Category Archives: Other teslathons

Teslathon & tesla workshop/talk Venues needed

EE are actively looking for venues for teslathons in the East Midlands for next year.

Places to hold our events are getting few and far between, mostly because of our “special” requirements.

What is a teslathon : A tesalthon is a meeting of tesla coil enthusiasts. Our tesla coils vary in size from tabletop to 3M tall and are all built by amateurs.

I have been running teslathons for 18+ years and have Risk assessments and method statements to cover the H&S aspects to our hobby.

So what do we need?

The Must have’s

A room with tables a minimum of 11M x 8M in size, on the ground floor that can be blacked out and a ceiling height of ideally more than 4M. Bigger of course is better. We usually have 20 or so coilers and 30-60 visitors to the events.

Plenty of 13A sockets (for our bigger events, a 32A Commando or accessible cooker socket would be needed, or an electrician on site to give support.)
Some method of providing a separate electrical earth. 10 or more tables.

Tea and coffee making facilities 🙂

Other needs (can generally be worked around)

The room needs a minimum (ideally non) of Burglar alarm, Fire alarm or network cables. Electronic lighting can be OK, but they must be high the ceiling. Fire sensors are generally OK, but they must not be of the ionisation type.

Ideal Venues are usually industrial museums or metal skinned warehouses/barns as these have a minimum of electronic equipment. We would like to work with the venues own insurance if possible, but we can provide our own if needed.

I also arrange workshops and talks with lesser requirements, so most venues can be used for something.

We can work in two ways, either a daily rental for the hall, paid by us,or we can work as a ticketed event to raise funds or awareness for a museum, venue or charity.

Before any booking, I would need to assess the venue for safety and suitability.

Have a suitable venue? (Or would like a talk at your venue) contact me tesa@extremeeectronics.co.uk

Details of past events are here http://www.extremeelectronics.co.uk/cambridge-teslathon/ and here http://www.extremeelectronics.co.uk/nottingham-gaussfest/

Amberley Teslathon 2004

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Amberley Teslathon 2004


Adrians Fretwells Coil Power arcing to a strike pole.


A long exposure of Adrians coil doing its thinng.

Arcs to at least 42"

Adrians Coil

An exhibit from the Milne collection at Amberley Museum

Amberley Museums VDG chucking foil dishes around.

Colin Heaths collection of SSTC's

Colins SSTC running !!

Colins SSTC Still Running.


Colins SSTC Still working


Bang !!! (note the cracks in the MOSFETS)

Colins collection of dead sillicon for the day.

My Collection of small coils.

My OLTC doing its Twinkle Twinkle effect

All of my Coils at Amberley

My OLTC Power arcing to Twinkle Twinkle.. (Movie 410K)


Mike Harrisons Marx giving a 1MV discharge..

 


Mikes Complete Marx setup.

Kew Bridge 2011

The Aetheriser
The Aetheriser
Halo
Halo
The Aetheriser
Red Arcs from the Aetheriser
The Aetheriser
The Aetheriser "wipes" a CD
The Aetheriser
The Aetheriser "wipes" a CD
The Aetheriser
The Aetheriser with propeller
The Aetheriser
The Aetheriser with yellow sparks
KBSM
Clive Announces Earls Coil
Earls Coil
Earls Magnifier
The Aetheriser
The Aetheriser Wipes another CD
The Aetheriser
The Aetheriser Wipes and another
The Aetheriser
The Aetheriser with aetheritic lamp
The Aetheriser
The Aetheriser with red and yellow arcs
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier to air
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier to a earthed rod
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier
KBSM
Steam engine
KBSM
Steam engine
KBSM
Steam engine
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier in The Steam Hall
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier to earthed rod
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier to earthed rod
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier to earthed rod
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier to flourecent tubes
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier power arcing
KBSM
KBSM narrow gauge engine
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier to earthed rod
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier to earthed rod
Earls Magnifier
Earls Magnifier to earthed rod


The Steam Hall at Kew Bridge (slightly fuzzy due to lens problem)

