Static electricity/Static motors

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Problem[edit]

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]

Design[edit]

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]

Try to build each of the designs in the videos.

Operate[edit]

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]

presentation

Next Steps[edit]

  • Get the existing static motors working again
  • Build new soda bottle motor with soda bottle generator
  • Build can version
  • Build cyclotron