Wimshurst Machine

I started building this Wimshurst Machine in 2020. James Wimshurst invented the Wimshurst machine in the late 1800s. It is a "simple" high voltage generator and can be used in experiments ranging from powering an X-Ray to the first Scanning Electron Microscope. Click here to see the news release from my school.

 

It took four months of my spare time to finish the design of 78 prototypes and implemented this. The following is the detailed step by step building process.

Please see the attached YouTube video below for the full presentation of the Wimshurst Machine.

This project won First Place the Instructables "Anything Goes Contest!"