Tesla Coils

Coiling has been my favorite hobby since middle school, and is greatly responsible for motivating me to learn more about electronics and study electrical engineering. Here is my work organized chronologically, starting with my most recent projects:

12. QCW Work (In Progress)

The synchronous buck converter partially assembled.

The synchronous buck converter partially assembled.

This is my current active project, in addition to final touches to oneTesla. I’m working on a phase-ramped QCW DRSSTC that I got funding for through Techfair. I’ve decided, however, to start by using the materials I already have to build an “old fashioned” synchronous buck converter/class D amplifier bus modulator to experiment around with. Adding a DRSSTC on top of that shouldn’t be difficult, because piles and piles of sent-out oneTesla boards exist.

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11. “Fake QCW” Stacatto SSTC

1' to 1.5' sword sparks from an SSTC running with a staccato controller.

1′ to 1.5′ sword sparks from an SSTC running with a staccato controller.

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10. Polyphonic DRSSTC Modulator

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9. oneTesla DRSSTC (Collaborative project with Bayley Wang)

oneTesla in action! Photo by Loneoceans GGY

oneTesla in action! Photo by Loneoceans GGY

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8. Demo Coil SGTC

Pushing 48"+ streamers and ground strikes.

Pushing 48″+ streamers and ground strikes.

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7. DRSSTC I (Half bridge and full bridge)

3'+ Streamers from the Full Bridge DRSSTC.

3′+ Streamers from the Full Bridge DRSSTC.

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6. 2 Day Coil

Outdoor ground strike.

Outdoor ground strike.

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5. NST-Powered SGTC

Tesla's Valentine 8

10″ to 12″ Streamers.

Built my sophomore year of high school, this spark gap coil was motivated by a deal I found on eBay for a 9kV, 30mA NST ($35, shipped, is pretty good these days!). I had previously never been able to get my hands on one, and although I was more interested in pursuing solid state coiling, I decided that I just had to make this. It’s the classic first coiling project that I had missed out on!

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4. Audio-Modulated ISSTC

10" SSTC Streamers.

10″ SSTC Streamers.

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3. Micro SSTC

SSTC I

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2. Dual 811A VTTC

VTTC spitting out 3" sword sparks in its original configuration.

VTTC spitting out 3″ sword sparks in its original configuration.

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1. Flyback-Powered SGTC

Little sparks!

Little sparks!

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One thought on “Tesla Coils

  1. Do you have more images of the 811A, I am currently trying to build one my self and would like to see if from some other views.

    Thanks,

    jake

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