> > so it is possible to get a sword shaped arc.
> > so can it be done with a physically small dc power source
> > and a physically small tesla coil?
> Yes, but "small" is the key word here,
> for the sparks.
> > you may see where i am going with this....
> Go here, which is all about Tesla
> and search for "swordlike sparks"
> (quotes and all), which will lead you to
> a lot of practical detail. You'll find
> that even for "large" sword-shaped
> sparks (ten inches or so) you still need
> a few KW. Sorry, no lightsabers likely.
> Mark L. Fergerson
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