These concepts reach your brain via electrical impulses, a dancing ray of electrons behind your computer screen, and the miracle of vision. Countless unheard radio voices and unseen images are passing through your body as you read this screen. From the force fields that shape our universe to the force fields that bind together the particles that make up your physical body, electromagnetics is the main fabric from which our physical being is woven.
This web site teaches understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum using hands-on experiments, suitable for classroom, self study, or science fair. Here you can learn practical examples demonstrating the discoveries of Faraday, Maxwell, Tesla, Einstein, Feynman and more.
What's all this ELECTROMAGNETIC stuff, anyway?
The Known Spectrum, an explorer's map.
The Known Spectrum, interactive version map.
Our Electromagnetic Environment: The Sun, Earth, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and atmosphere.
Natural Radio, tune in to the music of the spheres.
Nikola Tesla, and his Celebrated Coil.
LF Communications, retro technology radio.
N4YWK Ham Radio, communications for fun.
Microwave communications and experiments.
Altair Lab Notes, miscellaneous research and lab experiments.
Build a Quantum Tunnel on your kitchen table.
SETI Web Ring, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, sublime to extreme
Home Grown CO2 Laser, 40 Watts on 28302 GHz.
Electromagnetic Crusher, the hi tek aluminum can compactor.
Blue Newt parabolic antenna with 110 dbi gain.
Brain Teasers, ponderable points and puzzles.
Electromagnetic Food, light emitting candy, glowing seafood, etc.
Will Payne Professionally
Will Payne Personally
Other Altair members, and the weird science crowd.
Links to Fine Folks and Interesting Places
Photo gallery, LARGE files.
Grounding, EMC, Lightning and EMP Protection guide for home, office and telecomm.
Emergency Preparedness, guide for individuals and emergency volunteers.
Altair PGP Key.
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You could be hurt. You could die. Do not attempt these experiments or projects unless you fully understand and accept all risks involved. Minors should not perform experiments on this web site without adult supervision.
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