Construction of these coils makes a wonderful
hobby, and has a surprising number of applications from experiments in
wireless power (which was Mr. Tesla's dream) to producing X-rays, laser
power supplies, plama globes, ball lightning, and many other inventions.
Many "weird" effects have been seen such as stopping car motors, causing
a person holding a conductor nearby to lose muscle control (painlessly)
as well as a means of running millions of volts through a human body while
apparently doing no harm.
WARNING: Sparks of up to 6 feet have been created by builders using this program. You must keep in mind that these are not toys, even though the output from these coils is entertaining and wonderous to behold.
The software works with all IBM style PCs, even those with older graphic cards, and performs all the complex equations for leyden jars, plate capacitors, primary and secondary coils in a snap. This frees you up to think about what you want your coil to do, and not the math involved. A more "Windowsy" version is planned for those on the mailing list.
If you are a first time builder, or otherwise
new to Tesla Construction, you will want to get a simple construction manual
on the subject in addition to the software. Sources for these manuals
are given at the end of the "on-line" manual within the program.
You can also get all the basics in the Sept. 99 issue of Nuts & Volts
at http://www.nutsvolts.com/ or
a more detailed (mathmatical) article is just coming out in the March issue
of Conformity. http://www.conformity.com
I'm offering version 1.1 of the software free for your download and use. All I ask is that you snap a photo of your future coil and send it to me for my collection!
If you enjoy the free version, I have a much more powerful REGISTERED version, that is available from the web page as well for a small fee. This fee enables me to keep building and experimenting myself!
Thanks for visiting The Tesla Coil Designer page, and keep on experimenting. There's no telling what's lurking just 5 minutes in the future!
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