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Project GeminiDate Started(?):
Project Update July 1, 2003
Design and construct a twin demonstration and research Tesla coil system.
Current Phase of the Project:
Secondary coils trimmed and prepped for winding.
Projected Completion date (or Date Completed):
Not soon enough.
Theory behind project:
Start with some 12.75in diameter sch40 pipe and a 160lb roll of 16AWG magnet wire.
The forms need to be cleaned and trimmed square. The forms are covered in pine tree sap - very sticky indeed.
To trim a large pipes like these, we first wrap a band of metal flashing around the pipe and tape it down square.
Because we need to keep the extra pipe for making endcaps and such, holes are drilled just outside of the banded area wide enough for the jig saw blade.
Using a coarse blade to prevent overheating, we carefully cut along the edge of the pipe.
All ends are trimmed to specifications.
List of Sponsors (links):
REA magnet wire, and (? donated the Sch40) .