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Make a Singing Tesla Coil!


Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

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General Ended $95.00 $6.22

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Want a singing Tesla coil? Who doesn't! Each participant in this afternoon class will build a working solid state Tesla coil that puts out 6-8 inch long screaming bundles of high-voltage lightning, with an option for easy audio modulation using an Arduino or other square-wave tone source. Check out the video (embed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlsQt0_38tA). The $95.00 fee includes all parts, including a prewound 8 inch, 1000-turn secondary coil that's capable of producing 2-foot long sparks with the right drive circuitry. To keep a limit on time and money, the circuit we'll build is minimalist , but it'll provide a great foundation for experimentation and upgrades. Participants will need intermediate soldering skills: we'll solder about 3 dozen through-hole sized parts. Basic knowledge of power electronics and electromagnetism will be handy but not required. 


November 10, 1:00 - 5:30

NOTE: This class is open to the general public, no shop membership required. For liability reasons, anyone under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


When: Saturday November 10th 1pm-5pm

Where: HackPittsburgh shop 1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (around back on Watson).

If you have any questions please contact classes@hackpittsburgh.org

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When & Where

HackPittsburgh Shop
In the garage on Watson behind
1936 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

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