The Easiest Van De Graff Generator EVER!!!


Fun Fly Stick or Wandarama 
Aluminum foil 

Step 1: Step 1

Take the Wandarama or Fun Fly Stick and put batteries in it (if using Wandarama toy keep cardboard thing on it)

Step 2: Step 2

Wrap the Wandarama or Fun Fly Stick with aluminum foil

Step 3: Done

Push the button and go shock something (or someone)
Sorry the video did not work, the frame rate is slow on the camera so you only see a few sparks.



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    6 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Your own Van de Graff generator Interesting idea.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Perfect! This is exactly what I have been looking for, as I am not much good at building :( more to the point I am looking for a way to discreetly charge myself (say when sitting round a wooden table in a pub beer garden) so I can make a spark jump from my finger, maybe do a nice trick like open a Zippo and light it with my magic fingers. Will this work for the purpose? Thanks!

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    well thanks for the nice comment but i'm afraid the spark is not powerful enough to light a lighter or even some butane gas. if you want to discreetly charge yourself for magic tricks like the Zippo one or even shocking someone else as a prank, use an old grill lighter (the extended kind that you buy at a drug store for a dollar). make sure you are buying one with a screw on it because if you don't it can get pretty dangerous to take it apart. ohh and be careful with the butane! the shocker in it is strong enough to light a lighter and the spark is not harmful at all. have fun!

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    the Fun Fly Stick or Wandarama is a Van De Graff Generator in it's self so you are not really making anything :(