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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by CheetahHugger, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. Right, now this may not be the right newsgroup for this one but i don't
    know what would be the right one.
    I have a roll of copperwire, the kind you could see on a relais or
    primary winding but reasonable strong. the roll is marker 015 diameter.
    Can i do something funny/useful... with this as it's just standing here,
    say it's about 2kg.
    Suppose it's not enough to make a strong dynamo but what about high
    voltage, pranks...

  2. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    Is it insulated magnet wire?
  3. Yes, it's insulated wire.

  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Build a Tesla coil?

    It'd also be good for small motor and electromagnet experiments, rewinding
    transformers, etc. That's probably $40+ worth of wire these days.
  5. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    Yes, it's insulated wire.


    All manner of coil winding, then. First step is to build an amateur
    winding machine. Let us know what you come up with. I've got a number of
    five pound spools of #43 (AWG) lying around, left over from guitar
    pickup manufacture, that I've been wondering what to do with. The
    thicker stuff like you have there, we used to make magnetic bearings
  6. Yes, so i figured but like i say, i have it for so long i would like to
    see a use for it.

  7. HapticZ

    HapticZ Guest

    make those armbands that "heal you" out of the copper, sell them for $100
    each. now thats a prank if ever!
  8. Yeah the heal your wallet... Well at least ther person's who is selling
  9. LOL, good one that is but i really wasn't thinking of scamming someone,
    i think that after some research my only solution may be tesla coil.
    Thanks for the input :)

  10. Gary Tait

    Gary Tait Guest

    Rail Gun.
  11. HapticZ

    HapticZ Guest

    tesla req quite few turns to make a good high volt former. good hobby
    project with the kids! (it will teach them sum respect for electricity

    i prefer the van-de graff type that uses a belt driven electron transport,
    then u can get way way up in potential, millions of volts!

    even high enough to do some lightning ( NOT lighting, LIGHTENING, Crak, BOOM
    stuff! the REAL thing!) all around your room!

    also, they do a fine job of blowing the crap out of computers and electonic
    gadgets. really quite destructive (when used badly)

    either tesla or de-graff, might make your neighbors a bit edgy though ;-))

    hav fun, fun, fun!!!!!!!
  12. HapticZ

    HapticZ Guest

    now yer talkin!

    even a miniature one to fling some small stuff across town.....
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