Simple Electrostatic Motor
Build this high voltage motor from plastic pop bottles
by William J. Beaty 1994
FROM: "A Machine to Die For. see 2:18"
Powering your bottle motor
Motors made by hobbyists
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ELECTROSTATIC MOTORS, by Dr. Oleg Jefimenko, 1973 (new edition out! 2011) All of Dr. Jefimenko's motors in detail, and also historical info on famous electrostatic motors of previous centuries. Article: ELECTROSTATIC MOTORS YOU CAN BUILD (by Dr. Jefimenko) Popular Science magazine, April 1971, May 1971 Dr. Jefimenko gives plans for various plexiglas and foil motors. He runs them from the clear-weather sky voltage, using a long wire and a balloon! Order these magazine backissues through the interlibrary loan program at your public library. ELECTROSTATICS, by A.D. Moore By the grand old man of electrostatics. Great book, has the Di-Rod generator construction project, large number of electrostatic demo devices for sci. class. Find it in libraries. There's also a video.