I know it's boring, but sometimes you have to consider not killing people.
Like a lot of other interesting stories, it starts with "So we have
these jacob's ladders..."
They're currently mounted in some wooden half-boxes that will be
finished off with plexi so that people can't reach in and touch them to
die. We have this neat clear plastic tube/pipe (maybe 5 or 6" diameter)
that we are considering using instead, and this would give a greater
The problem is, that I don't remember the material, and I'm unable to
convince myself that it won't kill.
I bought it at TAP, and I think it's acrylic but it could be polycarb
We confirmed that the jacob's ladder does not arc when the wall of the
tube is placed between the two wires..which I think is a reasonably good
test...but doesn't confirm that the the wall of the tube will be safe
for human fingers in the event that one side of the ladder accidentally
touches the tube.
One person suggested rubber gloves, long wooden stick with a grounded
wire attached and poking around to see if it out of the tube. I like
this idea and will attempt soon...but any other ideas about testing with
dorkbotpdx-blabber mailing list