Static electricity/Static motors
Problem[edit | edit source]
Most motors used today use magnetic fields to create the motion. But it is possible to create motors that run off static fields. Why is a stationary electric field not used as much as a stationary magnetic field?
Conceive[edit | edit source]
- soda can video
- plastic bottles with generator video
- video plastic bottles with wimshurst
- cyclotron video
- wireless operation
Design[edit | edit source]
The designs appear to be easy to create from the videos.
|First attempt worked|
But the spinning bottle bounced back and forth. Next attempt used metal and bearings to stabilize, but failed.
Implement[edit | edit source]
Try to build each of the designs in the videos.
Operate[edit | edit source]
The goal is to operate with a minature whimshusrt machine built from a soda bottle as in one of the videos. This way an external whimshurt machine is not needed.
Demo[edit | edit source]
Next Steps[edit | edit source]
- Get the existing static motors working again
- Build new soda bottle motor with soda bottle generator
- Build can version
- Build cyclotron