Watch how to make a homemade Van de Graaff generator

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A.D.Moore’s famous book includes a bunch of easy-to-make generators using things like plastic tubing and ball bearings, and doesn’t require destroying anyone’s underwear. If all you want is a good source of static charge, the very easiest is the guts of a DC powered ion generator.


I’m very impressed with this project, but I’m even more impressed at the fact this guys still has all his fingers after watching him use a saw.

“clumsy” is his shtick.

Thanks. I’d like to claim “oblivious” was my schtick, but I have trouble fooling myself.

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