Originally posted by greatlakesRegards to can-crushing, have you ever built a device to shrink objects, like quarters, pennies etc?
My coinshrinking effort is here
and the coin is shrunk so much it is
nearly spherical. At 5kJ, these are the highest energies I have used the cap bank at. It is capable of 16kJ though but blast containment becomes a
real issue as does the noise (AK47 bullet = 2kJ).
Originally posted by subject x
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).
With "how-to" stuff I am very aware of safety. The last thing I want is some kid pulling apart a microwave oven and using this absolutely lethal
device as a first HV project. So I don't publish detailed plans as a rule. However, I was receiving a lot of enquiries so I made up
a little project
to make 1 inch sparks that are safe and battery
operated and any shocks from this will just serve as a do not touch lesson to be repeated as many times as you like. The setup only has an ignition
coil, relay and capacitor.
Originally posted by SKUNK2
Yeah TDU can you get a anti gravity propulsion system working. Or even sort of ZPE device running
Originally posted by groingrinder
For some time I have wanted to experiment with a tesla coil, crystal, pyramid combination.
Don't forget that I have a straight science approach. So no antigravity, ZPE, crystals pyramids or the like.
Western Australia is building one of the worlds few gravity wave detectors along with LIGO and VIRGO and I have some association with this in a very
peripheral way. The people there know more about gravity than you could imagine. They would laugh at you if you mentioned antigravity. Of course for
the scientifically inclined, dark energy on a universe wide scale behaves a bit in this way, giving acceleration of the expanding universe. Not really
something you run your DeLorean on though.
Originally posted by Don Wahn
Nice! Werent, you just in Popsci or NewScientist or something like that? How deeply have you studied Tesla's works? I did a paper on him when I
was in college, and there was some craaaazy stuff out there that he had claimed he did. You know anything about those claims?
It was IEEE Spectrum (engineering magazine) with the Tesla coil on the car as a centerfold. That photo got pretty wide coverage on the net. My wild
guess is that 1/2 million people saw it since over 100,000 then went on to my site.
And Tesla's stuff. Much of it wonderful, some of it purely fanciful and clearly impossible. It might be easy to see this now 150 years later but at
the time it was all new and magical.
Originally posted by Lexion
Do you only repeat Tesla's experiments, or do you some off-the-wall
stuff of your own ?
Every time you or I turn on a switch I am repeating some of Tesla's experiments. His influence in the electrical world particularly of AC, was
profound. I don't try to replicate his experiments. I mostly try to make big sparks and pretty pictures. Sounds childish but close to the truth. I
am not trying to change the world.
Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
So what does it feel like when those bolts hit you? I've sene too many photos where people weren't exactly a safe distance from the bolt range.
I've never been hit by one and have no intention of doing so. I let small weak sparks jump 2 inches onto my hand but that is different. It shouldn't
be fatal but will cause small burns and a very unpleasant shock.