An Australian site detailing my various high voltage and other projects
(click to enlarge)
STOP PRESS This is my old site last updated June 2005. Enjoy the
pics here but it is best to shift direct to the new and larger site. Looks the same but
a huge amount of new stuff and regularly updated.
On the left above is my home made
Nitrogen laser with the beam in Fluorescein. The center picture shows
the Nitrogen laser diffraction pattern. The laser is
ultraviolet but shines up with a blue fluorescence on white paper. The
right picture shows green 5 mW diode and
red HeNe 10 mW beams grazing the camera.
This is a rather technical site. The
glossary may help in the Misc
is dangerous stuff. Your first touch of live primary Tesla coil voltage (8,000
has a good chance of being fatal depending on circuit paths and peak current.
The secondary voltage (500,000 volts) is less dangerous due to lower currents but will
still cause burns with less pain than low frequency current. High voltage capacitors as used with the coilgun
and can crusher also have a potentially
The Dept of Energy Safety has approved the Tesla coil equipment but see
for details as they are not plugged directly into the mains but rather pass
through a 50 V AC stage.
Read and enjoy the information here. Do not attempt any of this unless
you have read everything you can about it here and elsewhere and you have a
clear and fool proof plan for safety. See further info in
Want a display? I now have 3 running displays
in 'science museums' in Western Australia. I am happy to provide advice,
contribute to, or construct displays relevant to my areas of expertise for
local use. By their nature many displays need ongoing servicing so local WA
is probably the only feasible area. Costs are reasonable and open to
discussion. This is not my day job so it helps if it gets my interest
and has a challenge.
This was the top site in the Tesla Coil WebRing (261 active members) in April 2003.
This was the top site in the High Voltage WebRing (23 members) from June 2003 through
to Jan 2004.
This was the top site in the Spud cannons of the internet Webring (20
members) in Aug, Oct, Dec
'04 to Mar '05.
This was the top site in the Mad Scientists WebRing (23 members) in
October 2004. My insanity is confirmed!
This was the 2nd top site in the Lasers, optics and holography Webring (20
This was the 8th top site in the Australian electronics Webring (54
members) in March
This was the 32nd top site in the Fun Science WebRing (41members) in
October 2004. ..but surely this is fun?
This site has 369 photos in 24 pages and is about 59 MB.
This page is being updated frequently
( last March 15, 2009 )
so feel free to visit again.