Static Electricity

Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material. The charge remains until it is able to move away by means of an electric current or electrical discharge. Static electricity is named in contrast with current electricity, which flows through wires or other conductors and transmits energy.  A static electric charge is created whenever two surfaces contact and separate, and at least one of the surfaces has a high resistance to electrical current (and is therefore an electrical insulator). The effects of static electricity are familiar to most people because people can feel, hear, and even see the spark as the excess charge is neutralized when brought close to a large electrical conductor (for example, a path to ground) or a region with an excess charge of the opposite polarity (positive or negative). The familiar phenomenon of a static shock–more specifically, an electrostatic discharge–is caused by the neutralization of charge.

Electrons can be exchanged between materials on contact; materials with weakly bound electrons tend to lose them while materials with sparsely filled outer shells tend to gain them. This is known as the triboelectric effect and results in one material becoming positively charged and the other negatively charged. The polarity and strength of the charge on a material once they are separated depends on their relative positions in the triboelectric series. The triboelectric effect is the main cause of static electricity as observed in everyday life, and in common high-school science demonstrations involving rubbing different materials together (e.g., fur against an acrylic rod). Contact-induced charge separation causes your hair to stand up and causes "static cling" (for example, a balloon rubbed against the hair becomes negatively charged; when near a wall, the charged balloon is attracted to positively charged particles in the wall, and can "cling" to it, appearing to be suspended against gravity).

Materials are made of atoms that are normally electrically neutral because they contain equal numbers of positive charges (protons in their nuclei) and negative charges (electrons in "shells" surrounding the nucleus). The phenomenon of static electricity requires a separation of positive and negative charges. When two materials are in contact, electrons may move from one material to the other, which leaves an excess of positive charge on one material, and an equal negative charge on the other. When the materials are separated they retain this charge imbalance.

Lester Hendershot Electromagnetic Atmospheric Receiver & Transformer Kit


The Hendershot Electromagnetic Generator "DIY" Kit
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It has taken us months to find and put together all the parts needed for the Hendershot Electromagnetic Generator.  We have now made all of the parts available in a "Do It Yourself " kit so that you can make your very own Hendershot Generator.

Each "DIY" kit includes:

  • The Hendershot Generator Blueprints & Quick start Guide (PDF Files Downloaded off of Website)
  • 2.5 hour step by step video (Download from website or watch on youtube)
  • One piece of copper enameled wire, 50 meters long, 0.95 mm in diameter
  • Four pieces of copper PVC insulated copper wire, 9 meters long, 1.5mm in diameter (2 different color insulation)
  • 120 skew sticks, 1/8" in diameter
  • 2 unpolarized capacitors - 500 micro Farads each
  • 4 unpolarized capacitors - 1000 micro Farads each
  • 2 transformers 1:5 ratio for 110 / 220 Volts
  • One piece of copper PVC insulated copper wire, 10 meters long, 1 mm in diameter
  • One surface applicable 110 volts socket - US & Canada Only
  • Two furniture - drawer rails (the version with bearings)
  • Two cylindrical iron bars, 1/2" in diameter, 3" long
  • One rectangular iron bar, 4" long x 1" x 1/8"
  • One very powerful neodymium magnet (cylindrical)  1" x 1" x 4" long
kit does not include the plywood base or table to build on.  Pictures are for reference only and your kit might look slightly different.

*This kit has been put together for educational purposes only and we are not responsible for the end results or liable for any damage that may be caused by the end use of these components.  There is no return or refunds on electrical parts.  All electrical parts are covered under the manufactures warranty.  We are not responsible for what the end user ultimately does with this kit.  It is highly recommended that you consult an Electrical Engineer before building one of these units as well as a State Certified Electrical Contractor before hooking this electrical device up.  The buyer understands that they are only purchasing electrical parts and they assume all responsibility for the purchase and use of this kit.  There are no guarantees either written or implied.

Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery.