A miniature Wimshurst machine kit set that is fun, reliable, and easy to make.Designed by SparKIT in New Zealand
This is a modern version of the much loved Wimshurst Electrostatic generator It is capable of generating over 20,000 Volts, yet the low current and energy make it safe for use without special preca...Read More…
It is capable of generating over 20,000 Volts, yet the low current and energy make it safe for use without special precautions. But do keep your electronic devices away !
Required for assembly: Soldering iron and solder, a jeweller's crosshead screwdriver and pliers. There is NO cutting, shaping or gluing required. Most people complete it in around an hour.
Contra-rotating discs with metallic sectors transfer electric charge within the machine that is stored in capacitors until a spark or charge leakage occurs.
This machine is a modern take on the much loved classic, using quality printed circuit boards for the functional parts.
Makes for a stunning conversation piece !
The Wimshurst machine was developed by James Wimshurst between 1880 and 1883. It was developed for electrostatic demonstrations. There were many other electrostatic machines that had been previously made such as:
The problem with these machines is that the polarities can suddenly change and are therefore not as reliable, But the Wimshurst machine's polarity does not change, making it a more reliable machine.
This machine is smaller than a regular Wimshurst machine and therefore will also output a smaller, and safer voltage which will mean that more people can explore this machine.
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keywords: electrostatic, high voltage, teaching, physics, stem, spark, battery, classroom, kitset, educational, wimshurst, influence machine, induction machine
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New Zealand Post: Standard Air Post
No tracking available, 3 to 15 working days nominally. 6-8 weeks for Canada. Contact us if you require faster and with tracking (International Courier 2- 6 working days starts at $USD35, and increases $3.04 with additional kits- a good option for bulk orders)
New Zealand Post: International Courier, tracked, door to door, signature required. 3-7 day delivery target. Recommended for 4 or more kits.
SIGNATURE REQUIRED! Some postal agencies insist on this, and will not deliver if no-one is available to sign for it. Only available to the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India*, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, UK, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
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