Tesla Coil Building Workshop

A workshop to get from basic electrical/electronic knowledge to building your first Tesla Coil, Safely.

A short course to go from the basics to building your own tesla coilboxsp-sm.

Date to be confirmed – email me if you are interested.

We aim to give you the theory and some useful building tips, with some HV demonstrations along the way and some resources for more information after the workshop.

To Book a Place

To book a place for the workshop, please email me at [shortlink url=”mailto:tesla@extremeelectronics.co.uk” title=”tesla@extremeelectronics.co.uk”] , please include “Tesla Coil Building Workshop” in the subject.

Prerequisites

A working knowledge of electricity and basic electrical components (caps resistors inductors transformers)
Basic 240V electrical safety, earthing, insulation, fusing.
Must be aged over 18.

Presented By

Three of the UK’s most experienced Tesla coilers.

Content
To include all, or part of, to a greater or lesser degree, the items below, and not necessarily in this order:-

Safety

Pupman Safety Sheet | High voltages | High Currents | Ozone | UV | Earthing | Key In pocket

The Tesla Coil Circuit

What is a teslacoil
Diagram
Rough Explanation
Types of Classic TC

Classic | Magnifier | (More detail later on SSTC | DRSSTC)

Components of a classic Tesla Coil

Power Supply

NST | MOT | OBIT | DC/AC
Filtering
PFC

Demo: Jacobs Ladder

Spark Gap

Single | Multiple | Rotary

Primary Capacitor

Voltage rating | ESR (ESL) | Pulse Caps | MMC

Demo: Cap discharge via Sausage

Primary Coil

Current | Skin Effect | Resistance | Tapping

Demo: Ring Flip

Secondary Coil

Formers | Winding | Sealing

Topload

Types – Toroid| Sphere
Capacitance | E-Field | Breakout voltage | Construction

Duct Pie trays & Foil | Spun Aluminium | Other

Demo: CWM with different sized toploads.

Breakout point

Earthing

Tesla coil Secondary
Equipment

Tuning

Java TC | Tuning methods | pinger

Break for refreshments

Electronic Tesla coils.

OLTC, SSTC, DRSSTC,

Demonstrations

The presenters get to throw some sparks from their equipment.

Open questions

Please Note:

All demonstrations are dependant on the availability of equipment at the time and safety concerns.
All of the above is subject to change, up-to and possibly during the event.

When / Where…

To be held in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, Date / Time TBD .

For more information, please join the Tesla Coil Workshops [shortlink url=”http://tinyurl.com/pdeuelr” title=”Mailing list”] and /or [shortlink url=”https://twitter.com/extelec” title=”@ExtElec”]

If you have or are building a tesla coil, you are welcome to bring it along, but please contact me first.

Cost £5, to cover cost of hall, refreshments are free.

Places are limited.

 

To Book a Place

To book a place for the workshop, please email me at [shortlink url=”mailto:tesla@extremeelectronics.co.uk” title=”tesla@extremeelectronics.co.uk”] , please include “Tesla Coil Building Workshop” in the subject.

 

Extreme Electronics will not be held responsible for any electric shock, burn or injury. These courses and any information given, are done in good faith. All high voltage equipment and experiments based on items from EE are done entirely at your own risk. Please read our safety instructions. IF YOU ARE UNSURE, DON’T DO IT.