How to make a simple Van de Graaff Generator

 

 

ITEMS:

Plastic tupperware (the kind that reads microwave ovensafe)

Some wires

A nail

A small d.c motor (I got mine from a small hand-held fan)

A piece of PVC pipe (Mine is 3.8 cm in diameter for working/finger comfort)

A broad rubber band (make sure it's not black, as it may contain conductive material)

A wooden skewer (satay stick)

A plastic bag

A roll of tape

A soft drink can

A mineral water bottle

2 3volt batteries

Battery holder (optional)

 

CONSTRUCTION:

Mounting the motor and making the housing

Belt, rollers and PVC column

The upper terminal

Putting it together