Otona no Kagaku (Science for Adults) Magazine vol.22

Modified A4/76 pages/On sale December 20, 2008
● Supplement: "GENNAI" Style Generator

※NOTE: All magazine contents are in Japanese. English versions are not available.

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The "GENNAI" Style Generator – A magical lightening-producing box     Invented by legendary genius Gennai Hiraga, the Elekiter (Gennai style generator) readily produces lightening-like arcs from the static electricity of friction, making it an instant success in Edo-period Japan. The magical box made the name of Gennai famous all over the country, and we are proud to now add it to our supplement-kit lineup.

One of Gennai Hiraga’s original Elekiters (from the Communications Museum collection)
By turning the handle, an arc of several thousand volts can be produced. Even during the humid days of summer, this will function efficiently if an air-conditioner is used to dry the air.
Click to watch a video on the "GENNAI" Style Generator CAUTION! If you touch the ends of both wires at the same time, you may get an electric shock.  Do not try this if you are of a nervous disposition or fitted with a pacemaker. The static electrical charge produced by this kit has a relatively weak current, and therefore, it does not pose any threat of injury.  
Use the generator to experiment with various household items.
Static electricity LCD meter / Dirod generator
Static-electricity bell, channel lightening! Franklin motor kit also included! Use the kit to perform a range of fun experiments with static electricity.

See the magazine for details of actual experimental methods.

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