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OK so you have built a large Van de Graaff Generatornow you want to take it a step further and up the spark current. A good way to do that is to use a...
Parts:5 gallon plastic bucket Roll of aluminum foilcopper pipe 1/2" diameter or largersmall piece of copper sheetround door knob spray glue (i used co...
Remove the handle with the pliers and clean the bucket inside and out with alcohol.Next you will want to make a perfectly level line around the bucket...
Tape along the line you just made.now spray the out side of the bucket with a few coats of contact cement.On a smaller leyden jar i would recommend al...
I started with the center of the bottom and pushed the metal into every crevice I could. I also resprayed the bottom over the metal and put on another...
Next I measured down the bucket to the top of the foil and made a mark on my ruler.then I taped a piece of plastic to the ruler on that mark to make a...
Tape off the inside and spray it as you did the outside.
I started with the bottom and then glued strips up the sides.I also cut off the excess and made sure the edge was sharp and level. You can over lap th...
I wanted a good connection with the center post so I cut the pipe so that it ends about eight inches above the rim of the bucket and soldered a piece ...
set the center post in place and glue it down with strips of foil.Make sure its as close to center as you can get it.
Now simply drill a hole in the center of the lid and put it on the bucket.Secure the door knob to the tip of the post and its done.I will be looking f...
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