Benjamin Franklin




Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

There have been several articles in the kitebuilders forum related to Franklins experiments with kites and electricity:

http://www.kitebuilder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=128420

http://www.kitebuilder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=3837

http://www.kitebuilder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=65569

Two part article by Al Hargus (rip)
PART 1: http://www.kitelife.com/magazine/issue38/benfranklin38/content.php
PART 2: http://www.kitelife.com/magazine/issue39/franklin39/content.php


Further Reading:

The Electric Benjamin Franklin: http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/index.htm

Bolt of fate: Benjamin Franklin and his electric kite hoax By:Tom Tucker http://books.google.com/books?id=kyFGRd6MSoIC&lpg=PP1&ots=WIavQlDfxh&dq=Bolt%20of%20Fate&pg=PA32#v=onepage&q&f=false

Can Myth Busters? prove Franklin felt eletricity from a key at the end of a kite string? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxcOXj9Udjc

Benjamin Franklin . Make a Kite | PBS http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/

Ben’s kite never flew http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/06/01/1054406077856.html

On the History Channel: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/franklin-flies-kite-during-thunderstorm

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