I was doing research for my new book project…
(which is a book about electronics for kids)
…when I came across them.
1) First of all — what is it that capacitors store?
Is it electrons?
Is it charge?
Is it energy?
This really interesting article explains: http://amasci.com/emotor/cap1.html
2) Second, how can you build your own capacitor at home?
Here’s my guide that shows you how to get started building stuff (like blinking lights or an electronic instrument):
Keep on Soldering!