Electron Acceleration?

Now, I'm not a big city physicist like my client here, but if it please the scientific community, I'd reckon I'd like to get some electrons moving.

So here's my question:

How does a high-school student like myself accelerate electrons without access to any serious hardware stores? I read something about using an old television filament tube, and a few electron volts, but I'm a bit fuzzy on the details.

Thanks In Advance.

P.S. Keep in mind, I haven't tried this before, so don't get too complicated.
Turn on your old CRT TV and you got electrons being accelerated. The question is, what do you want to do with it?
I didn't do the stupid country roob post beggining for nothing. What can I do with electrons once there moving? I read about something involving a screen.
As electrons hit fluorescent material it emits light. This property can be used to form an image on a screen.

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If you aren't sure what to do with the electrons once you get them moving, you probably aren't ready to accelerate them.
Just say why you want to accelerate them? there are many ways...
Put a pair of neodymium iron boron permanent magnets near the neck of the tv tube (CRT) and deflect them. [Beware of exposed high voltages]. The deflection of the spot in the center of the fluorescent screen is perpendicular to the magnetic field. If the magnets are strong enough, you may also be able to hold the magnets in front of the screen and deflect the electrons. If you can determine a priori what the polarity of the magnets are, can you predict which way the deflection is?
If you just look up particle accelerators on google and the basic ideas should make sense

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