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 how many capacitors to use in series or parallel. Advanced inputs is detailed capacitor ratings and a few primary circuit values from your Tesla coil.
I hope you will enjoy this tool as much as it helps me do the quick calculations in the every day Tesla coil design where a online calculator is a little bit closer than all the spreadsheets that are deeply buried somewhere on your hard drive 🙂
Learn how to build your own Tesla coil and how to make it play music through a MIDI interrupter that can connect a computer to your Tesla coil in order to play music from just the sparks alone. It can be a hard start to build a Tesla coil if you have no prior experience in doing so, I recommend that you watch my video on how I learned to build Tesla coils and the history of how I started by building small Tesla coils up to my very large Tesla coil that can make 4 meter long sparks and play music while doing so. Besides the guide that I have listed here above, I have also developed a good deal of tools that can help you design and check if your components can be used in a Tesla coil. It is important to stay within the physical and electrical limits of the components, else you are at great risk of damaging them due to Tesla coils pushing the components beyond their specifications in order to get the longest sparks for the least amount of money.