tinyTesla musical Tesla coil kit: lightning in the palm of your hand
tinyTesla is the SSTC DIY mini musical Tesla coil kit that anyone can build. Heat up your soldering iron and prepare your tools! Once complete, tinyTesla shoots four-inch sparks, plays music and wirelessly excites fluorescent tubes.
○ The completed kit shoots sparks up to 4 inches long!
○ A USB interrupter allows you to control your Tesla coil from a laptop.
○ Play MIDI files and make music using the sparks themselves!
○ tinyTesla's small size and low component count makes it easy to assemble.
○ Ideal for newcomers to the Tesla coiling hobby, as well as seasoned DIY electronics enthusiasts.
- ○ SSTC Tesla coil design ensures reliability in a variety of environments.
See tinyTesla, the desktop mini Tesla coil, in action:
The SSTC Tesla coil ideal for newcomers to the hobby
tinyTesla is easy to build thanks to a low component count, making it ideal for budding coilers who are seeking a first coil, students looking for an eye-catching science fair project, or the casual electronics enthusiast looking for an exciting new gadget to build. By taking advantage of modern technologies and machine-wound secondaries, it achieves a small, compact size. And at under 50W of power (during typical usage), tinyTesla opens up a wide array of exciting operation and installation possibilities.
tinyTesla has everything you need to build your own SSTC musical Tesla coil
The tinyTesla kit comes with all of the electronic and hardware components you need to build your singing Tesla coil. A pre-wound secondary coil on a clear acrylic former is included, so that you won't have to wind 600 turns of hair-thin wire by hand! We also include a beautiful spun metal toroid, extruded anodized chassis for the USB interrupter, weighted breakout point, and other accessories. You will need a soldering iron, paint-on or spray-on varnish, and hand tools to build the kit.
If you have wondered how to build a Tesla coil but didn't know where to start, constructing a kit will provide guidance and a design you know will work if properly assembled. Our support forum provides assistance if you run into problems, and replacement parts are only a click away.
The mini Tesla coil with USB plug-and-play connectivity
tinyTesla is the first of its kind as a USB-controlled SSTC Tesla coil kit. The interrupter connects directly over USB to a Windows, Mac, or Linux laptop and operates as a standard USB MIDI device. This means it will work with your favorite MIDI software out of the box. We also offer a downloadable, simple-to-use control panel for basic song playback and MIDI analysis.
For those looking for a richer feature set, tinyTesla is also compatible with our SD card interrupter, which has a MIDI-in jack for connecting to instruments and standalone file playback from a Micro SD card.
tinyTesla musical Tesla coil kit contents:
Driver PCB and driver components
USB interrupter PCB and interrupter components
Pre-wound secondary coil
- Spun aluminum toroid
Extruded, anodized aluminum interrupter enclosure
Power cord (U.S. plug) and fiber optic cable
Screws, standoffs, and other mounting hardware
- Feedback antenna
For a full list of parts, click here.
Replacement parts are always available for your tinyTesla musical Tesla coil kit
We highly recommend purchasing a set of replacement parts should something go wrong during assembly or testing—having a fresh board and set of components can save you hours of frustrating debugging or repair. For added functionality, consider adding on an SD card interrupter. Please note that all kits come only with a standard U.S. plug, and that you will need to supply an adapter for use in other countries.
tinyTesla musical Tesla coil kit technical specifications:
Coil Type: Single-resonant solid-state (SSTC)
Bus Voltage: 340V nominal
Power Inverter: 2x IRGB4620DPBF
Inverter Configuration: Half-bridge
Secondary: 3.5"x3.5", 40AWG magnet wire
Primary: 6 turns, 22AWG teflon wire
Power consumption: 50W nominal
Inputs: USB (as HID MIDI device), MIDI (via third-party software)
Please note: The included power cord has a U.S. plug. International customers will need to purchase their own adapter.