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DIY HACK – HOWTO make your own Jacobs Ladder version 2!

Wow, check out this Jacobs Ladder too!

This is how I used a neon sign transformer to create my own classic sci-fi prop the Jacobs Ladder. A Jacobs Ladder is nothing more than two vertical wires attached to a very high voltage. The wires which form the ladder are close together at the base but diverge as they go up. When switched on an electric arc forms at the base of the wires. The arc heats the air above it and in doing so forms an easier path for the electricity to take. The arc

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DIY HACK – HOWTO make your own Jacobs Ladder!

Here’s a cool DIY on making your very own Jacobs Ladder. I always goto Fry’s with my friend Eric and find that they have this giant Jacobs Ladder that’d go off as soon as you were about to touch motherboards and whatnot. But this is great that now I know how it’s made.

The basic construction and principle of a Jacobs ladder is that a metal vee is formed from two bits of wire and a high voltage is applied acr

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Van de Graaff Electrostatic Generator

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Check out the cool Van de Graaff electrostatic Generators!

Here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia:

Van de Graaff generator is an electrostatic mac

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Industrial Tools – Proximity Warning Device for heavy Industrial Vehicles

Here’s a cool proximity warning device (US Patent #6853307) for industrial heavy equipments made with CUBLOC CB220 and GHLCD graphic display from Comfile. If you need to a such device for satisfying OSHA requirements, this might be it.

The company’s primary products are high voltage proximity warning devices and line contact warning devices. Proximity warning devices have been used successfully for decades to prevent heavy equipment from co

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