DIY Van de Graaff generator

DIY Van de Graaff generator

Mark Rehorst has an excellent set of instructions on how to build your own Van de Graaff generator. What’s that, you say? Well, a Van de Graaff generator is a device capable of producing high voltages by collecting electrostatic charges on a large metal sphere. Basically, its a fun and relatively safe way of creating high voltages, which can then be used to do things like make peoples hair stand up, or power particle accelerators.


4 thoughts on “DIY Van de Graaff generator

  1. darshan says:

    but how to make it?
    and can we make it in a week?

  2. Chris says:

    My class and I have been working on this and we’ve run into problems with the suggested adhesive, does anyone know what type woul be ideal for latex?
    I’m about to just buy a larger band so we do not have to cut them in the first place.

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