Compact and Safe Electrostatic Generators for STEM Education

By: SparKIT
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - April 9, 2024 - PRLog -- SparKIT Electrostatics is pleased to announce the addition of a new line of their popular electrostatic generator in stylish matt black with gold plate.
Based on the popular and much loved Wimshurst machine first invented in the late 1800's by James Wimshurst, the SparKIT leverages modern PCB manufacturing techniques to produce a compact and reliable generator with a minimum of moving parts.
After constructing the kit, which takes most people about 30 to 45 minutes, inserting 2 AA batteries and switching on the device will cause two counter-rotating disks to spin and begin inducing electrical charge on each other, quickly reaching over 20,000 Volts and displaying sparks up to 20mm in length.
There's no concern for alarm though! the limited current and low stored energy mean this is safe to handle, making it ideal as a STEM educational device in schools.
For those who are less confident in their ability to solder the parts onto the circuit boards, SparKIT also offer the option of purchasing a ready built unit.
The matt black and gold option is now available through the Tindie Marketplace,

Julian Phillips
Location:Christchurch - Canterbury - New Zealand
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