Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 08:24:21 -

Author: --- "Dick Heckathorn"

Subject: Re: FunFlyStick Demonstrations

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Greetings,

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I found the Fly by Stick for $5.00 at a store called Five Below. Bought =
18 to take to our section meeting.

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Dick

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From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On =
Behalf Of Thomas Senior
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 11:58 AM
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [tap-l] FunFlyStick Demonstrations

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Bob Morris suspended the fun fly stick on foam cups and connected each =
end to large surface electrodes to show that the stick was just a charge =
pump, since one electrode became negative and the other positive. I =
think he used a clothes pin to keep the button pressed and the device =
running.

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Plane fare for one might be cheaper than a commando team of grad =
students. And easier on my wife's peace of mind.

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Tom

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From: Paul Lulai
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Sent: Wed, October 6, 2010 10:31:43 AM
Subject: Re: [tap-l] FunFlyStick Demonstrations

We use our existing materials for flying fun sticks. Plastic strips and =
fabric from electrostatics and students cut small pieces of plastic from =
store bags (we cut them into a squid shape). We have a quick (sometimes =
long) contest for length of levitation.

Maybe a demo with pvc pipe or other plastic strips would encourage folks =
to try the more economical version at home if they don=E2=80=99t want to =
spend the money ($25 is still $25).

Probably common, but thought I=E2=80=99d point it out.

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Paul Lulai

Physics Teacher

St Anthony Village S.H.

3303 33rd Ave NE

St Anthony Village, MN 55418

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612-706-1146

plulai@stanthony.k12.mn.us

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http://www.stanthony.k12.mn.us/hsscience/=20

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From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On =
Behalf Of Cliff Bettis
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 9:55 AM
To: tap-l
Subject: [tap-l] FunFlyStick Demonstrations

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Hi Everyone,

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I have been asked to do a session on cheap E&M demonstrations for our =
sectional AAPT meeting on November 20th. Our lab manager is going to =
show his stuff on light bulbs and circuits but I thought I might get a =
half dozen or so FunFlySticks and raffle them off after showing some =
inexpensive demonstrations with them. These are the ones that came to =
mind: levitating various objects, determining its charge, propelling a =
pop can, ping pong for the uncoordinated, Franklin's bells and the =
electrostatic pinwheel. Do any of you have other suggestions (besides =
the obvious one of hiring an elite commando unit of grad students to go =
to Chicago and kidnap Tom and have him do the session)?

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There is also supposed to be a planning meeting for the national meeting =
at Creighton U. at his meeting. I will attend with a particular interest =
in the Lecture Demonstration Workshop issues. If any of have any other =
items you would like me to ask about, let me know.

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Cliff

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Greetings, I found the Fly by Stick for $5.00 at a store called Five Below. =
Bought 18 to take to our section meeting. Dick From:=
=
tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On =
Behalf Of Thomas SeniorSent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 =
11:58 AMTo: tap-l@lists.ncsu.eduSubject: Re: =
[tap-l] FunFlyStick Demonstrations Bob Morris suspended =
the fun fly stick on foam cups and connected each end to large surface =
electrodes to show that the stick was just a charge pump, since one =
electrode became negative and the other positive. I think he used =
a clothes pin to keep the button pressed and the device =
running. Plane fare for one =
might be cheaper than a commando team of grad students. And easier =
on my wife's peace of mind. Tom From:=
=
Paul Lulai To: =
tap-l@lists.ncsu.eduSent: Wed, October 6, 2010 10:31:43 =
AMSubject: Re: [tap-l] FunFlyStick DemonstrationsWe use our existing materials for flying fun =
sticks. Plastic strips and fabric from electrostatics and students =
cut small pieces of plastic from store bags (we cut them into a squid =
shape). We have a quick (sometimes long) contest for length of =
levitation.Maybe a demo with pvc =
pipe or other plastic strips would encourage folks to try the =
more economical version at home if they don=E2=80=99t want to spend the =
money ($25 is still $25).Probably common, but =
thought I=E2=80=99d point it out. Paul =
LulaiPhysics TeacherSt Anthony Village =
S.H.3303 33rd Ave NESt Anthony Village, MN =
55418 612-706-1146plulai@stanthony.k12.mn.us<=
p class=3DMsoNormal>http://www.stanthony.k12.mn.us/hsscience/ From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu =
[mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Cliff =
BettisSent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 9:55 AMTo: =
tap-lSubject: [tap-l] FunFlyStick =
Demonstrations Hi =
Everyone, I have been asked to do a session on cheap E&M =
demonstrations for our sectional AAPT meeting on November 20th. Our lab =
manager is going to show his stuff on light bulbs and circuits but I =
thought I might get a half dozen or so FunFlySticks and raffle them off =
after showing some inexpensive demonstrations with them. These are the =
ones that came to mind: levitating various objects, determining its =
charge, propelling a pop can, ping pong for the uncoordinated, =
Franklin's bells and the electrostatic pinwheel. Do any of you =
have other suggestions (besides the obvious one of hiring an elite =
commando unit of grad students to go to Chicago and kidnap Tom and have =
him do the session)? There =
is also supposed to be a planning meeting for the national meeting at =
Creighton U. at his meeting. I will attend with a particular interest in =
the Lecture Demonstration Workshop issues. If any of have any other =
items you would like me to ask about, let me know. Cliff
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