Simple Van de Graaff Generator

When I was younger, I spent hours perusing Bill Beaty’s electrostatics web pages. At the time, I didn’t achieve any real successes trying to build his high-voltage contraptions, and so my interest waned. Years later, I saw someone online use a soda can as a collector for their Van de... Read more »

Pull Tab Picture Hanger

Shown here is a simple method for A) removing a stay tab from a soda can with the rivet-ring intact, and B) attaching the tab to a wooden frame or board using the rivet ring. The pull-ring is then conveniently used for hanging from a nail. Read more »