Pill Bottle Van de Graaff Generator
This is a simple electric powered Van de Graaff generator made out of a plastic pill bottle. The key triboelectric components are a PVC ‘stick pen’, a rubber band, and a glass fuse. A small soda can and a condiment cup serve as the top load. A 12v dc motor running on 6 volts powers the device. Energy ‘leakage’ does occur between the top and the bottom but not enough to keep the generator from working.