Member appreciation BBQ underway , beautiful weather, and great food! Swing by and check it all out. ...

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One year ago we had such an "electrifying" experience with our open house. Now, this week is packed with fun filled activity at PPM. Tonight is a new member orientation at 6:00 pm. If you'd like to become a member or learn more about the space come on by. Tuesday night is our "Basics of Electronics" class, RSVP via meetup today! This Friday we continue our usual weekly Open Tour and we would love to have you over. RSVP via Meetup, as well.

Finally, we have our annual Member Appreciation BBQ this Saturday for all of our hardworking, deep thinking, inventive, and generous members.

Come on by and check out all the fun and activities!

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Latest output from the new Telsa Coil at PPM!

Final Tesla Coil Test Run – PPMThe final Tesla Coil video of the night, with proper adjustment of spark gaps, coil coupling, and ground placement. This method of driving a Tesla Coil, called a SGTC (Spark Gap Tesla Coil) uses a small set of closely positioned electrodes to create the necessary operating frequency for the coil. Final spark distance for the evening, 34″ !!!!! Yet this is a mere drop in the bucket for our eventual driver setup , a DRSSTC ( Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla Coil), which can produce arcs in the 6-7 foot range!

Posted by Pikes Peak Makerspace on Sunday, January 24, 2016