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dombeefBest Answer (author)2009-05-24

It was made on my ds so that is why it looks weird

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JamesRPatrick (author)dombeef2009-06-04

What cart and program? Also, I think this layout would be more efficient. Or you could roll it.

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dombeef (author)JamesRPatrick2009-06-05

Well on my dstt card and Colors.What is your card

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Kryptonite (author)2009-05-24

I imagine it would work, but what would you use for the dialectric? (divider)

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Goodhart (author)dombeef2009-05-25

They used wax and cardboard in many of the OLDER capacitors a few decades ago, but they had the problem of being somewhat low in capacitance, and that the capacitance fluctuated with humidity and barometric pressure changes.

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dombeef (author)Goodhart2009-05-25

The cardboard is a stiff cardboard found in Xray sheet that are used to separate them. And very cool that they used wax

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ethosrot (author)2009-05-24

What are you using as your container and divider materials? You're not looking to get a whole lot of capacitance through this method, but it may work. It all depends on what you're trying to accomplish.

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dombeef (author)ethosrot2009-05-24

a film contain but this is just an idea , I probably will not make one

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frollard (author)dombeef2009-05-24

Yeah, it should work. Capacitance is a function of surface area, and distance between the plates.

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lemonie (author)2009-05-24

It would work as a capacitor if you built it right. But as ACProdigy observes the capacitance would be rather low.

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