Make a Static Electricity Generator & Cast Lightning From Your Fingertips

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Introduction: Make a Static Electricity Generator & Cast Lightning From Your Fingertips

About: I like turning boring things into awesome things! Usually on video.

With great power comes...Something. I don't know. Probably not important.

As requested, this video is a re-make of my older project which utilized an AC powered ion generator. That older video can be seen here: http://youtu.be/EvspL4kMY54

The design I use in this video is much more versatile than my previous model, as the simple enclosure makes for quite a nice high voltage supply for a variety of projects when it's not strapped to my boot.

This is the generator I used (Yes, the one pictured is different than the one I received): http://www.amazing1.com/products/negative-ion-generator-12vdc-input-20kv-output.html

Leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this video, or any suggestions you have for future videos!

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This particular model is fairly expensive[no doubt good quality],

but would a cheaper model work?

Whenever I turn mine on, the shell of the nine-volt gets charged. My generator works and my connections seem good, yet it doesn't work correctly.

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Where did he attach the grounded wire to? The grounded or the hot?

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My son and I have been working on this for some time but cant seems to get it working. We are using inonizer on the picture. Please help. This is for his school project

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I used the same ionizer in the photo and mine seems to work fine for this project

Really? I got disappointing results from the same model.

Whenever I turn mine on, the shell of the nine-volt gets charged. My generator works and my connections seem good, yet it doesn't work correctly. Can anyone help?

is it worth buying the more expensive generator? The ones from ebay have a 4kv output and the expensive one has a 20kv out. Is it worth it?

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20kv IS fatal for kids? I probably sound stupid, but I'm 13.

if it has more than 500mA it is dangerous

Would the ion generator from a hair dryer work?

What type of wires would you recommend?

Will we able to shock anyone with a -4kv output ion generator

Can I use a high voltage boost converter as a negative ion generator, because when I bought it, it said that it could be used like one

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If you want to make your finger a tazer that tases you if you touch anything that leads electric currency, yes

Hi, i built this and it was working great. However, when i would go to turn it off it would shock me and end up hurting pretty badly. The peculiar thing is, when I would get my friend to turn it off it wouldn't shock him. Any answers?

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How long does the battery last?

Any chance I could contact you privately, maybe email, about an idea?

Thanks

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My email: itcmark@gmail.com