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Van Der Graff Generator Bowler Hat

run generator and deliver electic bolts from hat
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Van Der Graff Generator Bowler Hat is exactly as described - ie a hat that has a built in Van Der Graff Generator - a very powerful one capable of creating a substantial charge. (I'm actually surprised this doesn't appear to already exist, even on the halfbakery)

Its motor is contained within the bowler part, with the belt ascending above the head terminating in the usual silvery sphere. The battery to power the motor is carried in a small back pack.

The entire arrangement is complimented with the discharging wand that you can raise up and wave around when you want, causing a massive static electricity spark to be emitted from the silver ball above your head.

Van Der Graff Generator Bowler Hat has few practical functions but should ensure safe passage through hostile crowds and also deter attacking seagulls when you're eating a bag of chips at the seaside.

xenzag, Jul 26 2020

What Ray was referring to. https://images.app....l/ZJqRQAHa4Z3YG7RG9
Maybe the next product from the company that makes the hat? [doctorremulac3, Jul 27 2020]

Complimentary Complimentary_20Medicine
[hippo, Jul 30 2020]


       With metal tip Crackows?
wjt, Jul 27 2020

       If you want.
xenzag, Jul 27 2020

       // has few practical functions //   

       Incorrect; we can envisage at least five, straight away, and there are doubtless many others.   

8th of 7, Jul 27 2020

       A few bolts should be enough to strongly encourage people to respect your personal 2m space.
RayfordSteele, Jul 27 2020

       [+] Thinking a variation of this could be hooked up to a couple's wedding rings so when they move their rings together sparks could fly between them literally. It might make the ceremony a bit more exciting.
doctorremulac3, Jul 27 2020


       <Whirrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr>   

       "Here kitty kitty ... puss puss puss ...."
8th of 7, Jul 27 2020

       "Wonder Twin powers... Activate!"
RayfordSteele, Jul 27 2020

       Hey, now that you mention that I think that's where I got that!   

       Knew I saw that someplace. (link)
doctorremulac3, Jul 27 2020

       Creating a static field will energize Covid-infected airborne particles, drawing them to you. Now, I'm not one of those virus-botherers who worries overmuch about that sort of thing, but if you are, then maybe you ought to rethink your definition of "safe passage".
21 Quest, Jul 27 2020

       Everyone knows that those aren't clouds of water in the uk, it's clouds of corona virus up there, just biding it's time...
not_morrison_rm, Jul 29 2020

       Even your sun is ill with it now- haven't you heard of the solar corona ?   

       The solar wind was bad enough. What the forthcoming solar flatulence might be like is a horror for which your world is not yet ready.
8th of 7, Jul 29 2020


       //The entire arrangement is complimented...// - to be fair, it *would* look pretty good
hippo, Jul 30 2020


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