- Months of work: Oct-Nov 2010
- Approximate Build Time: 2 Months
- Max Voltage: 0.5MV
- Max Stored Energy: A few hundred joules
I got to MIT, and didn’t have any high voltage! Must fix this problem! This was my first project at MITERS
I still can’t really believe this thing worked as well as it did, and that it never burned out. I don’t have a schematic handy, maybe I’ll make one someday. It’s just a current sensor shunted rail-to-rail, fed into a flip-flop, driving two UCC37322/1 chips, which drive gate drive transformers that directly drive the gates of a CM200TU-12F 3-phase IGBT brick. Basically the simplest DRSSTC that one can make.
Also had an arduino based interrupter that was able to play crude pre-programmed songs.
I also had to make a secondary, which I continued to use through DRSSTC v4. This entailed 20 hours of manual winding since I was too lazy to make a winding jig. A good activity for when I spent lots of time chilling at MacGregor (wtf, why do I live at MacGregor?)
The driver, bridge, and logic supply
All put together in a computer case
Don’t stop winding!
I’m done winding!
Yay, it works!
Can’t find a video of it, I’ll post it if I ever come across it.