Magnetically Levitated Solar powered motor.
I have been wanting to make one of these for while
So I reviewed many Mendocino motor designs online, from there took the basic concepts designed and built my own one.
Could do with a few more refinements but very happy with the end result.
Fun Project to build ...
im still busy with with the build WIP . I just have to solder the solar panels on and see how it works and then make any adjustments accordingly - I will add a video once I have finished,
If you have any questions - let me know.
update 13 Feb 2015 : Soldering the solar panels to the coils hurt my soul , i didn't know soldering would be so hard and i see now i did not take into account the wires under the solar panels - should have made space to fit them underneath.
i will redesign the rotor > separate the coils & the solar panels
making it better, easier to work with and test -- will upload V2 when im done.
Update : 16th Feb
Tested Motor over the weekend - it works
You will need the following :
Carbon Rod (ID 3mm OD 5mm) 2 meters in length to cut accordingly.
All Printed Parts
Magnets : (N35)
6 x Ring Magnet ID 5mm OD 25mm thickness 5mm
1 x Disc Magnet 25mm x 10mm
Solar Panels x 4
Magnet Wire - 300 turns per coil
The Solar panels are wired in series to increase V
Two Solar panels per coil
end of one coil connected to the + of Solar panel 1 and - of Solar panel 2 and same for opposite end of coil