Intro: How to Make a Simple Leyden Jar
this instructables will show you how to make half inch sparks even on a rainy day!
Step 1: Materials
The materials that you kneed are very simple:
a wool cloth
a 4 feet long pvc pipe
Step 2: Getting Started
Easily screw the screw in the film can.
then cover the outside of the film can with one layer of tin foil (use the tape to hold it down). Then tape a regular wire onto
Step 3: The Tricky Part
The catch is that you have to get tinfoil to cover the inside of it.
To help I cut a strip of tin foil and put it on like I was mounting it to the front but I slid it in the inside. Then you wrap the oghther regular wire around the bolt on the inside (it helps if you take off the cap). Take the same wire and bend it so it is touching the inside foil.
Step 4: Fine Tunning
To do this you have to put the fine wire and wrap it around the outside bolt. This is what picks up the electrons. Lastly put the leyden jar close to the pvc pipe and put the cloth around the pipe and push and pull you get sparks.
Step 5: Trouble Shooting
If you have any trouble making sparks here are some sugestions:
1. Tighten your grip on the cloth and push and pull harder and faster to make more static electricity.
2. Check to make sure that the inside wire is toching the tin foil.
3. Make sure the cloth is wool