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This is a quick-and-dirty method for making a Leyden Jar (an early form of capacitor) from my old friend, the 35mm film cannister.
Tools:Something sharp.Scissors.Glue stick.Materials:35mm film cannisterAluminium (kitchen) foilWireSticky tapeOptional:Proper wire strippers.
Do the inside first - it's the most fiddly part, but once it's done you won't damage it while you do the outside.Cut a rectangular piece of foil ...
Poke a small hole in the middle of the film cannister lid. Cut a piece of wire about 7-10cm long. Strip the ends and thread the wire through ...
Now cover the outside of the cannister. Again, glue-stick is enough to hold the foil in place. Again, avoid rough edges, and make sure the foil doesn't get ...
To charge the Leyden Jar up, you need to connect it to a source of, well, charge.If you don't have your own Van Der Graff generator or Wimshurst ...
To hold more charge, you need more surface area of foil. The only way to increase this is to use a larger container.Try glass jars with plastic lids, ...
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