Yearly Archives: 2011

MMC calculator added to the online calculators

I have made a calculator for easily and quickly doing the initial design of the capacitor tank for SGTC, VTTC, DRSSTC and other Tesla coils with a resonant primary circuit. There is 4 basic inputs like capacitance, voltage rating and … Continue reading

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2x 30 Watt EL34 tube amplifier done

After about 2½ years, the amplifier now is connected to the destined Isophon BS35 speaker set and fulfil my dreams of beig able to listen to the real tube sound. Read it all here:

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Kaizer DRSSTC II – upgraded and kicking!

After driving the small TO-247 IGBTs so hard that they eventually failed, I have now upgraded the half bridge with a couple of IXGN60N60C2D1 isotop IGBT bricks. It is tuned much better now and is giving a fair amount of … Continue reading

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Kaizer DRSSTC II – built, abused and broken

I made a small DRSSTC which only lasted a couple of runs before the TO-247 IBGTs have to give up. It gave a good 24 cm sparks will get upgraded in the near future with some heavier silicon for larger … Continue reading

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How to repair a LCD TV

In this article I show how I repaired a broken LCD TV. A few bad capacitors in the power supply is enough to ruin a large expensive TV. Read the article and gain inspiration to repair your own TV.

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The Spark Killer!

Salvaging electronics do not only work for supplying your hobby with cheap parts, also cheap laugh 🙂 Here is a on/off switch from a 1980’s transistor radio, having a capacitor across the AC terminals is not strange and will protect … Continue reading

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Isophon BS35 speakerset complete

I have finished the speakerset built for my upcoming valve amplifier and you can read all about the construction in the article by following this link:

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homopolar motor

This morning I made the simple experiment first demonstrated by Michael Faraday in 1821, the homopolar motor. It is a simple electric motor that anyone should be able to make from common household items. Enjoy 🙂

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Kaizer DRSSTC I, updated with schematics

I have uploaded the bridge section schematics for the Kaizer DRSSTC I Tesla coil. The driver section will have to wait for me to find time to draw them on the PC, for now they exist only on paper. Progress … Continue reading

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30000 unique visitors in 20 months

The number of visitors coming to my site have been picking up in speed and results in a great number of comments, messages and emails to answer regarding all the different projects. I am happy to contribute to the hobby … Continue reading

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