I got an email with a link to building your own Tesla generator. Sounds to me like a total scam, but some parts of it were believable, so I figured I'd ask you electronics gurus what you think of this.
They claim you can build a small one for $2, & it will power a cell phone. Then, they'll sell you blueprints for $47, & you can build big ones that will run everything in your home. They also claim "big energy" is trying ot shut the site down, so you'll buy fast ( another red flag ...).
The plans for the $2 one involve: 4 Germanium diodes (1n34), 2 100uF 50V electrolytic capacitors, and one .2uF 50V ceramic capacitor -- they claim this will power a cell phone using energy that is in the air.
If you have time, watch the video & tell me what you think. http://www.teslasecret.net/hyperlinkmagic/1