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Published on 13 May 2011 | over 7 years ago

Step-by-step description of making a Van de Graaff generator built using parts from around the house such as a Coke can and rubber bands. I also show how to test it using an electroscope.

For Part 2 of How to Make a Van de Graaff Generator, including more getting 20% better performance, rollers, grounding, and using batteries see:

For more details, include a detailed parts list and details on selecting parts, see:

Some more construction ideas are in my "Van de Graaff Faraday Cage Science Experiment" video here:

For "How a Van de Graaf Generator Works", see my very detailed video about it:

For "Van de Graaff Demonstrations and Explanations", see:

For more about triboelectricity, see my "Triboelectric effect/series or triboelectricity" video:

And I seem to keep using the version of this Van de Graaff generator I make in Part 2 in more and more videos as time goes by:

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