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BOOKS & MAGS WITH VANDEGRAAFF GENERATOR PLANS

   Where can you possibly get any of these old magazines? From
   your local library!  Any library will have these available.
   Don't believe me?  Ask a librarian about "Interlibrary Loan."  
   True, it might take several days to transfer the magazine
   from a distant place.  But with Interlibrary Loan service,
   what one library has, all other libraries also have.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, The Amateur Scientist, April 1955, pp110-118
The article which started it all.  Contains a drawing and description
of a 12in. tall VDG based on jello molds and large steel cans.

55 Easy-To-Build Electronic Projects  1985 Tab Books 85-17346
TK9965.A115  621.381'07'8  ISBN:0830609997 hdcvr  ISBN:0830619992 ppbk
VDG plans, million volt lightning generator, rotostat, electroscope exp.

HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS, Build this VandeGraaff Generator, By D.E.Patrick, 
pp42-44, Nov/Dec 1985  (magazine)
VDG construction article, uses DC high voltage supply.

MODEL MAKING FOR PHYSICISTS, A. D. Bulman, Growul & Co. 1968, pp130-138
Chapter on VDG construction. Carbon-coated glass ball as conductor.
Double-ended VDG plans.

POPULAR ELECTRONICS, Vol 25 No 5, May 1966 pp57-60 Supercharged Salt 
Shaker, by Ed Francis   (magazine)
Tiny VDG construction article.

THE DESIGN & CONST. OF VANDEGRAAFF ELECTROSTATIC GENERATORS by K. Scott
International Tesla Society, PO Box 5636, Colorado Springs, CO 80931
719-475-0918   http://www.tesla.org

POPULAR SCIENCE, Nov 1964 pp142-145, Lightning in your Living Room, by 
Harry Walton.  (magazine)

THE PHYSICS TEACHER, May 1990,  "VDGs: Theory, Maintenance, and Belt Fab."
by Dr. Dick Berg.

TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE: A SOURCEBOOK FOR THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES,
Joseph/Brandwein/Morholt/Pollack/Castka, Harcourt Brace & World, 1961, 
p503


Commercial sources for plans and mail-order kits:

SCIENCE FIRST (ask for their catalog!) 95 Botsford Pl. Buffalo, NY 800-875-3214 716-874-0133 phone 716-874-9853 fax info@sciencefirst.com http://www.sciencefirst.com Toy VDG plans 12-020, $3.95 14" spun aluminum oblate sphere about 750,000 volt maximum potential (It's hole is sized for standard PVC sewer pipe) part no. 60-0604 $80.00 7" spun aluminum oblate, 60-601, $25.00 2" rubber belt, 45" (22" in loop) 29-1480, $17.00 Complete 750KV VandeGraaff Generator Kit 10-085, $299.95 Complete 200KV VandeGraaff Generator Kit 10-065, $89.95 ************************************************************** KELVIN WATER DROP GENERATORS: THE PHYSICS TEACHER, May 1988, pp304-306, The Ting-A-Ling Machine, by Cliff Bettis (uses mixing bowls) THE PHYSICS TEACHER, February 1972, pp100-101, Electrostatic Lobby Display, by M. Fast (uses coffee cans) Some electrostatics books available by mail order from: The International Tesla Society, PO Box 5636, Colorado Springs, CO 80931, 719-475-0918: http://rmi.net/~its - THE DESIGN & CONST. OF VANDEGRAAFF ELECTROSTATIC GENERATORS by K. Scott - FUNDAMENTALS OF APPLIED ELECTROSTATICS by J. M. Crowley - HOMEMADE LIGHTNING by R.A. Ford (has Wimshurst plans) - SECRETS OF BUILDING ELECTROSTATIC LIGHTNING BOLT GENERATORS by W. Noon (Wimshurst machine) - THE INFLUENCE MACHINE, HOW TO MAKE IT, HOW TO USE IT, by J. Wimshurst ...several others, obtain their "Resource catalog"


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