Step 17: Enhanced Version: Optimizing the Wow Factor
Consider mounting your project on a wood cigar box with stand-offs. Place your preferred power supply inside the box. I used a DIY, HV X-former...
Step 9: Power Rod Construction
Because the turbine runs on little current, all metal surfaces (except ionizer edges!) must be smooth to reduce corona leakage. Begin power rod construction by drilling a 1/32” center hole about 1/2“ deep into both ends of each rod. Wrap the rods with chewing gum foil to make conductive jackets. Ensure that all edges are smooth.