Browsing all posts tagged with experiment.

The Van de Graff Generator

October 20th, 2010 | No Comments

Details of a Van de Graff generator. These simple machines are used to generate extremely high voltages.

Making a Cheap Vacuum Pump

September 20th, 2010 | No Comments

Using parts purchased from local big box store to construct a vacuum pump.

Kitchen Table Superconductivity

August 20th, 2010 | No Comments

Some experiments done on my kitchen table with a superconductor, magnets, and liquid nitrogen.

Making a Leyden Jar

June 30th, 2010 | No Comments

A Leyden Jar is used to store high-voltage electricity. You can make one from common, inexpensive items.

Burning Thermite in a Coconut Shell

May 19th, 2010 | No Comments

Coconut shell are really tough, and hold together well -even when badly burned. But can they handle thermite?

Coconut vs. Neon Sign Transformer

May 18th, 2010 | No Comments

High-voltage wires stuck into a coconut, just like Frankenstein's head! See what happens.

Will Freezing a Coconut Make it Crack?

April 19th, 2010 | No Comments

What do you think will happen when the juice inside a coconut freezes?

Making a Coconut Battery

April 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Cut a coconut in half and you can turn it into two batteries -something even Gilligan would be proud of!