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Bob Galli

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« on: 30/09/2011 16:01:04 »
Bob Galli  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Just found David Ansell's article on a Kelvin water drop generator - I first saw this and made one for a Highschool physics project in '60 or '61 - it was in the Scientific American Amateur Scientist column and worked quite well.  One pigtail from a very small neon bulb was soldered to one 'leg' and the other pigtail a slight gap from the other - resulting in pulsing flashes!!

R. G. Galli
Edison, NJ

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« Reply #1 on: 02/10/2011 18:25:58 »
There appears to have been an older discussion about this on Naked Science.

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=25757

Quite an interesting device.

Keep in mind that Volts and Amps are often independent.  So, a device capable of generating high voltage may generate low amperage, and thus low wattage.

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« Reply #2 on: 03/10/2011 11:14:13 »
I think Edison NJ is an interesting address for someone who is asking this question.

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