Category Archives: Nottingham Gaussfest

Gaussfest Teslathon 2008

Gaussfest 2008

Gaussfest 2008


Derek Woodroffes CWM
Derek Woodroffes CWM
Derek Woodroffes DRSSTC
Derek Woodroffes Small Battery Powered DRSSTC
Derek Woodroffes CWM
Derek Woodroffe's 200Kv CWM
Derek Woodroffes CWM
Derek Woodroffes 200Kv CWM with a spinner
Derek Woodroffes CWM
Derek Woodroffe's 200Kv CWM with a pile of pie dishes
Derek Woodroffes Jacobs Ladder
Derek Woodroffe's CCPS running a jacobs ladder
Derek Woodroffe
Derek Woodroffe A bowl of water and 22KV DC
Derek Woodroffe
Arcs across the surface of the water
Karim's Induction Heater
Karim's Induction Heater
Karim's Induction Heater
With a 50p Coin
Karim's DRSSTC
Karim's DRSSTC
Karim's DRSSTC
Karim's DRSSTC
Karim's Indiuction Heater
Karim's Indiuction Heater - Side View
Karim's Cap Bank
Karim's Cap Bank Explodes some wire
Karim's DRSSTC
Karim's DRSSTC
Karim's Cap Bank
Karim's Cap Bank
Karim's DRSSTC
Karim's DRSSTC Arcs without Breakout
Karim's Induction Heater
Karim's Induction Heater With a Nut and Bolt
Karim's Induction Heater
Induction Heater Smokin...
Karim's Induction Heater
Karim and a lump of Iron fresh from the heater
Karim's Cap Bank
Cap Bank Explodes some more wirer
Karim's Cap Bank
Cap Bank Explodes some more wire
Karim's Cap Bank
A 10p After being launched by Karim's Cap Bank
Melvins DRSSTC
Melvins DRSSTC
Melvins DRSSTC
Melvins DRSSTC
Melvins DRSSTC
Melvins DRSSTC - 3rd Light - WOW
Mark Hales
Mark Hales Brought some Stuff to sell
Mark Hales Van de Graff
Mark Hales's Van de Graff
Mark Hales Van de Graff
Top Comb
Mark Hales Van de Graff
Bottom Comb and drive
Mark Hales
Neon Cup
Mark Hales
Mark Builds a Flyback Driver
Mark Hales
Mark Builds a Flyback Driver - Which Works..
Neil Thomas
Neil Thomas Ballasts for his Jacobs Ladder
Neil Thomas Jacobs Ladder
Neil Thomas Power Control and monitoring for his jacobs ladder
Neil Thomas Jacobs Ladder
The Holder for the Electrodes
Neil Thomas Jacobs Ladder
Neil making a couple of last minute changes
Neil Thomas Jacobs Ladder
The Full Jacobs Ladder
Neil Thomas Jacobs Ladder
Arcs at 32A from Mains
Neil Thomas Jacobs Ladder
Arcs at 32A from Mains
Paul Bennem
Pauls Teslacoil Arrives
Paul Bennem
And needs some construction
Paul Bennem
And needs some construction
Paul Bennem
Pauls TC Controller
Paul Bennem
Pauls DC charging and ballast
Paul Bennem
Ready
Paul Bennem
Arcs 5' to a Fixed earth
Paul Bennem
Watched by the visitors
Paul Bennem
More Power Arcing
Paul Bennem
More Power Arcing
Paul Bennem
Arcs via a strip of CD's
Paul Bennem
Which slowly disintegrate
Paul Bennem
Which slowly disintegrate
Paul Bennem
And back to power arcing
Phillip Strauss
Phillip Strauss's Bonnetti machine
Phillip Strauss
Phillip Strauss's Bonnetti machine
Phillip Strauss
Phillip Strauss's Bonnetti machine
Phillip Strauss
Gives 20cm Arcs
Phillip Strauss
With Paul driving with a long acrylic rod
Phillip Strauss
The Charge pickups from Phillips Machine
Sam Sainsburys TC
Sam Sainsburys TC
Sam Sainsburys TC
With a Flourecent Lamp as a breakout
Sam Sainsburys TC
Streamers

