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 »

Halloween Burlap Bunting

I’m a bit of a Homeowners Association rebel, seeing as how my house is the only one on the block that has been adorned with pumpkins and spider webs since early September. Saying that I love Halloween is a bit of an understatement. For just one night you get to... Read more »