This will be completely off the programming topic, but I'll try to keep it sorda relevant. In my phys202 clas we built a tesla coil for a final project, but have a hard time getting it to run correctly. The last couple of times we did it we burned a generator =( Anyone out there know anything on electrical circuits or anything related that coild help me out with some of this stuff.
Now, how this is related to programming > It sure would be fun if we got it to work the first time around, but the troubleshooting art of it is actually lots of fun. We have to consider the possible sources of malfunction (think: debugging =)... Sure hope that we can get it to work soon though.
Once again, if anyone has any experience with AC circuits (hopefully tesla coil) and are willing to help out, I'd appreciate it.
Oh, here's a picture I did in Ulead's whatchamakallit graphics editor, this is kinda what the sparks off of the things should look like... (the sparks are fake =)
...and an actial coil (not mine, I wish though) being run