I made the 6$ Gauss meter.
With no magnet the volt meter reads 2.5 volts.
I also added a small circuit (designed by Darren Kozey) that show a Red light (at the top) for North and a Green light(at the bottom) for South.
When the red LED lights, it looks white, but my video equipment is not studio quality
The last circuit on this row is a more advanced meter. It shows gauss between 0 and 500 (north) and 0 to -500 (south). It has leds as well.
This is my latest wheel. It is as Calloway describes it. The stator is too big. It is laying with North to the left and South to the right. I will order a magnet that is only 2 cm thick.
Look at the video clip. Is this what Calloway explains as: 'it will bounce some'? In that case I'm in the right direction.
I start the wheel by moving the big magnet. To keep the wheel still when I walk from the video camera to the wheel I placed the magnet ON the styrofoam. That why I move it: no tricks.
I made my first electro magnet. I do not know the theory so that is why it is not working too well.
With a bolt mounted in a drill I made a few hundred windings with 0.180 mm copper wire.
The result is an electro magnet that only lift 100 gram but then I need contact between the magnet and the object to lift. The magnet is not getting warm at al, not even after 1 hour constant use.
The magnet must be stronger. The next one will have less windings, that makes the resistance less. I guess.
The last photo on this row shows a magnetic viewer I made. It is crescent shaped, to fit the wheel. It only works when having the wheel in horizontal position.
I will make another viewer when I receive the black sand, since the 'stickyness' of the metal parts make the viewer's reaction time rather long.
This week I received my hub dynamo and I started to do some experiments.
I also made 2 video clips about 2 ways of using weigths to help the wheel over the 'dead zone'. Just an idea that has to be investigated some time.
I wanted to make a 'real' Minato replica and here are the results of my first attempt.
I did not exactly know how the magnets should be pointing but in this case the Northpoles are pointing to the outside.
I made a video because I wanted to show that the wheel turns in a direction that I did not expect. I really guessed on clockwise (since the repelling forces seemes to be under the centre) but it was rotating CCW.
Many times during my other experiments I was surprised that a wheel was rotating in the other direction as what I thought it should do.
This is my test with the magnetic shield, made from 64 NEO cube magnets.
The drawing shows the patent.The pictures 2 and 3 show the test equipment I made so that I have my hands free for holding the shield in stead of needing 3 hands to hold everything.
The shield is made from the 64 cubes, sandwiched between two plastic plates. Otherwise the construction 'imploded' all the time and I hade to sort the magnets again and again. The north poles are red painted.
The last picture shows the test. It is not working as a shield, but as a normal iron plate that is brought between the magnets. One of the bigger magnets sucks the plate to it and that's it.
I'll be glad if someone has an idea how I can improve the shield.
This pictures show the new tool I made for cutting the big Styrofoam wheels.
Constructing the big drawing is a bit of a job. But it's worth the job.
The 'blueprint' fits on the wheel.
The drilling of the round hole for the Counter Weigths (the small tubes with coins) in my work shop. The vacuum cleaner is on, to suck the white dust awya. I'm drilling trough a plate otherwise the blue print tears apart by the drill.
Drilling the holes for the magnets is not a dirty job.
After drilling the blue print can be removed and the wheel is cleaned.
My new tool is used again to remove the innerring.
The first picture shows the wheel under construction and the video shows some results.
With the magnet pumping the speed is increasing.
The speed is displayed in RPM on the computer screen to the left side of the wheel.
The last video clip shows how well the wheel gain speed while the magnets are passing the stator. NOT perpetual yet but very promising.
The drawing program will produce the drawing of a wheel in a scale 1:1.
The program has to devide one wheel over several files.
Here is an example how it will look in future.
This camera (a present from my parents) is used to make the pictures for this site.
This wheel does not want to turn.
This wheel in the first 2 pictures is turning CCW. Picture 3 and 4 is the same wheel, but turning CW.
It doesn't loop but it get speed when the magnets with 60 degrees pass the stator.
Then some magnets without results and then the final kick.