Lightning in your living room: Spiral MicroTesla
Here comes a dazzling DYI project allowing you to touch an electric arc (30 kV hey presto) with your bare fingers. No harm from that. Though powered by a mere USB charger, Spiral Micro Tesla generates spectacular and sonorous sparks.
Instead of a large and potentially dangerous coil, Elektor presents this safe printed Tesla coil with limited energy, powered at under 5 V. The maximum power is 5 watts which can’t cause much damage, despite the staggering voltage.