Mendocino Motor from MAKE vol. 31

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Mendocino Motor from MAKE vol. 31 by MAKE Jan 20, 2013

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Derived from Chris Connors' Mendocino Motor, this is a Make Labs modified version that was published in the pages of MAKE magazine vol. 31. Now with a mini propeller to put on the motor's shaft!

The Mendocino Motor floats in its own magnetic field and converts light into electricity and magnetism, which are then converted into the motion of the motor. It provides the satisfaction of creating an amazing bit of technology, and the opportunity to explore magnetism, electromagnetism, electric motors, solar power generation, and personal manufacturing.


Full parts list and assembly instructions with photos are on MAKE Projects: http://makeprojects.com/Project/Mendocino+Motor/1864/1?singlePage

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looks great. can I get these magnets on ebay the link to the parts list isn't working for me ;(

Should there be any reason why the coil is wrapped to close to the core of the axle?

I am designing my own, but I am wondering if I am designing it well.

Somebody get this thing connected to a 3D printed rear differential and use is to power an RC car

Some cleaver gearing will be needed to make up for the low torque... I am looking at you Greg Frost ;)