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posted on May, 12 2007 @ 11:49 PM
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I had the Discovery Channel come to do a shoot recently and in preparation I revamped my big Tesla coil. It's a nice pic if you like that sort of thing.

TDU






posted on May, 13 2007 @ 12:08 AM
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Woah, you are meaning to tell me you are THE tesla-down-under?

Youre a freaking hero to me man! (If you are the actual tesla-down-under)

I've been experimenting with how much energy I can draw from the resonance of the transformer plant near my apartment for some time... essentially I've found it's good for lighting, but nothing more.

Outside of that... I can't find the original equations to calculate coil windings and sizes. I used to have them, but I've lost them, you don't have them on hand do you?

PS: my favorite is the can crusher... such a lovely use of excessive raw power.

[edit on 13-5-2007 by johnsky]



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 12:11 AM
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Dude, you are a wildman.


I love the flamethrower thing.

What's the deal with can crushing? Is that a proof of concept for blasting aluminum or something else?



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 12:17 AM
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Originally posted by johnsky

Youre a freaking hero to me man! (If you are the actual tesla-down-under)

I've been experimenting with how much energy I can draw from the resonance of the transformer plant near my apartment for some time...


Yeah isn't he though? Hope he'll keep us posted as to when the Discovery show will be on.

My question is, have people been doing stuff like this all along, I mean before the 'Net and people spreading this kind of thing?

I know there were a lot of fans even back in the Fido-net days, but now that everyone can build on each other's stuff and post web pages you see more and more of this kind of stuff.

Rocket cars, bizarre inventions, flame throwers, you name it...

Gotta love it....uh, at least from a distance. Not sure how I'd feel having a neighbor who was making lightning from our transformer or firing a scary coil in the car-port, haha.



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 12:19 AM
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The can crusher, well, think of it as sending so much energy into a single point that the material has little option but to step down a state.

Not to mention the magnetic effect helps a bit.

It's excessive use of raw power... but that's what makes it so damn great!


If TDU is reading... my playing with capacitors led to my creation of my "Capacitor cannnon"... it's actually more of a shotgun / mortar... but the point is that you overcharge a ceramic capacitor fast enough that it shatters the base, superheats the center, and sends whatever is left flying out the end of the pipe... I've shredded a few tuna-fish sadwiches with it. lol



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 12:19 AM
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Originally posted by johnsky
Woah, you are meaning to tell me you are THE tesla-down-under?

Youre a freaking hero to me man! (If you are the actual tesla-down-under)


[edit on 13-5-2007 by johnsky]


Ditto on that!
I've been to TDU's site on a number of occasions, if for no other reason but to view those incredible pics! Dude....what's your electric bill like?
Seriously, it would be interesting to hear about some of your opinions about Tesla, the man and the myths. I'd especially like to hear about what you have to say about the myths -- especially those concerning Tesla's work in weather control.



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 12:43 AM
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Ummm... WOW!

Always wanted to build me a solid state tesla coil. One of these days I'll get to it. It'll be a little brother to yours though lol



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 12:46 AM
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Really insane but also amazing nothing more to add.

Regard's
Lee




posted on May, 13 2007 @ 12:57 AM
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......oooh snap...

My friends and i have always admired the neat photos you produce. keep it up, it makes for good conversation =)



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 02:26 AM
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Originally posted by johnsky
Woah, you are meaning to tell me you are THE tesla-down-under? ...
Outside of that... I can't find the original equations to calculate coil windings and sizes. I used to have them, but I've lost them, you don't have them on hand do you?
PS: my favorite is the can crusher...


I sure am Tesladownunder. (actually just an average family guy here in my home town who keeps a low profile locally).
The best TC equation program is Bart Anderson's JAVATC.
Can crushing is a lot of fun and it is one area where I have done more than anyone else on the net. I started to write a physics paper on it supervised by Prof Blair.


Originally posted by Badge01
I love the flamethrower thing.
What's the deal with can crushing?

The flamethrowers are not real stable but it is interesting how horizontal they can remain. Easy fun.
Can crushing is easier with your hand. But no-one posts about that...


Originally posted by Badge01
Hope he'll keep us posted as to when the Discovery show will be on.
My question is, have people been doing stuff like this all along, I mean before the 'Net and people spreading this kind of thing?
Gotta love it....uh, at least from a distance. Not sure how I'd feel having a neighbor who was making lightning from our transformer or firing a scary coil in the car-port, haha.

Discovery segment will only be shown in Canada within the next few weeks assuming it goes to production. It took 15 hours to get 3 hours of video of a range of my best stuff.
People have been doing this stuff. I made my first TC in 1973 but it was very hard to get info. I think you had to use things called BOOKS. Have you heard of them. I saw one once.

Neighbours (the 10 within 1/4 mile), are a bit distant and no real problem. I invite them over once a year to see my stuf running and to keep them on side. I warn them if loud stuff will go on late like the Discovery shoot.


Originally posted by johnsky
If TDU is reading... my playing with capacitors led to my creation of my "Capacitor cannnon"... it's actually more of a shotgun / mortar... but the point is that you overcharge a ceramic capacitor fast enough that it shatters the base, superheats the center, and sends whatever is left flying out the end of the pipe... I've shredded a few tuna-fish sadwiches with it. lol

Blowing up stuff is fun. The tuna smell is not - having crushed tuna cans.

Cheers
TDU



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 04:15 AM
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You need to post some more threads here on ATS! I'll read all of your posts!

Regards to can-crushing, have you ever built a device to shrink objects, like quarters, pennies etc?

Neat stuff, more threads!



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 05:28 AM
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Man, that is incredible. I'd probably put myself in the hospital setting up that ladder, let alone the coil.
And the pictures on your site are amazing, especially the "Tesladownunder car theft protection" and the "Eye of Sauron."



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 06:24 AM
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I love Tesla coils, and your pictures are inspiring mate, keep up the good work


More people need to hear about this forgotten man of history, the legend that is Nikola Tesla, and by making such beautiful pictures you are doing a great job of spreading awareness about him



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 08:48 AM
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Wow! This is incredible, especially that vortex you produced in the sky, I am sure many people on ATS are going to be interest when your Discovery channel episode is aired.

Thanks for posting the link to your site I have always been a huge Tesla fan and it looks like you are living his dream, so to speak.

I am flagging this thread for sure.



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 09:02 AM
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TDU, you are the Man! (and you're not even keeping me down....)
That is some truly impressive stuff you're doing down there. Keep it up.

Y'know, there are probably a few people around here who would derive benefit
from something along the lines of a "how-to" thread. You know, tips, tricks, and
various bits of info to make their own projects more fulfilling (and probably safer).

Just a thought, if you have the time and inclination.

More "power" to you!



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 09:07 AM
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so when are you gonna give us the secret to anitgravity>
LOL
Your the man
Tesla smiles



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 09:48 AM
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Yeah TDU can you get a anti gravity propulsion system working. Or even sort of ZPE device running

It'll be cool. Any way keep up the good work. Love your pics too.



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 10:38 AM
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Huge Tesla fan here...and I am so happy that his experiments are continuing. I truly feel excited and amazed, I called my children over to see your site. I will be eagerly waiting to see the Discovery channel show. TeslaDownUnder you have many fans here in my house. Thank you, thank you.



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 12:27 PM
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Another closet coil fan here. I love the website.
For some time I have wanted to experiment with a tesla coil, crystal, pyramid combination. Congratulations on actually doing what I am only dreaming of.



posted on May, 13 2007 @ 12:37 PM
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Totally awesome pics in that website!!!

I'm amazed


Looking forward to your posts, TDU.

A huge welcome to ATS.





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