The Art of Darkness

How to Build a Wimshurst Influence Machine

February 23rd, 2012 by Cobwebs


Jake von Slatt at the Steampunk Workshop wrote an article for MAKE Magazine describing how to build a Wimshurst Influence Machine (an electrostatic generator) out of easily-obtainable materials. He’s re-posted the article at his site, so we can all pretend to be mad scientists.*

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

*Or is it just me who does that?

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4 Responses

  1. joasakura Says:

    I may or may not cackle madly when I’m bunging a bunch of stuff into the slow cooker >.>;;

  2. pensive Says:

    This makes me long for a real vent hood. My original training was in printmaking, and the fear of God was instilled in me about the noxious fumes this stuff creates. I adore copperplate etching, and this makes me want to give it a go. Health be damned. *cue Freddie Mercury a la Highlander*

  3. Sisifo Says:

    Pfft. Whatever. We ARE mad scientists. *whispers* We all are…

  4. xJane Says:

    It is not just you.

    Also, Sisifo: you must follow that with a “muahAH AHAHAHA!

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