Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire 2016

A basic word of warning to others: Static Electricity Generators are not a great idea in high humidity conditions (relative humidity inside was over 50%).  My Van De Graaff generator experienced a mess of problems - from belt problems (thankfully I brought a backup with me), alignment of brushes and (of course) output.  The size of my Van De Graaff should make discharges at least a foot long - due to humidity I could only achieve about 1/2 inch.

This years Faire was great, even with the hot and humid weather (we were all, thankfully, inside).
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