Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 06:58:22 -

Author: david kardelis

Subject: Re: FunFlyStick Demonstrations

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Chuck I was thinking the same thing. I bought 6 off the web for about $80.
Shipping was a killer but still better than 20 each

dave

On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 6:36 AM, chuck britton wrote:

> I'd like to hack one of these to reverse the polarity.
> Any suggestions will be appreciated - I'll report my efforts.
>
>
> At 8:24 AM -0500 2/9/11, Dick Heckathorn wrote:
>
> 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 Senior
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 06, 2010 11:58 AM
> *To:* tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> *Subject:* 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.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't want to spend the
> money ($25 is still $25).
>
> Probably common, but thought I'd point it out.
>
>
>
> Paul Lulai
>
> Physics Teacher
>
> St Anthony Village S.H.
>
> 3303 33rd Ave NE
>
> St Anthony Village, MN 55418
>
>
>
> 612-706-1146
>
> plulai@stanthony.k12.mn.us
>
> 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 Bettis
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 06, 2010 9:55 AM
> *To:* tap-l
> *Subject:* [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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Chuck I was thinking the same thing. I bought 6 off the web for about $80. =
Shipping was a killer but still better than 20 eachdaveOn Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 6:36 AM, chuck britton gt; wrote:


I'd like to hack one of these to reverse the polarity.
Any suggestions will be appreciated - I'll report my
efforts.


At 8:24 AM -0500 2/9/11, Dick Heckathorn wrote:
Greetings,
=A0
I found the Fly by Stick for $5.00 at a
store called Five Below. Bought 18 to take to our section
meeting.
=A0
Dick
=A0
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
=A0
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.=A0=A0 I think he used a clothes
pin to keep the button pressed and the device running.
=A0
Plane fare for one might be cheaper than
a commando team of grad students. =A0And easier on my wife's peace
of mind.
=A0
Tom
=A0


From: Paul Lulai
stanthony.k12.mn.us>
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.=A0 Plastic strips and fabric from electrostatics and
students cut small pieces of plastic from store bags (we cut them into
a squid shape).=A0 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't want to spend the money ($25 is still
$25).
Probably common, but thought I'd point
it out.
=A0
Paul Lulai
Physics Teacher
St Anthony Village S.H.
3303 33rd Ave NE
St Anthony Village, MN 55418
=A0
612-706-1146
plulai@stanthony.k12.mn.us
http://www.stanthony.k12.mn.us/hsscience/
=A0
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
=A0
Hi Everyone,
=A0
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
=A0electrostatic 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)?
=A0
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.
=A0
Cliff
=A0
=A0
=A0





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