Gaussfest Teslathon 2009

Gaussfest 2009

Gaussfest 2009


Noah
Derek Woodroffes Noah Coil
Noah
Derek Woodroffes Noah Coil Spark Close up
DRSSTC Test Board
Derek Woodroffes DRSSTC test board, more details to come.....
Noah
Derek Woodroffes Noah, a Brick half bridge DRSSTC
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - Primary and Secondary
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - Control Box
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - ExpandableTorroid
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - First Light; No really FIRST light, 4' STREAMERS WOW!!!
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - The Setup
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - The Cap Bank
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - The Cap Bank - Slightly overvoltaged
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - The Cap Bank - Letting the Magic Smoke out.
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - 6.5' Arc to Earth (78")
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - Streamers to Air
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - Streamers to Air
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - Streamers to Air
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier - Streamers to Air
James Howels
James Howles - HV Bits and peices
James Howels
James Howles - Tesla Coil from 6Kv 30mA NST
James Howels
James Howles - Jacobs Ladder from 100mA 10Kv NST
James Howels
James Howles - Classic Tc
Phillip Strauss
Phillip Strauss's Classic TC
Phillip Strauss
Phillip Strauss's Classic TC
Phillip Strauss
Phillip Strauss's Classic TC NST, Filters and Control
Phillip Strauss
Phillip Strauss's Classic TC, The Filter lets some smoke out
Phillip Strauss
Phillip Strauss's Classic TC, The Filter lets more smoke out
Nick & Robert
Nick & Roberts SSTC
Nick & Robert
Nick & Roberts SSTC
Nick & Robert
Nick & Roberts SSTC
Nick & Robert
Nick & Roberts SSTC - Driver
Nick & Robert
Nick & Roberts SSTC - Driver
Nick & Robert
Nick & Roberts SSTC - Driver
Melvin
Melvin's Small DRSSTC
Melvin
Melvin's Small DRSSTC
Melvin
Melvin's Larger DRSSTC
Melvin
Melvin's Larger DRSSTC
Melvin
Melvin's Larger DRSSTC
Melvin
Melvin's Small DRSSTC
Visitors
The Visitors take pictures
Visitors
Some of The Visitors to the GF2009

Gaussfest Teslathon 2010

Nottingham Gaussfest 2010

Nottingham Gaussfest 2010


Dave's marx
Dave brought his Small Marx
Dave's marx
That gave 130Kv arcs
Dave's marx
Powered by two large CW multipliers from mains
Dave's Cap Bank
Daves Cap bank dinted some cans..
Dave's Cap Bank
With possibly the most complex control system ever seen in a cap bank
Dave's Cap Bank
If you need a can with a waist see Dave
Derek Woodroffes Small DRSSTC's
A collection of Derek's Small DRSSTC's and laptop control
Derek Woodroffes Noah DRSSTC's
A collection of Derek's NOAH DRSSTC's with new control system
Derek Woodroffes small Bi-polar
A small 1.5" tall bi-polar coil
Derek Woodroffes small Bi-polar
The inside of the smallest Battery Powered DRSSTC in the world !!
Earls Magnifier
Earl at his Magnifier's controls
Earls Magnifier
Giving Good sparks as usual
Earls Magnifier
More power into the Hall Roof
Earls Magnifier
Running really smoothly
Earls Magnifier
Running really smoothly
Earls Magnifier
Until his rotary became bigger that it was before!!
Jasons 1Kw DC charging Tesla Coil
Jasons 1Kw DC charging Tesla Coil
Jasons 1Kw DC charging Tesla Coil
Gave a great display
Jasons 1Kw DC charging Tesla Coil
Jason at the controls
Jasons 1Kw DC charging Tesla Coil
The whole coil and rotary
Karim DRSSTC
Karim brought a couple of DRSSTC's
Karim DRSSTC
And perswaded a couple
Karim DRSSTC
Of the Visitors to play the gituar
Karim DRSSTC
and keyboard through them
Karim Solid State Jacobs Ladder
Karim also brought a Solid State Jacobs ladder
Karim Solid State Jacobs Ladder
Which ran flawlessley throughout the day
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
Phil Tuck Arrived and started to build his coil
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
assisted by Phil Strauss
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
On a ground plane of chicken wire
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
His coil performed
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
Very Well
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
Both to air
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
and to a breakout
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
Until a secondary Strike hit
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
but removing a couple of turns and cleaning
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
Put it back into action
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
Untill his rotary controller died
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
from a failed capacitor
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
Which was quickly replaced and he went fishing for sparks
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
and put more power in to the roof
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
Phil Tuck Tesla coil
and acheived a 6' (almost direct) strike
Coilers
Watched by a number of visitors
Gaussfest
The Coils at the Gaussfest


