The Wimshurst Machine
The classic high voltage generator as a fully functional cardboard kit. Wimshurst machines, invented around 1880, were for a long time the only reliable high-voltage sources, as they were needed for X-ray apparatus, among other things. Today they can be found, artfully restored, in museums such as the Mathematical-Physical Salon in Dresden's Zwinger and some even in
An unintentional touch of this Wimshurst machine is not dangerous: the capacity of the two Leiden bottles, i.e. the capacitors, is such that the strength of discharges remains far below the limits set by the authorities. This is literally a highly exciting pleasure for all those who have always wanted to really let it rip!
- Dimensions of the finished machine: approx. 24 x 19 x 28.5 cm (W/D/H)
- Difficulty: demanding
- Building time: very time-consuming
Scope of delivery: pre-cut and printed cardboard sheets extensive accessories such as hard PVC discs, aluminium tubes, braid, clamps, threaded rod, wooden balls and much more with detailed building instructions