December 12, 2010 AT 11:24 am

Cat + electrophorus

Jeri and Darlington play with electrophorus…

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1 Comment

  1. Limor + Mosfet
    Jeri + Darlington

    Thank you for the cats and the gals that put a charge into science!

    We live in a truly amazing time. I remember reading one of those “First Book of Electricity for Boys” type books that described building an Electrophorus.

    It was somewhat complicated. You had to get a pie pan, pour a layer of petroleum pitch into it, find a hunk of plate glass, cover it with tin foil and figure out how to attach a wood dowel handle and then get yourself some woolen cloth.

    And Jeri builds one with a chunk of styrene box filler, a dob of hot glue, a pill bottle and a hard drive platter. And then charges it up with a cat. Love it!

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