Sorry, no video will be added, where I live it's been snowing and it's producing terrible results. Right before it started snowing it produced a thrid of a volt in a couple of hours, now that it's snowing and that it's officially winter it's only charging up to 0.03 volts, which is terrible. If you know how to solve this problem then please comment!
THIS IS REAL, NOT A HOAX
Step 1: The Theory
The earth and it's atmosphere is basically a giant capacitor, when lightning strikes it discharges it. Tesla's device sucked power from that infinitely charging capacitor to charge a man made capacitor. By putting an electrode in the air and an electrode in the ground, you tap into these energy source to charge your own capacitor.
Step 2: The Materials
Glue (not shown)
An Electrolytic capacitor
Step 3: Clarification
Easier to Make
Doesn't require sun
It won't really break
Doesn't produce as much electricity for the same size "cells"
Step 4: Tape
Step 5: Glueing
Step 6: Clip It
Step 7: You're Done!?!
Step 8: Taking It Further
Line your house with it
Make conductive balloons (should work really well) so that you get both huge surface area and a high altitude. The only reason why I didn't do this was because I didn't have the resources.
Use this as a science fair project and win 1st prize.
I'm going to be experimenting with aluminum tape and see if it works really effectively outside
Step 9: Trouble Shooting
Something went wrong with your panel so that you capacitor is actually emiting the little energy that it has.
2) My capacitor isn't charging.
Make sure that your ground is a real ground.
Using it outside works better for some reason
use a smaller value capacitor (between 1000uF and 100uF is good)