ESTC Post-conference Debrief

Aaron Murakami’s Energy Science Technology Conference finished up yesterday, so I thought I’d do a play-by-play on my experience of it this year, while it was still fresh. Because I was speaking this year, the whole event felt more like work, but more satisfying because I was confident people would be able to make …

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Tesla Coil Dielectric Influence Experiment (5/3/22)

Did a quick mockup test with a Tesla Extra coil to see how increased surface and bulk capacitance affects the result. Surprisingly, despite the coil being a huge dielectric resonator, covering the entire thing in LDPE tape had no measurable impact on the resonant frequency, nor the Q (resonance) factor. Still incredibly sensitive to just …

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