How To: Make a Leyden jar

Make a Leyden jar

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Find out how to make a Leyden jar using only tin foil, some wire and a jar. Once you have made the jar you can generate static electricity (by rubbing your hand on cloth for example) which charges the Leyden jar. Finally you can discharge the Leyden jar and see a cool spark!

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What? I like to see many other peoples methods and instrution but as just as some feedback, when i was 10 made a leyden jar out of a film canister that arced 1/2 a inch. Just keep trying and get the method and items down

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