Cool post from Rhett Allain up on WIRED.
IN A RECENT episode of MacGyver, Angus (that’s what his REALLY close friends call him) builds a Leyden jar with some very simple components. Of course there is some awesome physics here, so I will obviously go over this. Full disclosure—I’m currently the Technical Consult for the MacGyver show.
What is a Leyden Jar?
A long time ago, humans were just starting to figure out this whole electricity thing—in particular the study of electrostatics. The Leyden jar was originally used to store electric charge after some rubbed object is charged (like your socks in the dryer). There were two common variations of the Leyden jar, let me illustrate both.
Each Tuesday is EducationTuesday here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts about educators and all things STEM. Adafruit supports our educators and loves to spread the good word about educational STEM innovations!
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Adafruit interviews Dan Rasure, Managing Partner TechShop 2.0
Wearables — Simulate tattoos
Electronics — Heatsinks aren’t enough!
Biohacking — Getting More from Home DNA Testing
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.