Lego and other HV things

Mark Pulver mpulver at
Fri Jun 27 21:16:26 CEST 1997

Synthfool at (02:55PM 6/27/97 -0400) wrote:

>>. Trust me on this one.. I'm speaking from experience. :)
>>He was talking about a Jacobs Ladder which is pretty benign - have one 
>>in the studio and it makes no interference when I run it.
>>A Tesla Coil however is quite the different beast!  ( Have a small one 
>>of these in the garage)
>Thanks for the "shocking" info ;-)
>Curious how tall your jacob's ladder is. 
>Mine was 4 feet high and it *did* take out a multimeter that was in the room.

Christ Kevin!

What'd you use for the HV? Did you do the microwave oven transformer thing
or the dual ignition coils?

oh wait... never mind, I see it down here now... 

>It zapped, the meter read all "8's" and that was that.
>Gone. Poof. I have a quicktime movie of mine "zapping" around here somewhere

Find It  Find It  Find It  Find It... :)

>My Jacobs ladder used a tesla coil however for it's HV.
>It was a high frequency oscillator driving a humungous neon transformer
>really, but it acted as a good substitute. Horribly inefficient, but I could
>vary the frequency.

I'm really thinking of firing up a BIG Ladder... Yeah, in my copious free
time. :)


 Mark Pulver -    The "Son of The MIDI Wall"
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