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Homemade Lightning: Creative Experiments in Electricity

ISBN 10: 0071373233 / 0-07-137323-3
ISBN 13: 9780071373234
Publisher: Tab Books
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

*Provides complete construction details for a wide variety of electrostatic machines - richly illustrated with diagrams and pictures *Covers unconventional electrical topics including Electrohorticulture and Electroaerodynamics *Includes hard-to-find information on electrical anomalies - the frontier of electrostatic research *New chapter on generators and electroscopes and new designs for lab experiments and lecture demonstrations


Review:

From January/February 2003 issue

Hands-on high-voltage experimentalists interested in electrostatic machines will love this book. Filled with design plans for building electrostatic generators and various high-voltage components, this book provides the necessary details to construct these devices. Like the first two editions, there are detailed plans describing the construction of a Wimhurst machine. This edition however, details a more simplified but larger and improved version than previously described. There is also now an entire chapter devoted to Van de Graff generators describing the principles of operation, construction, modifications for improvement, and making accessories. There are many illustrations and photos describing the construction of these generators as well as methods for making electroscopes, large capacitors, and an electrophorus. There are many tips and tricks revealed that show how to make various parts like high-voltage corona spheres, shorting rods, and terminals. Other topics include electrostatic motors, cold light, levitation, exploding wire experiments, and historical notes on unusual electric discharges. A revised bibliography and materials supplier list also made in this new edition.

Anyone with an interest in high-voltage electrostatics will find this book to be not only a "cookbook" for designing and building high-voltage generators but also an historical account of the Wimhurst and Van de Graff generators.

IEEE Electrical Installation Magazine

 

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