One of the goals of Tesla Universe is to foster the growth and development of young experimenters. I'm pleased to let you know that we're taking another step in that direction by providing a new Plans section for our builder resources area. This will be a place where those considering building a Tesla coil (or other high-voltage project) can review the work done by others and discuss mistakes and improvements, or why one design might be better for them than others.
To get the section started, I posted four sets of Tesla coil plans from my collection. My first coil was the “Big TC,” which I picked up at a thrift store after a science fair in circa 1982. I also built The Tesla High Frequency Transformer project from 73 when I was 16 years old. I know countless others who have built these same coils and I believe they would agree that those were pivotal moments in their lives, as they were for me. I will consider this new section a success if it inspires even one to earn the joy that comes with building your first Tesla coil and seeing it work for the first time.
My plan is to add a new plan every week until I exhaust my collection. At that point, I will invite users to submit plans and I will post rules and guidelines for what will be accepted.
I hope you enjoy this new resource.
Cameron B. Prince
Tesla Universe Webmaster