A lifter is a small device that is suspended midair through the use of ion wind. Ion wind is something I'm assuming you know at least a little bit about, due to the fact that your into HV projects (or you probably wouldn't be here) . But if not, here is an explanation on lifters and how they work. These are very easy and relatively cheap to make.
Step 1: Gather Materials
- X-acto knife etc.
- Super glue
- Aluminum foil
- Balsa wood
- 0.2mm enameled (magnet) wire
- Some spare time
- A HV power source
- (optional) 8mm heat shrink tube
- (optional) cutting mat
Step 2: The Build (Frame Part A)
Sides x3- 800x3x3mm
Uprights x3- 80x3x3mm
*Note- Be sure to cut one edge of the each side at a 60* angle
Step 3: The Build (Frame Part B)
The picture is what you're aiming for it to look like.
Step 4: The Build (Skirt Part A)
Now you need to cut the skirt (aluminum foil) at about 650x55mm. This is easy(ER) with the ruler as a guide. Flatten and smooth the foil as much as possible.