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
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,
Commercial sources for plans and mail-order kits:
SCIENCE FIRST (ask for their catalog!)
86475 Gene Lasserre Blvd.
Yulee, FL 32097
below are 1997 PRICES, changed by now.
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:
- THE DESIGN & CONST. OF VANDEGRAAFF ELECTROSTATIC GENERATORS by K.
- 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
- THE INFLUENCE MACHINE, HOW TO MAKE IT, HOW TO USE IT, by J. Wimshurst
...several others, obtain their "Resource catalog"