[TCML] Van de graff generator help
don at murrayranch.com
Thu Apr 12 00:24:58 MDT 2012
On 4/11/2012 2:37 PM, James Hutton wrote:
> Hey guys, this might be the wrong place to ask, and I understand if this is rejected but I need some help with a van de graff generator I'm working on.
> In almost every generator I've seen, the top comb is inside the top load. I was wondering if it is 100% necessary for the comb to be inside. I was hoping to have the comb about half a foot underneath the bottom of the metal dome so that people can see what is happening. Then the comb will be attached to a wire that goes directly to the dome about half a foot above.
> Thanks for the help!
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I would try a series of 4 or 6 evenly spaced small windows in the bottom
half of your sphere. What I find more fun than a Van De Graf generator
and invented long before the VDG is the Wimshurst machine. Everything is
very visible on it. I've thought about building one that was driven by a
stationary bicycle, that had 3 or 4 foot diameter disks. I still might
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