How to make a vacuum tube tesla coil

homemade vacuum tube tesla coil project, science experiment, electricity experiment

Make a homemade vacuum tube tesla coil using these vintage diy plans from the 1940’s.

Other types of tesla coils, calling for a high tension transformer and spark plug gap for excitation, were undoubtedly interesting and instructive, but this vacuum tube design shown above will prove much less expensive to construct and yet will provide plenty of sure fire fun and soectacular results. It makes use of many radio parts and therefore should prove to be very inexpensive to construct by those possessing a stock of spare radio “junk”. It is simply a matter of plugging in to the 110 volt electric light line to carry on an almost endless number of interesting experiments in high frequency currents.

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