Make Your Own Jacob’s Ladder

One of the most mesmerizing and simple electrical experiments you can do at home is the classic “Jacob’s Ladder”: two metal rods bending away from one another, with arcs of electricity running repeatedly from the bottom to the top.  This fellow on YouTube has made a rather fetching version encased in a glass tube for his desktop:

To learn how to build your own Jacob’s Ladder, click here.

Published in: on February 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

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