Rick’s Wimshurst Machine

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Another Wimshurst Machine is finished! This is the third complete one I’ve seen and one of at least half a dozen in process.  If you’re working on a Wimshurst by all means send along some photos!

I am fascinated by the individual modification to the basic design people are coming up with.  Rick, who I had the pleasure of meeting at Maker Faire 2009, used a second set of closet pole hangers for the tops of his Leyden jars which I’m sure made the electrode supports significantly sturdier than mine.  I also really like his use of copper instead of aluminum for the sectors.  Great work! (Click through for a bigger picture)

 UPDATE: Plans for my Wimshurst Machine are now available here!