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Disposable camera capacitors=BIG spark

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THE SPARKS IN THAT PIC ARE NOT FAKE!!! The only editting that was done was time laspe perhaps, but i have visited that guy before(he has a freaking ton of cool stuff, including a argon ion laser) and he demonstrated that tesla coil, it was very impressive, and was deffinately capable of arcs that size!
 



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i once had 20 of these in parralel powered by 2 charging rigs with 2 AAs each.... needless to say i discharged this into my mini railgun rig ( 2 aluminium rails with a ball of aluminium foil between... the size of the plasma jet that came out of it was awesome.... a very bright light blue jet flash too fast to capture on a camera
 

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amkdeath said:
the sparks on the tesla in the pic on the front page are defenitely Photo-Shop, my uncle has like a 10 foot tall tesla, those sparks in that pic are indeed FAKE

Why that? Size doesn't matter. First of all, sloppy construction can push your efficiency to horrible values. Half a turn of the primary coil can make a huge difference. Second, it also depends on how much power you put in.
 

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things said:
is your friend! ;)
WHAT AUSTRALIA IS NOT MY FREIND!!! ppl from australia are tho :-? :-? ;)

I prefer plain old google. without the dot. AKA period. and without this long and extra sentance afterwards
 
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dude be very careful with capacitors..
tis not very "safe" to play with 220v like that


i remember an experiment

connect capacitors so u get enough voltage (like 1kV) and glue two "crocs" onto a wooden table, then let a discharge happen and see the enormous spark
 




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