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Monday 5 March 2012

DIY Static Grass Applicator - Health Warning

Want to make your own static grass applicator? Static Grass is a plastic flock type material that accepts a static charge. The electric field of the device makes the grass stand on end. There are two published methods of making your own applicator. One uses a negative ion generator and the other an electric fly swat conversion. I choose the latter as the parts were readily available from my local hardware store. 

Search in YouTube for a video on how to make your own. The conversion of the electric fly swat is straight forward. Apart from the fly swat you need a metal tea strainer, croc clip, wire, two batteries and some initiative to connect the tea strainer to the electronics. The parts for mine cost about £8 all in. 

On the fly swat handle was the warning shown in the photo above. This is no joke. I inadvertently put my skin between the croc. clip and metal tea strainer with the thing turned on and gave myself a belt of electricity that felt as strong as a shock off the mains! 

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