A simple Marx Generator

Science Technology
A simple Marx Generator

You may think a Marx Generator is a device for spitting out strident communist rhetoric, but it’s actually a type of high-voltage circuit for spitting out HV pulses.

This is probably one to put in the “Don’t Try this at Home” or “Touch = Die” file as we are dealing with current here that can kill. Nice photos of the pulses.

Build a simple Marx Generator


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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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