At Strukton during the pauze a collega and me did some "pauze projects". we have done a lot of fun stuff.
What if you combine wet wood with a very high voltage
What if you combine a flat coil, big current and a big plate copper.
Very simple motor
a batery, magnets and a koper wire is all you need to build a simple motor
cd in microwave
some where we found a few popsicle sticks.
An ionocraft or ion-propelled aircraft, commonly known as a lifter or hexalifter, is an electrohydrodynamic (EHD) device (utilizing an electrical phenomenon known as the Biefeld–Brown effect) to produce thrust in the air, without requiring any combustion or moving parts. that is the defination according to wikipedia
We used a the monitor in the background to power the ionocraft with 20KV.
This project was about a woodcut picture made by M.C. Escher in 1965 called 'Knots". We wanted to make a 3D model from what is in the picture. it took us weeks to write a program that could make the 3D file. We used C++ to write a program that could make a OFF-file wich we could convert in a file format that could be printed.
If you want one you can get it at www.shapeways.com
Vlam in de pan
what happens if you fire a tealight so hot that it ignites and then try to extinguish it with water?
The first project we did was based on a experiment that was on the mythbusters. we wanted to do it in a more save way. so we wanted to use only hot air to make the soap fly. We never managed so i dont got pictures from us doing this. but wanted to show the youtube movie from the show.