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Subject: How can I make static electricity do work?

Date: Sun Feb 4 14:12:36 2001
Posted by Michael
Grade level: 7-9 School: Horton Middle School
City: Pittsboro State/Province: NC Country: USA
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 981313956.Eg

I have built a Leyden jar to store my static electricity in. I am 
collecting the electricity from the TV screen. I need to find some way for 
static electricity to activate a circuit somehow, or to make something 
happen besides a zap. Could it power a buzzer, a bell, a light, or a motor?

Re: How can I make static electricity do work?

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