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  1. #1 Building a Tesla Coil 
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    Hi does anyone know of a book or movie that shows how to build a Tesla Coil? I was wanting to build one for a project but I don't know where to start.

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    Try google - there are a hundred different sites on building tesla coils.

    Why exactly do you want to build one?


    As is often the case with technical subjects we are presented with an unfortunate choice: an explanation that is accurate but incomprehensible, or comprehensible but wrong.
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    You might also want to enlist the aid of someone who knows something about electronics. The voltages involved can get into the 100's of thousands of volts and can be very dangerous and potentially lethal.


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    THat is why i asked why you want to build one - if you use a transformer to power the primary coil and you have no experience with high voltage then you are just asking for trouble.

    A badly tuned telsa coil can kill you!
    As is often the case with technical subjects we are presented with an unfortunate choice: an explanation that is accurate but incomprehensible, or comprehensible but wrong.
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