Links to Videos (Thanks to Phil Tuck HV Tesla)

Earls Magnifier
Karims SSTC plays music Karims SSTC plays music II


Video by Simon Yapp
www.simon-yapp.com




Extras

Special 1
Special 1
Special 1

Gaussfest Teslathon 2011

Nottingham Gaussfest 2011


PlasmaBalls
Chris Brought a couple of Plasma Balls and some flourecent tubes
Marx
Dave brough his Marx which intermittantly gave 300mm Arcs
Cap Bank
Dave also brought his can crusher.
Cap Bank
Dave's Marx Power supply
Cap Bank
Dave's Small Marx
Halo
Dereks Halo SSTC produces 4 breakouts
DRSSTC-LET
Dereks DRSSTC-LET running on a tray
Chris fluorescent tubes
Chris invites in aliens with a pair of fluorescent tubes powered from Halo
Halo SSTC
Dereks Halo with 4 rotating arcs
Chris and his fluorescents again
Chris and his fluorescents again with Dereks Halo
HALO SSTC
Dereks Halo SSTC
Karims DRSSTC's
Karim Setus up his dual musical DRSSTC's
Karims DRSSTC's
Karim's mains filter !!
Karims DRSSTC's
Karim's Sets off his MIDI files from his laptop
Karims DRSSTC's
Karim's Producing a great display
Karims DRSSTC's
To music
Karims DRSSTC's
With large 4' Arcs
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
Phill Tuck brought his newly rebuilt Tesla Coil
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
which appeared to have cought something nasty
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
but has a very well built rotary and cap bank
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss takes a rest whilst watching Phil Build his coil
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
Which ran very well
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
Which ran with some loud bangs
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
From his new cap bank
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
but large arcs to ground and the roof
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
The cap bank eventually broke down and burnt some insulation
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
Which was fixed with some silicon tubing
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
and Phill was back on line
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
With even more power from a 24mH choke from Phillip
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
Which actually was 17mH (loads more power)
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
Chris lent his fluorescents as a strike pole
Phill Tuck rotary Tesla Coil
which wasnt too well earthed
Will's Tesla Coil
A new tesla coil made out of fluorescent green acrylic
Will's Tesla Coil
A really nice looking coil
Will's Tesla Coil
That works too

Gaussfest Teslathon 2012


Dereks Halo Tesla Coil
Halo with a number of rotating arcs
Dereks Aetheriser Tesla Coil
The Aetheriser and a rotating breakout
Dereks Aetheriser Tesla Coil
The Aetheriser and a rotating breakout
Dereks Aetheriser Tesla Coil
The Aetheriser and a rotating breakout
Dereks Aetheriser Tesla Coil
The Aetheriser entertains the vistors
Dereks Halo Tesla Coil
Halo with two breakouts
Philip Strauss'sTesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's spark gap coil
Philip Strauss'sTesla Coil
Ran very well
Philip Strauss'sTesla Coil
Despite having spark gap blower and transformer
Phil Tucks rotary Tesla Coil
Phill Tuck Brought his rotary spark gap tesla coil
Phil Tucks rotary Tesla Coil
Which Ran fine
Phil Tucks rotary Tesla Coil
For most of the day
Phil Tucks rotary Tesla Coil
Creating a fantastic
Phil Tucks rotary Tesla Coil
Display of arc's
Phil Tucks rotary Tesla Coil
Untill..
Phil Tucks rotary Tesla Coil
Untill..
Phil Tucks rotary Tesla Coil
Untill..
Phil Tucks rotary Tesla Coil
A strike carbonised his coil base
Phil Tucks rotary Tesla Coil
and finally his rotary phase control variac died.
Phil Tucks Tesla Coil
Phil and Phils col in a copy of the Famous Warnclyffe Photo.

