Build Your Own Tesla Coil With The tinyTesla Kit (video)

tinyTesla: the Little Singing Tesla Coil Anyone Can Build

Learn electronics, shoot lightning, and play music using electricity with tinyTesla!

tinyTesla is a little Tesla coil that shoots sparks, plays MIDI tracks, and exercises your soldering skills. This coil kit is designed to be easy to build and assemble for anyone with basic soldering skills. Shooting lightning and playing music using electricity itself is an exciting way to learn about physics and electronics!

The tinyTelsa kit enables you to create your very own Tesla coil providing working version of the electrical resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla around 1891.

tinyTesla's control board

A close-up of tinyTesla’s control board and its hedgehog heat sink.

The Tesla coil was created to produce high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity. Once constructed the tinyTelsa will enable you to shoot lightning, and play music using electricity for you to experiment with, and now is available to back over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website from $129 per kit.  Kickstarter Website

Let’s get Technical

tinyTesla is a Solid-State Tesla Coil (SSTC), which has a non-resonant primary and a resonant secondary. Because the feedback loop locks on to the resonant frequency of the secondary, not the primary, tinyTesla is insensitive to its surroundings, allowing you to safely pull arcs off the coil with a metal object (pulling an arc with your finger will result in a nasty burn and is not recommended!).

tinyTesla build your own kit

If you think the tinyTesla is something you would enjoy building or playing with the science behind the Tesla coil is your thing, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge to help tinyTesla become a reality and be one of the first to own a kit.   Kickstarter Website

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