(This is a work in progress and I only have about 41 sites but I have reviewed them all and included a picture. There are many more to come and I hope that this will be an easier way to sort through the many sites. email me if you want your site on here sooner.)
Tesla and HV links 2007
Mikes Electric Stuff (PageRank
***** Mike has a focus on vacuum tubes and glassware but there is a huge amount of
stuff in the HV, Tesla, laser and electronic line. He has the best Marx
generator (1m sparks) around and some great high speed video stuff. You can
get lost here for hours. I've recently enjoyed the ferrofluid and violet
laser from a PS3 articles
Teslamania of Bert Hickman.
(PageRank 4) **** Bert is a coinshrinker extraordinaire and also produces fabulous Lichtenberg
figures. Lots of details and examples. Some Tesla stuff and interesting spark stuff. 1.2 megahits
Dr Antonio C M de Queiroz (PageRank 4) ***** The definitive electrostatic site with plenty of construction detail and millions of links. Also lots of Tesla simulation stuff.
Garage Tesla site (PageRank 0) *****
This is a great site and taught me a lot
about NST's, ignition coils, MOT's, ballasting, ARSG's etc. My angle grinder
spark gap is based on his. Lots of interesting approaches eg Marx-Tesla.
Pictures and schematics are clear and extensive. Not a bad place for
beginners to start with.
Rapp Instruments (PageRank 4) **** This site is in German but each of the projects are so well presented and of display quality and cover a range of high voltage stuff from induction coils, Marx generators, Tesla coils including OLTC's and VTTC's as well as x-ray stuff, cloud chambers, high speed photography and even high speed x-ray photography. Pics of gases at different pressures. Sadly no English version.
Paul Nylands "Bugman"
(PageRank 5) ***** A
diverse and extensive site with some TC, HV, Laser and ferrofluid stuff.
Also lots of the most amazing maths, physics and fractal simulations,
graphics and .. . bugs. About 1 bzillion links to all sorts of stuff.
(PageRank 3) ***** This is the
that people refer to to explain stuff about TC's. A wealth of clearly
presented theory and practical stuff. Nice 4MHz coil.
Stevehv (PageRank 3) *****
Steve Wards main site. With his pioneering DRSSTC stuff (12 foot sparks).
The musical DRSSTC's were popular on the net. Extensive Tesla
construction details and theory. Also lots of other HV stuff including with
CW / Marx generators, Coinshrinking with MO caps etc.
Deepfriedneon (PageRank 3) **** Steve Bell's UK page has nice simple beginners Tesla stuff with good explanations and graphics. I often refer beginners here.
Bart Anderson (PageRank 4) ***** Bart's Classic Tesla site has lots of great info on making coils. The JavaTC V11.6 is THE best TC simulation program. Also for transformers, MMC's and spark gaps.
Greg Peters (PageRank 0)
*** An Aussie site a few years old now but with 12 foot
HVguy.com (PageRank 0) **** Aaron and Justins big site is mostly down having a refit with only a few pics available. Look out for it when it returns though. Some nice Tesla, HV and Laser stuff. 15 foot sparks from their TC.
Strube (PageRank 0) *** A MOT powered coil with 40 shots of sparks and
streamers. Reasonable contruction detail.
Thedatastream (PageRank 2) *** James Pawson's UK site with useful SSTC and GDT info.
(PageRank 2) ***
Robert W. Stephens' commercial maker of Tesla coils and other H.V.
museum/educational display devices. Some nicely performing twin coils.
Uses creepage discs on some of his coils. Has a construction gantry to
assemble his big coils. Not much construction detail and not active
RSCoppersmith (PageRank 0) *** Scott's older site on Hot-Streamer.com with his various coil details. His twins shown here over-coupled and out of phase.
Madgyver (Google PageRank 3) ** Some railgun stuff and more to come in this startup site. In German.
John Dyer (Google PageRank 3) ** Some reasonable spark pictures and coil details.
Matthias Kallenberger (PageRank 2) *** A startup site in German but has the most amazing homemade HV transformers up to 400 kV used for Jacobs ladders. Serious stuff firing this in a basement. Also a 3 phase Jacobs ladder and some Tesla stuff.
Omegalabs (PageRank 1) ** Some Tesla coils and coilguns in this Hungarian (?) site. Also some pulse cap experiments and sodium generation.
Henning Umland (PageRank 3) *** Some excellent stuff on CW multipliers for x-ray stuff. In English
research (PageRank 5) *** D C
Cox's company that provides a variety of Tesla coils and other equipment
particularly for science museum's.
kVA Effects (PageRank 4) *** Jeff Parisse's company that provides Tesla and HV effects. Lots of dramatic shows and stunts with examples of various media performances. Bill Wysock is in this group. Has just had coils featured on Broadway in Young Frankenstein. Look out for the huge twin Tesla coils at the Beijing Olympics.
Lighning on demand - Greg Leyh *** (PageRank 5) Built the Electrum and given $6 million or so will build the worlds biggest by far 122 feet tall running 8 MW. Recently did a small scale 1:10 solid state version.
HVFX (PageRank 5) **** A UK commercial site with a variety of Tesla effects and dramatic sitting-on-a-TC type stunts. Lots of examples of public shows and media appearances in their portfolio section. I particularly like the TC in an all weather inflatable sphere.
(PageRank 3) **** A US commercial site
with a variety of Tesla coils for sale including DRSSTC's. Includes a nice
musical guitar DRSSTC using a Guitar Hero type setup for $5000. Nice stuff
but criticisms include his wildly inflated TC voltages. Lifetime guarantee
on the electronics.
FotoSearch A stock photo and video search site with around 70 Tesla related videos for sale. A number are based on TC's from KVA effects.
Tesla Memorial Society of New York (PageRank 6) *** A large active esla related group from New York. Sign the petition to get a Tesla St in Las Vegas! Now running for 28 years it has a lot of Tesla information but nothing on Telsa coiling and does contain some perpetuated inaccuracies. 790,000 visits
Tesla Society (Switzerland) (PageRank 4) ***
NTesla.Org (PageRank 5) ** A school group that sells t-shirts to pay for busts of Tesla to be donated to Universities. They've donated 19 so far.
These are yet to be sorted........
Tesla - Master of Lightning (PageRank 6) ** Scripts from PBS TV program.
TFC books on Tesla
Tesla Coil Mailing List Archives Contains a wealth of information over nearly 10 years. A lot of cutting edge Tesla stuff such as DRSSTC modelling and TC optimisation programs.
Richard Hull's Coils big sparks from a magnifier and a conventional coil.
Spark length vs. voltage For use of an equation to estimate voltage of a DC spark. Note that this does NOT apply to Tesla coils due to spark growth at high frequency. It does apply to single shots though.
Predicted maximum spark length for Tesla coils by John Freau's formula.
Cornel Dubilier capacitors for MMC's.
Tufnol high pressure laminate.
FANTC Tesla coil construction calculator.
Java TC 9.1 Tesla coil construction calculator.
Ballasting: see Ritchie Burnett's site.
Wire ratings The various wire rating types.
flash/bang anti terrorist stuff with exploding aluminium powder.
HV Truck James' model truck. The UK's (small) answer to the Tesla on a car setup.
high school Our local high school web site.
People having fun doing this sort of stuff
Tesla Links on this page about other peoples coils and Tesla stuff (compiled 2007) include:
For Beginners construction
My top 10 Tesla related sitesHistorical coils
This page was last updated October 08, 2010