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Author Topic: Yet Another Jacob's Ladder  (Read 1937 times)
Dr von Zarkov
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« on: January 01, 2009, 12:58:49 am »

Every respectable mad scientist's laboratory has a Jacob's Ladder, a pair of vertical electrodes across which an arc climbs. This forum has hosted discussions of building such devices with flyback and neon-light transformers. Instructables now presents a how-to using an automobile spark coil to generate the needed high voltage.

Instructables DIY

Warning: The devices are dangerous and can be lethal.

See this article for information on theory and safety:


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