Tesla

Tesla Final Project Documentation

By Edwin Almeida (Project Manager) The final project documenattion for the Tesla Coil project is linked below. Tesla Group Final Project Documentation https://www.dropbox.com/s/igraoltvawc3edu/Tesla%20Group%20Final%20Project%20Documentation.pdf?dl=0

Tesla’s Updated Schedule

By Edwin Almeida (Project Manager) Approved by Edwin Almeida (Project Manager) Approved by Tommy Tang (Mission Systems & Test)   The blog post for the updated Tesla project schedule is linked below. Updated Schedule https://www.dropbox.com/s/hkrgi9m5u191aoc/Final%20Schedule%20Post.pdf?dl=0

Tesla Control Panel

By Matt Maniaci (Sensors, Actuators, and Power) Approved by Edwin Almeida (Project Manager) Approved by Tommy Tang (Mission Systems & Test)   The blog post for the Tesla coil control panel is linked below. Control Panel https://www.dropbox.com/s/wwf8v38bix4rmvm/Control%20Panel%20PDF.pdf?dl=0

Data Verification

By Tommy Tang (Mission Systems & Test) Approved by Edwin Almeida (Project Manager) Approved by Tommy Tang (Mission Systems & Test)   The Tesla Coil group used MD5 to verify the data integrity on the microSD card. To read the corresponding blog post, refer to the link below. Data Verification Blog Post https://www.dropbox.com/s/1f0x62i50wjf9a6/Data%20Verification%20Blog%20Post%20-%20Final.pdf?dl=0

Voltage Monitoring

By Tony Huynh (Sensors, Actuators, and Power) Approved by Edwin Almeida (Project Manager) Approved by Tommy Tang (Mission Systems & Test)   The blog for the Voltage Monitoring circuit used in the Tesla Coil project is linked below. Voltage Monitoring https://www.dropbox.com/s/5pxr3x1z5x5yt5e/Voltage%20Monitoring%20-%20Final.pdf?dl=0

DC Power Supply

By Matt Maniaci (Sensors, Actuators, and Power) Approved by Edwin Almeida (Project Manager) Approved by Tommy Tang (Mission Systems & Test) The DC power supply testing and verification blog post is linked below. Power Supply https://www.dropbox.com/s/djk8tjdndpke171/Power%20Supply%20-%20Final.pdf?dl=0

Bill of Materials Update #1

By Tommy Tang (Mission & Systems Test) Approved by Edwin Almeida (Project Manager) Approved by Tommy Tang (Mission Systems & Test) Below is the Revision 3.0 of the Tesla Coil Bill of Materials. Due to the nature of the project, the Bill of Materials has been separated into four sections to allow for easy manageability. […]

Protection Diode Test Results

By Tony Huynh (Sensors, Actuators, and Power) Approved by Edwin Almeida (Project Manager) Approved by Tommy Tang (Mission Systems & Test) Figure 1. Driver Circuit Block Diagram Above is the Driver Circuit Block Diagram Rev. 3  (Figure 1). In order for the system to operate efficiently, the control logic section manages the switching of the […]

Control Logic Schematic and PCB

By Tony Huynh (Sensors, Actuators, and Power) Approved by Edwin Almeida (Project Manager) Approved by Tommy Tang (Mission Systems & Test) Figure 1. Control Logic Schematic Above is the Control Logic Schematic Rev. 2 (Figure 1) drawn using Altium Designer. A custom PCB was designed for the control logic of the Tesla Coil system, as […]

Varnishing the Secondary Coil

By Tommy Tang (Mission & Systems Test) Approved by Edwin Almeida (Project Manager) Approved by Tommy Tang (Mission Systems & Test) The secondary coil for the Tesla Coil project had to go undergo a lacquer process in order to protect the copper windings on the PVC pipe. The lacquer will provide several solutions. It will […]