Looking to generate 500,000 Volts? Here’s something that can help…

by Stephen Hobley on October 8, 2010

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One of the best ways to generate insanely high voltage electricity is with a Tesla coil, and you can’t have a Tesla coil without a coil. These can be awfully fiddly to make, unless you have the right tools – in this post I’m presenting my coil winding jig. Assembled exclusively from left-over gubbins I had lying around.

This all came about after watching Bre Pettis’ video “Making a Foxhole Radio” and noticed he was having a couple of problems winding the coil he needed. These two videos are about the jig I built to make coil winding a lot easier.

I built mine out of stuff I had left over from other projects, here are some links to the things I used:

Grizzly H2669 Hobby Lathe
K179 Stepper Driver

I looked on Electronic Goldmine for the counters but I think they must have sold out.

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