Gaussfest Teslathon 2013

Gaussfest 2013


Phill Tuck and Phil Strauss Arrive
Phill Tuck and Phil Strauss Arrive
Dave's Tesla Coil
Dave Assembles his Tesla Coil
Dave's Tesla Coil
Dave'sTesla Coil
Dave's Tesla Coil
Dave'sTesla Coil
Dave's Tesla Coil
Dave'sTesla Coil Rectifier and Balast
Dave's Tesla Coil
Dave'sTesla Coil MOT Stack
Dave's Tesla Coil
Dave'sTesla Coil Controler
Derek's Tesla Coils
Derek's Tesla Coils
Derek's Tesla Coils
The Aetheriser destroys a CD
Derek's Tesla Coils
Noah II Produces a streamer
Derek's Tesla Coils
Noah II Produces a streamer
Derek's Tesla Coils
Magnetic Levitation
Jase's Tesla Coil
Jase's Tesla Coil
Jase's Tesla Coil
Jase's Tesla Coil with a Rotary
Jase's Tesla Coil
Jase's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil
Phillip Strauss's Tesla Coil Tuning
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil Fisrt Break down
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil Fixed by removing a chunk of tufnall
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil returns to service
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil Arcs to Phillip S's
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil Smoke !!!
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil More Burnt Tufnall
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil More Burnt, Hot Tufnall
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil Runs again
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil Arcs to the floor
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil Failure II
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil After more tufnall removed
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil After more tufnall removed
Phil Tuck Tesla Coil
Phil Tuck's Tesla Coil Result of earth free running
Wireless transmission
Martyn's solid state magnifying transmitters
Sam's Tesla Coil
Sam's Tesla Coil
Sam's Tesla Coil
Sam's Tesla Coil
Sam's Tesla Coil
Sam's Tesla Coil
Sam's Tesla Coil
Sam's Plasma Ball

Nottingham Tesla Workshop 2003

The Nottingham Teslathon Workshop took place on September 6 2003. The idea of this event was to focus on technical investigation and tinkering around with coils, rather than running demos. It went very well. The highlight was possibly Mike and Brian’s mighty magnifier which produced bigger sparks than ever before, thanks to some careful tuning assistance, and the loan of a series compound rotary gap, from Martin Dale. However, there were plenty of other excellent coils doing the sparky thing, mostly due to Phil Parry, Derek Woodroffe, and Paul Benham.

There may possibly be a repeat sometime in February or March. The working title for this event is (probably) now the “Nottingham Gaussfest”, since it’s 1/10,000 the size of a normal Teslathon :-6

 
32″ Arc from Arian Fretwells
Coil


Phil Parrys VTTC heats
up the room


Brian and Mikes
“Maggie” Tesla Magnifier


Maggie Bites
back


Maggies Primary Arcs
over, one for the Smokin’ page !!

Cotton Tess doing its
cooker ring impression.

Adrian Fretwell’s Coil
hits a lump of Wire wool.

My Big Tess giving 2′
streamers 

Phil Parrys VTTC
collection

Adrian Fretwells
Coil

Paul Benhams
Coil

Small Car Ignition
Powered Tesla Coil

A View of all of
“Maggie”

Maggie running with
Martin Dales Rotory Gap at 15A

A PC Motherboard is
tested for static immunity.


Paul Benhams coil runs
with a Rotory and beer glass insulators.


Phill parrys VTTC
lights up some assorted glassware.

Adrian and Phill light
various tubes from Ikletess via
themselves.