Tesla Coil Plans
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Nikola Tesla was possible one of the world’s greatest scientists and inventors, rivaling even the greatest of minds such as Einstein and Edison. Tesla invented the first radio transmitter back in the late 1800s, he pioneered the basics of X-ray technology and even invented the worlds first laser beam.
Tesla was truly a genius of his time and even today, his work still amazes many people around the world and baffles some of the greatest scientists minds at how it is done. Throughout this How To Build A Tesla Coil review, we are going to look at all of Tesla’s greatest works including how he was able to demonstrate the worlds first display of wireless electricity. What I mean by that is Tesla was able to light a lightbulb in a room without plugging it into anything at all.
Let’s jump in and see exactly how you can replicate one of Tesla’s inventions for yourself to help power your home and seriously get yourself off of the electrical grid and generate free power for your home and appliances for the rest of your life.
Understanding How The System Works
Before I show you how to build a Tela Coil for your own personal use, I need to show you exactly how the system works so you know what your doing when you create it. Because if you don’t, you can potentially injure yourself. You see, if you were you get shocked from the Tesla Coil by touching it, you would not feel any pain, but your circulatory and nervous systems could be severely damaged.
First thing you need to do is watch this YouTube video below. It will show you exactly what we are going to be building and how it works to power your home. Check it out now…
Step One: Gathering Your Building Materials
The total cost to building one of these system came out to around $50 dollars, assuming you don’t have any of this stuff just laying around…
* A length of 1.5″ PVC (the longer the better)
* About 300 feet of 24 AWG copper enameled wire
* 1.5″ PVC screw-thing (see picture)
* 1.5″ metal floor flange with threads
* Spray on enamel
* Circular, smooth metallic object for the discharge terminal
Base and Supra-base:
* Various pieces of wood
* Long bolts, nuts, and washers
* About 10 feet of thin copper tubing
* 6 Glass bottles (Snapple bottles work really well)
* Table Salt
* Oil (I used canola. Mineral oil (horse laxative) it preferable as it doesn’t mold, but I didn’t have any.)
* Lots of aluminum foil
Step Two: Winding The Secondary Tower
This part is probably the most crucial in developing a great looking and great working Telsa Coil. You need to really take your time here because, while it can be kind of tedious, the tighter you wrap the wire here, the better results you’ll get when testing it. Slowly and VERY carefully begin to wrap the coil, making sure that you don’t have any overlapping areas or spaces.
Every few turns, it might be a good idea to stick a piece of masking tape in there to protect the darn thing from unraveling in case you set it down or something like that. Once you’re finished, make sure to put a piece of tape on the top and bottom of the coil. Then spray it with a few coats of enamel.
Step Three: Prepare The Bases And Wind The Primary Coil
Ok, now your next set is to align the center of the bottom board with the bolts and drill holes for them to go through. Make sure you attached the bolts upside down because this will allow for you to create a base for the primary coil to sit right on top of it. Once you have the first base lined up and bolted in, just bolt the primary right on top of it.
Now take your shiny copper pipe and wind it into a cool upside down cone and connect it to the supra-base as shown in the first picture. You can also use some wooden supports to help brace the primary coil if you want to, this is optional but highly recommended.
Step Four: Create The Spark Gap
Also, note that you’ll need to create the spark gap using two metal screws hanging openly in the air. You can see how this looks in the small wooden box in the front with the two black wires coming from it.
I know it’s kind of hard to see in this low res picture, but take my word for it. The little wooden box you see has two metal screws going into it and they are not touching, they are simply hanging in mid air. This is where the spark with jump and create the action in the Tesla Coil. Make sure you create this part because it is critical to the success of your invention. These will later hook up the the bottles you see in the picture in a later step. More that that in a minute…
Step Five: Assemble The Capacitors
Instead of buying a capacitor at the store, you can go the cheaper route and just build some yourself, out of some Snapple bottles which seem to work the best. All you need are some glass bottles, salt, oil and some aluminum foil. First thing you’ll need to do is wrap the bottle in aluminum foil and fill it with water.
It’s critical that you make sure all the bottle have an equal amount of water in them because this will help to regulate the power output. Next you’ll need to add some salt, the maximum amount being .359g/mL which ends up being a ton of salt. If you want tone it down a bit you can just use 5 grams of salt instead. Just make sure whatever you choose, that you use the same amounts of salt and water in each bottle.
Next, pour a few mL of oil into the bottles very slowly and punch a hole in the cap and string a wire down into that sucker. You now have a fully functioning capacitor, go make 5 more for a total of 6.
Step Six: Connect All The Wires
Okay, this is the easy part (if you follow directions) because all you have to do here is connect all the wires according to the schematic you see here. MAKE SURE you DO NOT connect the secondary ground to the main ground, this will fry everything in your house.
Step Seven: Fire Up Your New Mini Tesla Coil
Alright, you did it! You’ve created your first Tesla Coil in just one afternoons time. Let’s go ahead and bring this sucker outside because it really isn’t that safe to fire up something this powerful inside your home without knowing exactly what it is capable of yet. There is a potential risk of something catching fire, so don’t take that chance and move it outside buddy!
Once you’ve found a safe location to start it up, just flip the switch and watch the sparks fly!
Why You Will NEVER Have A Tesla Coil
And it’s not what you think…
You see, all throughout Tesla’s life he was never really concerned with money, therefore he always had to reply on outside capital from venture capitalists and what not to fund his projects and inventions. But this was really his weakpoint because as soon as one of his biggest investors, J.P. Morgan discovered that Tesla’s Coil would pretty much put his strong hold on the energy industry out of business, he panicked and cut all funding to Tesla’s project in Colorado at the time.
This results in Tesla’s greatest invention of his time, the Tesla Coil, which has the power the light a lightbulb without it being plugged in as you saw above in the YouTube video, from EVER reaching the public. In fact, after Tesla’s death in 1943 the US Government snatched up all of his belongings, including his schematics for building a Tesla Coil. This was considered a HUGE injustice by his family because they wanted to display his lifes work in what is today known as the Tesla Museum in Belgrade.
Only now, in the 21st Century has the Government started declassifying some of his lifes research and developments. This has led to a surge of new interest in his work and the potential his Coils have to change the way the world powers their homes.
After doing much research of my own on where to find these types of plans, I came across one website that I found offered me the complete solution for some really advanced, but easy to follow, step by step blueprint instructions. I’ve put a link to that website right below this text. Be sure to check it out and see what it can do for you.
Thanks for reading…