With the compliments of the Elektor Labs and Editorial teams, here comes another back article that's free to download by all registered Elektor e-zine readers. "Free Back Articles" are published at two-weekly intervals in the Elektor e-zine, alternating with "Free Fresh Articles".

Original publication: Elektor magazine 6/2017, page 58.
Author: Daniel Eindhoven.
Free download expires: Friday 27 December, 2019.

Note: Since its publication of the project in 2017, components, software elements, webpages and other elements mentioned in the article may be subject to updating to the present day.


1. Introduction

It seems to be an unwritten rule in Hollywood: there must be an assortment of devices that crackle and spark in the lab of a mad scientist. It doesn't matter that all those noises and flashes have no apparent purpose, as long as the effects look spectacular!

2. Quick Features of the Project

 • High voltage Tesla coil
• Uses printed PCB coils
• Powered by USB charger or adapter
• Safe sparks
• Complete DIY kit available (limited to stocks)

3. Selected Images


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Wishing you a sparkin' 'n crackin' Christmas!