Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Insol's Tesla Coil
The coil needs tuning and gap polishing. If I weren't so lazy, the sparks you see here would be about two to three times the size.
This is what happens when I hold a shop light tube up to the sphere, with the camera in my right hand. There's plenty of energy potential to excite the tube's mercury vapor, noble gas and phosphor into fluorescence.