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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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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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

kindly suggest some project for eee final year

Hello! I want to make that same project and ive already ordered the ion negative generator but the -30kv instead the 20 kv that you use ... Just wanted to make sure if it will still work and is it gonna be stronger as i think? What do you think? Kindest regards for the project!
P.s. i bought the "power expert electrical touch" from ebay and its not working! For any1 else who wants to buy it.
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Hello all! Im new to making electrical stuff, and i need a bit of help here. I connect the ground wire of the battery to the two white output wires, and then down to my shoe. The red wire is connected to my leg as shown in the video. However, while testing this with sand nothing happens. approaching the ground output while having the red output on my arm to the sand does create a darude sandstorm. Also, when touching my dog with the ground wire, he seems quite unimpressed ( i dont think it works). Any help? Sorry if i havent been clear.

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Hi, the only advice I can suggest is to make sure that the groundwire is firmly grounded, the floor should be conductive (tile or cement but not wood). The location of the wire on your body will not have much influence. You are making a circuit in this order (battery to negative ion generator to ground to person/sand surface to fingertip to body contact pad to negative ion generator to battery) so make sure that you are not in contact with the ground wire! I discovered that mine was routing through my foot! Hope this helps.