In this clip from FMCG, Ken responds to Jeri’s capacitor deconstruction with his own very visual (and very mechanical) demonstration of how voltage is generated and how you can build a simple capacitor, with aluminum foil and plastic, to generate charge mechanically and dump it into the cap (analogous to how a Wimshurst machine works).

I love how this was inspired by Jeri’s demo and how the two of them are having a Net-carried, seemingly casual conversation, marveling over the miracles of science. I don’t know about you, but this sort of thing makes me strangely happy.

BTW: Jeri’s capacitor demo is cool too, but unfortunately, the sound craps out at the end.

FMCG