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HOW TO – Make a “Quick & Dirty” Marx generator

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Mike writes –

Do you like the idea of tesla coils and other high-voltage sparking stuff, but don’t have the time, money or patience to build something that elaborate? Here’s a fun little project that can make big, fat, noisy sparks at least 2 inches long, and can be built very quickly and cheaply. The Marx generator consists of an array of resistors, capacitors and spark gaps arranged as follows…

HOW TO – Make a “Quick & Dirty” Marx generator – Link.

6 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make a “Quick & Dirty” Marx generator

  1. @PT-
    “Do you like the idea of tesla coils and other high-voltage sparking stuff, but don’t have the time, money or patience to build something that elaborate?”

    Yep.

    This is pretty cool, and likely to be built due to simplicity.

    Difficult to read due to strange contrast (black on grey on my monitor) but well worth it.

  2. @Volkemon: Depending on your browser, you could try pressing CTRL-A, or alternatively something like Edit->Select All, and see if that helps with readability. Or install some custom CSS plugin.

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