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Restoring the "Zero-stat" anti-static pistol to operation if it no longer "clicks" when you pull the trigger.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1982 [Jan 1982] (v.13#1) pg. 34

Tip: How to make your own spray to prevent static electricity in a carpet.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1986 (v.64#2) pg. 60

The spark zapper. A static electricity discharge device which is attached to your wrist when working on computers and other static-sensitive electronic items.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Mar 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 36

Technique to test semiconductors for susceptibility to ESD (electrostatic damage) utilizes a piezo-electric gas igniter to produce a fast rise-time, short-duration, high-voltage pulse.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jul 1997 (v.53#7) pg. 42

Electrostatic discharge (ESD). How to incorporate grounding and other techniques to eliminate potential damage to sensitive electronic devices caused by ESD.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Aug 1997 (v.53#8) pg. 42

Tips on controlling static electricity in a woodshop.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 20
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 30

Tip on grounding electronic equipment and tools to prevent damage from static electricity.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Summer 1984 (v.2#1) pg. 89

Build Jacob's Ladder devices.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Winter 1985 (v.2#3) pg. 62

Tip on grounding yourself when working with sensitive electronics, without the need for special bracelets.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Feb 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 96

Test circuit makes sure that your static leash (conductive wrist strap) is operating properly.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Feb 1988 (v.5#2) pg. 85

Checking out static electricity. Simple laboratory experiments display the power of static electricity.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS May 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 64
Added Info HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Sep 1988 (v.5#9) pg. 4

How to guard against static electricity damage to MOS circuits.

Build a fan with NO moving parts. Electrostatic device is for demonstration or science project only. Two dangers are present: power supply generates a lethal 14,000 volts and the fan's operation produces ozone. Model is housed in Plexiglas box.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #536 Jan 1973 (v.69) pg. 94

How to handle CMOS integrated circuits and protect them from static electricity. Some tips.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1978 (v.1#5) pg. 63

Making an experimental electret. Includes a description of the theory.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1969 (v.30#3) pg. 70

Experimental electro-culture. Stimulating plant growth in a high voltage electrostatic field.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1971 (v.34#2) pg. 66

More experiments in electro-culture. Stimulating plant growth with static electricity. Includes plans for a device to measure plant responses electrically.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1971 (v.34#6) pg. 63

Two devices, one portable and one wall-mounted, will harmlessly dissipate static electricity built up in a person walking across carpeting.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1974 (v.5#1) pg. 113

Taming static electricity. A general discussion on the elimination of undesirable static electricity.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1975 (v.7#6) pg. 75

How to handle MOS devices without destroying them. How to control static electricity which can harm MOS devices.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1977 (v.12#2) pg. 67

Circuit capable of detecting potentially destructive static charges that can kill your RAM or other static-sensitive devices.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 22

Create a static-free workshop for electronics to help protect delicate components from ESD (electrostatic discharge).
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 37

Detector circuit for high-voltage static discharge will also show the polarity.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1998 (v.15#7) pg. 51

Zapping static. Tips on preventing static electricity from damaging your home electronic equipment (computers, clocks, etc.).
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1985 (v.162#10) pg. 62

Useful electronic troubleshooting hints, tips, and homemade tools. Includes voltage sniffer, ground-fault interrupter circuit tester, static electricity grounding setup for use with CMOS circuits, etc.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1980 (v.51#12) pg. 60

How to generate and control electrostatic electricity. Includes a chart which shows the relative charge (+/-) of electricity generated by various common materials.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1984 (v.55#7) pg. 78

All about curing static electricity.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1984 (v.55#8) pg. 44
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1985 (v.56#3) pg. 20

Electrostatic discharge. How to fight ESD and keep your semiconductor devices from being damaged.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1990 (v.61#1) pg. 54

An intuitive look at electromagnetic theory. Basics of electromagnetism, how they relate to some common electronic components, and how to interpret some of the complex math symbolism. Part 1. General concepts of electric fields and how they are related to static electric charges.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1991 (v.62#8) pg. 65

Build an electrostatic battery, properly called an electrophorus. Conduct experiments with it using a straw electroscope.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER Aug-Sep 1969 (v.27#1) pg. 59

Experimenting with Leyden jars. Duplicate many of the experiments of Benjamin Franklin.
SCIENCE & ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1969-Jan 1970 (v.27#3) pg. 67

Inexpensive hand-powered electrostatic generator creates a charge by rubbing wool cloth against a rotating plastic jar. Plans for Leyden Jar and electroscope also shown.
SCIENCE & ELECTRONICS [1] Jun-Jul 1970 (v.28#3) pg. 27

The study of electrostatic effects and convention currents in liquids. A series of experiments that involve the response of dielectric liquids to electric fields of high potential and the reaction to the fields of both conducting and nonconducting particles suspended in the liquid. Electrostatic experiments performed in liquids are easier to observe.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jan 1967 (v.216#1) pg. 124

How to make electrets, those devices that permanently hold an electrostatic charge.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jul 1968 (v.219#1) pg. 122

How to capture on film the faint glow emitted when sticky tape is peeled off a surface. The glow is created by numerous miniature sparks that leap between the surface and the tape.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Dec 1987 (v.257#6) pg. 138

How to identify the location and electrical sign of charged patches on a surface. The map patterns (Lichtenberg figures) are revealed by using an assortment of powders (flour, spices, herbs, etc.).
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Apr 1988 (v.258#4) pg. 114

Protecting ElectroStatic Discharge Sensitive (ESDS) electronic components from damage caused by static electricity. Some tips.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1990 (v.39#7) pg. 41

An explanation of why static electricity causes skirts to stick to your legs and what to do to avoid or minimize it.
THREADS #76 Apr-May 1998 pg. 12

A tip for keeping garments from clinging to stockinged legs.
THREADS #82 Apr-May 1999 pg. 14

Tip on eliminating static-electric shocks when using a shop vacuum with a plastic hose.
WOODSMITH #47 Oct 1986 pg. 3