Paul has started something here, With respect to experimentation, how many of you people have built something like a Jacob's Ladder or a Tesla Coil, or even a battery made from a lemon or a spud or a few cups of beer. This is what got me started in the Trade, pure Experimentation, do you have a similar story, or do you enjoy just having a go at things such as this?. It's the simple things in life that matter. Your input please-
now that bring me memories about experments once i did make a "lighting aresster" i use old oil burner transformer and make a instering effect to make it more stronger one i use a GM HEI ingtion coil it do spit out little over 45 kv!! and use that with horn gap and show the lighting effects it look very cool
Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)
Re: Basic Electrical Things#135873 02/18/0312:58 AM02/18/0312:58 AM
In my trade school the teacher made "Jacob's Ladder" with two of the stools we used to sit on, 3 feet high (1 Meter) tapperd metal stool, he put it on the wood bench and hooked it up to neon a transformer.
It was working great and the class clown starts putting his foot in between the stools then we all saw a perfect arc find a hole in the heel of his boot and at the toe, it was great to watch him jump.
Same class we cooked hot dogs with 2 nails and 208 volts.
Bob Badger Construction & Maintenance Electrician Massachusetts
Re: Basic Electrical Things#135876 02/27/0301:00 AM02/27/0301:00 AM
iwire, That must have been pretty impressive seeing that guy put his foot between the stools! I tried that trick, with the sausage and the nails, unfortunately, I used 400V, did'nt work too well, still cleaning sausage-meat off of the walls and ceiling, will try 230V,if there is a next time.
Re: Basic Electrical Things#135877 03/05/0301:30 AM03/05/0301:30 AM
Scott35, Sorry about the mucking around, what I meant to say was the fact that I have no Circuit Diagrams, we started off with a Crystal Set Radio, and all of the people were asked to build one, next was a 1 transistor amp. Still working on the next lesson, will be a push-pull amp.