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"Funny, I like how the neon sign picks up on the tesla coil.."
the neon sign is powered from the tesla coil, true wireless energy
yes that one doesn't sound particually good, but i have seen tesla coils that sound like it's coming out of a speaker. although you still get that slight hiss of carona
The music is really pretty easy. I programmed the theme to super mario brothers into my coil in about 10 hours. 8 of those hours were spent trying to find the musical notes and decoding the sheet music.
i tried to build a tesla coil 160cm tall, but none of mine work, and if they do, it's just a little spark 1mm long i want the one in your pic, it looks really cool and well done i have tried 2 neon sign transformers, niether worked, and i am currently trying a flyback, i hope i can get one to work
the two nst's have the same specs of 15\30. the first one had a spark output of about 3mm, the second one worked for about 5 seconds, then it only made sparks when i touched the 2 seconadaries together. i have pulled all the tar out of the second one (which i regret now) i can't seem to get the core apart, and the windings are very thin, so i don't think i can really fix it. the thing i like about nst's are there satisfying 50hz humm, but it's not so satisfing when it doesn't work. i have tried each secondary to ground, the first one had little sparks on each winding to ground, and the second one, only one of the windings produce a spark???? i have asked over at 4hv how to get it working, but i guess i got bad ones, you get what you pay for (free)
15kv units are hard to find. The guys at work blew up my 7500V unit, and are compensating me $35, and I sold them another 5kV unit I had for $25. Both worked but were kinda beat up. The 5kV unit was sold to me as is and I'm not even sure if it works.
So I've got $60 and then whatever more I deem necessary to spend on a 15kV unit, or a 12kV unit if I have to settle. Any places other than Ebay to look?
Sorry to bring up this old thread, but I got recently got two nst's (one 12/30 and one 9/60). All I had to do was ask at a local neon sign shop (looked it up in the phone book) and they gave me them for free. They're kind of old, but they both work great. Maybe you could try the same?