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.
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 History of the Wimshurst machine:
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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I am a 13 year old high school student, and developed the SparKIT Wimshurst machine kit as a science fair project in 2016. I then ran a successful kickstarter campaign and with help from my dad, refined and brought it to market.