Homework - Mythbuster Ideas?

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Mike Hunt, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Mike Hunt

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 6, 2010
    Teacher assigned to create Mythbuster ideas.

    For Example: Anti-Static bags are built to protect electronic hardware from a static charge. The myth is that anti-static bags only keep hardware inside the bag from creating a static charge, but the bag will not keep static from traveling through the bag from outside and potentially destroying the hardware.

    Do you guys have any?
  2. sceadwian

    New Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    That's not a myth. Common sense tells you that all anti-static bags actually are made out of is conductive plastics, it doesn't keep static energy from traveling anywhere, in fact it promotes electrical flow, giving the static charge someplace to dissipate besides the contents of the package. No device in an anti-static bag should ever be possible of generating a static charge. If the bag is conductive enough it should be safe from general normal environmental static discharges, NOTHING can completly protect it from artificial or stored charges above what should be naturally expected.
  3. Mike Hunt

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 6, 2010
    Hey. I'm just in 10th grade in my first Electronics class. Could you give me a good myth or idea? Something about waves? Electrical flow? Something that hasn't been proven true?

  4. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004