SELLERS OF ASSEMBLED VDG MACHINES:
Also see: Links to VDG plans online
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!)
below are 1997 PRICES, changed by now.
Toy VDG plans 12-020, $3.95
14" spun aluminum oblate sphere
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)