Also see how to build a Van de Graaff Generator - plans at: http://www.innovationview.com/vdg.html
Step 1: Materials
- A plastic cutting board
- Aluminum foil
- Electrical tape
- Stick glue
- A soft cloth
Step 2: Place the Aluminum over the cutting board
Glue the cut Aluminum foil over one side of the cutting board, making sure it is stretched.
Step 3: Cover the borders
IS THAT SIMPLE ! YOUR ELECTROSTATIC MACHINE IS READY!
Step 4: Operating the machine
Step 5: Operating detail
Just touch and release one time while still rubbing, then apart the cloth and your machine will became charged.
Step 6: See it working
Touching the Aluminum part with your finger you will fell a little shock and touching with an round metallic object you can see a small spark.
Hint : If you have trouble operating the machine and think it is not working , it is probable because humidity: blown hot air over the board and over the cloth, it should works now.