I tried to make a tesla coil for a small research project at school and this is what came out of it. I tried to make it "minifig scale". My reference was a picture that had a guy standing next to a 5 foot tall tesla coil. I hope you like it.
The blue is electricity.
excerpt from the project.
"The tesla coil was made by made by Nikola Tesla (hence the name). Nikola Tesla was a scientist living from 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943. He is most notable for his inventions like the Tesla Coil, Tesla's oscillator, the Tesla turbine and the Death Ray ( it was only a concept for military use, it was never made). Sorry I will get back on topic. The Tesla coil is a type of resonant transformer circuit. It is used to produce high voltage, high current, high frequency alternating current electricity. Tesla coil circuits were used commercially in sparkgap radio transmitters for wireless telegraphy until the 1920s. They are(were?) used in electrotherapy and medical devices such as violet ray. Although today the tesla coil are used more for entertainment and educational displays. Modified Tesla coils are widely used for street lamps and are used because they are cheaper than circuit controllers and they are vary reliable. And I think I read somewhere that some other inventions that Tesla made were based off of his tesla coil."
Edited by Rufus, 16 July 2011 - 07:57 PM.