SELLERS OF ASSEMBLED VDG MACHINES:
Also see: Links to VDG plans online
BOOKS & MAGS WITH VAN DE GRAAFF 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 VAN DE GRAAFF 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)