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W.W.T. 2009 (Western Winter Teslathon 2009)

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Arcstarter
Sun Mar 08 2009, 05:29AM
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How did it go? I cant wait to see the pics neither! Man, it is so depressing and disappointing i didn't get to go.

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Zorink
Sun Mar 08 2009, 07:07AM
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I just got back and it was amazing! I'll post some pics tomorrow. Right now I'm still in shock because I found out Dr. Spark lives about 2 miles away from me

Huge thanks to everyone who set this up, I can't wait for next year!



edit: Here are my pics
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Angstrom
Sun Mar 08 2009, 07:32AM
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Fantastic, well worth the trip. Should hopefully have pictures and videos up eventually.
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Finn Hammer
Sun Mar 08 2009, 09:12PM
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All,
I flew all the way from Denmark to attend this Thon, but frankly, take it from me, It sucked big time.

Just kidding :o)

The audio modulation was awesome, the realtime sax played trough Dr. Woo's modulator on Dr. Spark's bipolar was fantastic. Santana came trough real clear too.

We had a blast, lots of celebs around, and This sure is the 'thon to go to.

Everybody are going to go potty over the SS stuff, so here is a pic of Henry's old classical tesla coil



Cheers, Finn Hammer

Arh hell, you all want it, so here goes:
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Phillip Slawinski
Mon Mar 09 2009, 04:36AM
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This Teslathon ROCKED!!! Quite literally. Even Jeff Parisse joined in on the rocking by playing the drums alongside Little Red and the Bipolar coil. I had a great time meeting all the big name coilers and getting to see all the awesome coils there. The timing of this event couldn't be better, it's well distanced from any other teslathon, so it's easy to go to. I will definitely be going back next year! The only thing that could have made it better for me is if I got my little DRSSTC running, but that was my own fault.

Here are a few of my best shots from the 'thon. You can see the rest of them on my flickr page.





My favorite image is the last one in this series. You have to zoom in for the full effect. The expression on Chris's face is priceless.

By the way, thanks Chris and Henry for having us all over. The teslathon was great, and I look forward to next year!
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Dr. Spark
Mon Mar 09 2009, 09:09AM
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Good day,

Well lost for words at this point until it all comes back me, wow!

Cheers,
Ch



















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coillah
Mon Mar 09 2009, 12:07PM
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Wow guys, these pics are amazing. It looks like a lot of fun. I am definetly hitting the next thon up... maybe.

Dr. Spark you must have had quite a time showing off your coils! Wish I could have seen them..
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Andyman
Mon Mar 09 2009, 05:03PM
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Man what a blast! I had so much fun this weekend! I met a few "science celebrities" which was just awesome. This thon put the last one to shame! I already can't wait for next year!
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Dr. Spark
Tue Mar 10 2009, 02:31AM
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Good day,

A few more pictures, also starting to download youtube videos.

FATBOY with new bridge, 60 amp diodes, and a few other goodies ran very well. No heating except Primary as now going to a 1 inch copper pipe.

Henry new Hot Rod Audio modulator with 100mv sensitivity ran the organs, guitars, sax, and PC's like a champ. The sound was sooooooooooooooo clean

Thanks all for making this dream come true!

I have five large shirts left from the Thon, PM if interested.

Rgs,
Ch


















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StevenCaton
Tue Mar 10 2009, 03:29AM
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After a full day of driving home (back to CA) I can now post a whole bunch of pics. The thon was fantastic. (it was my first one I've been to) Enjoyed watching Chris' bipolar. They had it hooked up to a saxaphone!!! Quadzilla was awesome, probably the "coolest looking" coil I've seen. The power from Quadzilla was incredible. Chris practically melted the end of a screwdriver which served as the breakout point. Fatboy was incredible as well. That is one powerful coil. I was stunned at how long those streamers were, and I don't even think Chris had it a full power either. I learned a whole lot too!
Comments go down the page in order.

