I am building a Tesla coil show controller that can control up to 6 Tesla coils at once. It will feature individual interrupters, touch screen controlled MIDI interrupter, safety features to ensure a safe method of working with the Tesla coils before a show, under a show and after a show. It will all be housed in a transportable 19″ rack mount flight case for ease of transportation and to protect the electronics.
The 6 channel MIDI interrupter is the feature rich Syntherrupter made by Max as he shares all the plans, documentation, code and schematics.
The users and readers that know about my Tesla coils will know that I “only” have a small Tesla coil, a medium Tesla coil and a large Tesla coil. So how does this correspond with building a show controller that can take up to 6 coils at once? Well, I just have to build some more Tesla coils
Due to time constraints due to things like life, work, education and more or less sleep, this project is split into some smaller phases.
- Part 1 – The parts
- Part 2 – Programming Syntherrupter
- Part 3 – 6 outputs build
- Part 4 – Syntherrupter and MIDI
- Part 5 – Interrupters
- Part 6 – Audio inputs
- Part 7 – Safety
- Part 8 – Power supply
Part 1 – The parts
I bought a 19″ transportation rack, panels and power bar. There were also some other parts for the previously released video about flight case construction. I bought it from the German company Adam Hall. They are a supplier to many smaller retailing companies of disco, event and show business equipment. Stuff like audio, light and transportation gear.