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Simple Electrostatic Motor

Build this high voltage motor from plastic pop bottles

by William J. Beaty           1994





FROM: "A Machine to Die For." see me (billb) at 3:38 and 5:03"

Powering your bottle motor

Motors made by hobbyists


 


LOOKING FOR BOOKS? Try searching amazon.com:


(try "science fair project" keywords too)

See: Science Projects & Experiment books



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.

Other ELECTROSTATICS BOOKS

 


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