DIY Plasma Gun

[Richard] took another shot at his battery powered tesla coils. He sent in his latest hand held plasma gun. He modified his battery powered tesla coil to work as a handheld. He added a large copper pad to the drill handle to couple the RF ground to the human torch holding it.. Sure, we’ve seen plenty of tesla lately, but who here wouldn’t want one? (Maybe the guy in the server room…)

All the parts needed are listed – just be sure you fully understand everything before you get into this one.


  1. spiderwebby says:

    **insert red alert 2 comment here**

  2. herbicide says:

    *insert [groan] phallus joke here*

    It looks like a post-apocalyptic death ray. Definitely one of the more interesting TC implementations.

  3. brown705 says:

    With a little more development, I think they’ll have a solid replacement for Laser Tag.

  4. ... says:

    This really is a bad idea, just because you can’t feel RF doesn’t mean that it is slowly cooking your veins as you pump 70w of RF energy into your body… Let me tell you, RF burns are not fun.

    Also, there is no way in hell that his coil is running at 500mhz, did he mean 500khz? (which sounds a little low). The 1/4wavelength for 500mhz is about 5″, so unless his secondary is a solid block of copper…

  5. thecoldtomorrow says:

    Isn’t he afraid of his hand getting hit

  6. Nox13last says:

    It looks like it belongs in Star Trek. It could make a good torture device too.

    *Insert miscellany sci-fi joke here*

  7. baraQ says:

    I’m a newbie in this and I really interested. I think it looks like a “future” things that I use to watch on the TV. and I hope no negative effect for the human kind.

  8. blakepro says:

    Just be careful… telsa coils actually produce radiation… I wouldnt want to be exposed to that.

    Just look at the way Tesa and most of his associates died…

    Being blasted with x-rays just because it looks cool can really be a bad decision.

  9. Jesus says:

    Tesla Coils do not produce X-ray radiation. Especially when they are small and battery powered like this one.
    X-rays are produced by the rapid velocity change of electrons when they smash into something. This is known as Bremsstrahlung or braking radiation. For this to occur the electrons must be accelerated to high velocity inside a vacuum before they are allowed to hit a metal surface. Electrons do not reach sufficient velocity to create X-rays in a TC.

  10. cnawan says:

    Thank you Jesus :)

  11. tesla died at the age of 80-something.. broke. whatever you want to claim killed him.. took a long time to do. just like there are stil nagasaki/hiroshima survivors alive to this day.

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