Electrostatic Powerball, or Powerball of van de graaff
I want to know if there is a way to convert my powerball into a van de graaff machine
weel, i guess it IS posible, but.... i guess you should create a very crative way to do it,something like, cover the rotor with some material that generates some static when it spins.. or something like that...
SO.. Yes, in my opinion it IS posible
That has already been done; you can charge batteries of little machines with the current generated (like a mobile phone or a small flash light). However, this website does not sell the device. Because of the policy on this forum, I cannot post addresses where you can purchase these things. Have a Google around using PowerBall (and related) queries and you will find one or two.
Originally Posted by HellMind
Not the same thing at all I'm afraid Dennis.
Know what you mean though.
Really? --OK, you just found out I'm not a physicist but a mere Biologist -- So, what is the difference, then? Except for the fact that you can make little sparks and let your hair stand out with a Van de Graaff machine? (this name looks suspiciously Dutch to me, by the way). They're both based on the same principle, right? i.e. generating a current by a moving magnet.
Last edited by Dennis; 30-11-2006 at 00:41.
No, one uses electro static/static electricity, the other uses a magnet to induce a current.
that's right, this machine isn't for batteries charge
the uses are
1 match, ignite something
2 torture, people or animals
3 hair raising
It's a joke man
it's so obvious
are you the captain obvious btw?
Dont let this tread die
We can make this real
I knew you were joking, but it's still not funny because I've seen animal torture and those images stick with you, that's all.
Good luck with your project though.