1.Heres me setting up my twin SGTC system.
2.Heres the humungous SGTC.
3.The whole gang
4.Heres me in front of the monster
5.Another pic of me setting up my twin system
6.Heres Andy's SGTC. He did a good job. Real clean construction. Good work Andy!
7.Snuck up on Chris while he was preparing a midi file for the Bipolar















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ScotchTapeLord
Tue Mar 10 2009, 03:30AM
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I have to go next year... What a show!
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Dr. Spark
Tue Mar 10 2009, 06:55AM
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Vids are coming….





Cheers,
Ch

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Herr Zapp
Wed Mar 11 2009, 12:09AM
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As expected, WWT '09 was stunningly spectacular.

Where else on the planet could you get the full experience of seeing/hearing/smelling/feeling the world's largest audio-modulated bipolar DRSSTC, the world's post powerful VTTC, one of the world's biggest & best performing unipolar DRSSTCs, a huge pig-fed RSG coil (with the world's biggest spun aluminum toroid in TC service), and dozens of other coils and HV displays of all types and sizes, all under one roof?

Many thanks to Drs. Spark and Hankenstein, their spouses, and all the other contributors who worked very hard to make this world-class event possible.

Regards,
Herr Zapp
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Dr. Spark
Mon Mar 16 2009, 07:48AM
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So what did they think of Quadzilla at the W.W.T. 2009?







Compiling slide show now.....


more vids @


Real time @
(never try this @ home with your DRSSTC for 6 hours please..............)







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vasil
Mon Mar 16 2009, 05:07PM
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Incredible power!
I am definitivly hooked by tube coils now...
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Dr. Spark
Mon Mar 23 2009, 06:46AM
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Great Sax by Henry's Dad @

Just something about a live band that mini files just can not reproduce.... !


rgs,
Ch

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Bennem
Mon Mar 23 2009, 07:56AM
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....."Great Sax by Henry's Dad".....

Phew!...glad i read that right!...hehe!

Some GREAT videos you got there!
I soooo wish i could have been there!
i'll have to start saving up.

All the best Chris,

Mel

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Dr Hankenstein
Mon Apr 27 2009, 04:08AM
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Another video of the WWT2009 Teslathon has been released on youtube, and this baby rocks!



Hank
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RogerInOhio
Mon Apr 27 2009, 07:30PM
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Great pictures, Quadzilla looks totally awesome ! Henry is going to have to build a bigger building for next year.

Roger
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Coronafix
Mon Apr 27 2009, 09:45PM
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What impressed me was the sound from Quadzilla, that thing growls!
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Dr. Spark
Tue Apr 28 2009, 05:11AM
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RogerInOhio wrote ...

Great pictures, Quadzilla looks totally awesome ! Henry is going to have to build a bigger building for next year.

Roger



Yes, Henry’s lab has become to small for FATBOY as at full power it goes for the 20 foot ceiling insulation!

Good news however, we have booked a School Auditorium, one of those inside baseball thingies with a stage…………..bigger band can play next year.

Once the W.W.T. 2009 website is up will generate a W.W.T. 2010 website, but always the first Sat. in March!

Book your flights early and save mucho $$$$$$$$$$$!

Rgs,
Ch


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StevenCaton
Wed Apr 29 2009, 01:52AM
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Excellent video Dr. Hank Thanks for starting the video with my coil!

Yes, Henry’s lab has become to small for FATBOY as at full power it goes for the 20 foot ceiling insulation!

Good news however, we have booked a School Auditorium, one of those inside baseball thingies with a stage…………..bigger band can play next year.

Yes, it was slightly packed in there. It would be great to have a larger place.

Book your flights early and save mucho $$$$$$$$$$$!

I'll be there for sure next year. It was really funny how two days after the Teslathon, people were saying "I can't wait for next year." One week after the Teslathon, Chris posted his variac project and said "Time to work on projects for the WWT 2010." The funny thing is, even I have the WWT 2010 in mind when I work on coils now. The Teslathon definitely adds more meaning to our projects now, as it is a place to show them off indeed. I won't be *slapping* any coils together now either. After seeing the work of others, namely Chris (big surprise there), I have decided that quality is the all around winner. (if one can afford it of course) Taking the extra time to make the coil beautiful and of top quality makes it safer, yields better results, and earns more respect from fellow coilers. Its an all around winner.

Good luck to all those who are working on projects for the WWT 2010!
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