Projects

Ruben’s Flame Tube

Ruben’s Flame Tube

A project I did over the weekend in 2012.  This is a Ruben’s tube, I won’t explain in detail how it works, you can check out the wiki page to find out more. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubens%27_tube I got pretty much everything from home depot.  Things I would […]

Simple 2-Beaker Leyden Capacitor

Simple 2-Beaker Leyden Capacitor

All you need are two beakers that can nest one within the other, some foil, wire, fur and a pvc rod.  An easy reliable leyden jar that works even though the video cuts out during the spark (it was me turning off the lights that […]

Glow Jars

Glow Jars

Glow jars, or sometimes called “sun jars” are incredibly fun and super easy to make.  I like to customize the insides of them so I use acrylic paints.  To seal them you’ll need hot glue or epoxy. You only need a few things: The jar […]

Homemade Holograms

Homemade Holograms

These are the best holograms I was able to produce using the kit from Integraf.  Follow this link:  http://www.integraf.com/hologram_kit.htm  if you want to get a kit, they are not as easy as they seem but once you get the right timing of exposure and chemical […]

Mouse Trap Cars

Mouse Trap Cars

MOUSE TRAP CARS!  A physics class isn’t complete without a mouse trap car!  Here are lots and lots of examples I’ve kept.  Our distance record so far is just over 100 feet, we basically ran out of hallway so we had to take it to […]

Blinky Motors

Blinky Motors

This is a simple electromagnetic hoop motor using thick copper wire, and LED, cardboard, magnets and a power source.  9 volt battery or DC plug with 9v works. This motor teaches lots of different aspects of current flow, short circuits, magnetic field on a current […]

Bottle Speakers

Bottle Speakers

Make a simple electromagnet speaker using an empty water or soda bottle.