New in the Maker Shed: Gennai Hiraga’s Spark Generator

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By Maker Shed

The Maker Shed is brought to you by Maker Media, the makers of MAKE Magazine, the Maker Faire, and much more.

Launched originally as a source for back issues of MAKE Magazine, the Maker Shed expanded rapidly to meet the demand for 'projects in a box,' otherwise known as kits. Now we have a little bit of everything for makers, crafters, and budding scientists, from Arduinos to sock monkeys to chemistry sets .

426 Articles

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Hiraga Gennai (1729-79) was an Edo period Japanese pharmacologist, physician, author, painter, and inventor of the Erekiteru (electrostatic generator). The Gennai Hiraga’s Spark Generator kit in the Maker Shed replicates his early work in creating static charges.

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