Kew Bridge Mad Science 2012

KBSM 2012


Alex
Alex Demonstrating RF audio Driven Coil
Alex
Alex's Setup
Dereks Tesla Coils
Dereks Display
Derek
Dereks Noah DRSSTC - killed by its own arcs
Dereks tesla coils
Two small battery powered coils
Derek Aetheriser
Dereks Aetheriser and Aetheretic lamp
Derek
Dereks Halo
Derek
The Aetheriser
Derek
The Aetheriser with rotating breakout
Derek
The Aetheriser with strontium breakout
Dereks Halo
Halo with 4 Arcs
Dereks Aetheriser
Aetherising a Win95 CD
Dereks Aetheriser
Aetherising a Win95 CD
Dereks Aetheriser
Aetherising
Dereks Aetheriser
Aetherising with Rotating Breakout
Dereks Halo Tesla Coil
Halo spins its breakout
Dereks Halo Tesla Coil
Halos breakout gets rather warm
Earls Magnifer
Earls Magnifier Primary and Secondary
Earls Magnifer
Earls Magnifier - Third Coil
Earls Magnifer
Earls Magnifier throws some sparks
Earls Magnifer
Earls Magnifier throws more
Earls Magnifer
Earls Magnifier throws more
Earls Magnifer
Earls Magnifier throws more
Earls Magnifer
Earls Magnifier throws more
Earls Magnifer
Earls Magnifier throws more arcs
Earls Magnifer
Earls Magnifier throws more arcs
Earls Magnifer
Earls Magnifier throws more arcs
Earls Magnifer
Earls Magnifier throws more arcs
James
James's Bedini motor
James
James's Induction coil
James
James's Audio spark phone
James
James's 1.5v induction coil
James
James's classic Tesla coil
James
James's classic Tesla coil
James
James's with his audio arc phone
James
James's with his jacobs ladder
James
James's lights a fluorescent lamp
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Phill Strauss
Phill Strauss prepares his coil
Phill Strauss
Phill Strauss coil arcs to breakout
Phill Strauss
Phill Strauss coil arcs to breakout
Phill Strauss
Phill Strauss coil arcs
Phill Strauss
Phill Strauss coil arcs
Phil Strauss
Power Arcing to earth
Phil Tuck
Phil Tuck's synchronous rotary coil
Phil Tuck
Phil Tuck's coil's arcs
Phil Tuck
Phil Tuck's coil's arcs
Phil Tuck
Phil Tuck's coil's arcs
Phil Tuck
Phil Tuck coil breaks through to its primary
Phil Tuck
Phil Tuck repaires the holes in his primary
Phil Tuck
As good as new....
Phil Tuck
and continues giving 8' Arcs.
Phill Tuck
and continues giving 8' Arcs.
Phil Tuck
and continues giving 8' Arcs.
Phil Tuck
and continues giving 8' Arcs.
Phil Tuck
and continues giving 8' Arcs.
Phill Tuck
and continues giving 8' Arcs.
Phill Tuck
and continues giving 8' Arcs.
Phil Tuck
Running Great
Phil Tuck
Running Great
Phil Tuck
Danger Live Terminals
Phil Tuck
Danger Live Terminals
Phil Tuck
Danger Live Terminals
Phil Tuck
Danger Live Terminals
Phil Tuck
Sign causes a burn on Phils Topload.

Amberley 2004

Album

Amberley Teslathon 2004


Adrians Fretwells Coil Power arcing to a strike pole.


A long exposure of Adrians coil doing its thinng.

Arcs to at least 42"

Adrians Coil

An exhibit from the Milne collection at Amberley Museum

Amberley Museums VDG chucking foil dishes around.

Colin Heaths collection of SSTC's

Colins SSTC running !!

Colins SSTC Still Running.


Colins SSTC Still working


Bang !!! (note the cracks in the MOSFETS)

Colins collection of dead sillicon for the day.

My Collection of small coils.

My OLTC doing its Twinkle Twinkle effect

All of my Coils at Amberley

My OLTC Power arcing to Twinkle Twinkle.. (Movie 410K)


Mike Harrisons Marx giving a 1MV discharge..

 


Mikes Complete Marx setup.

Corby 2001

From A CD by Bob Golding sent to me by David Mills @DTL

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Photos by Colin Dancer

Photos By Mark Hales