Tesla Coil Show Controller Project (Part 1 of 6)

I am building a Tesla coil show controller that can control up to 6 Tesla coils at once. It will feature individual interrupters, touch screen controlled MIDI interrupter, safety features to ensure a safe method of working with the Tesla coils before a show, under a show and after a show. It will all be housed in a transportable 19″ rack mount flight case for ease of transportation and to protect the electronics.

The 6 channel MIDI interrupter is the feature rich Syntherrupter made by Max as he shares all the plans, documentation, code and schematics.

The users and readers that know about my Tesla coils will know that I “only” have a small Tesla coil, a medium Tesla coil and a large Tesla coil. So how does this correspond with building a show controller that can take up to 6 coils at once? Well, I just have to build some more Tesla coils 

Due to time constraints due to things like life, work, education and more or less sleep, this project is split into some smaller phases.

Part 1 – The parts
Part 2 – Programming Syntherrupter
Part 3 – 6 outputs build
Part 4 – Syntherrupter and MIDI
Part 5 – Interrupters
Part 6 – Power supply and safety

Part 1 – The parts
I bought 19″ transportation rack, panels, power bar and some other parts for the previously released video about flight case construction. I bought it from the German company Adam Hall that is a supplier to many smaller retailing companies of disco, event and show business equipment like audio, light and transportation gear.



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