Can you really rely on the power of magnets as an alternative fuel source? Yes, through the use of magnet motors, and building one is indeed rocket science. This is not a project for the faint of heart but an undertaking that involves a very serious way of discovering how a magnetic motor can help decrease the use of fuel fossils and provide the means for bringing electric costs down.
Though the efficacy of this contraption as an alternative source of energy has been disputed, many inventors out there are doing their best to bring attention to how this can really work when taken seriously.
If you want to be part of this revolution, then you must first be a lover of physics, mathematics, and junk!
Let’s go to the basics of assembling a magnet motor. Remember that you will be rummaging through junk to build your first magnet motor. This is a good thing and will actually save you from assembling piece-upon-painful-piece. In fact, most of the junks you will find already have the basic bearing or spindle attached to it.
- Plexiglas assembly for the rotor. Your Plexiglas disk should be about 4 inches thick with Plexiglas rings glued to it. This is similar to the shape and thickness of the cover of a kitchen turbo-broiler or this could be scrap from a bio-indicator bottle. Drill three holes on the bottom of the plate for alignment. Place 4 cobalt magnets into each slot. Your magnets should be approximately an inch long, three quarters of an inch wide, and one quarter of an inch thick. If you have neodymium magnet on hand this would be even better but it’s a very rare magnet so fat chance. No matter, just regular magnets will suffice. Hold these in place using double-sided adhesive tape.
- Under the cover of the same Plexiglas assembly, form a ring using high permeability metal – again from scrap. Take note that your Plexiglas assembly already has a built-in spindle and a ball bearing that’s about a quarter of an inch in diameter and is held by a string.
- Next is your clamp assembly. This also comes with a ball bearing that connects to the Plexiglas assembly. Your clamp assembly can be mounted on a piece of reasonably thick wood plank using hot glue to solder the clamp assembly and the wood together
- Another piece that should be mounted on your wood plank is your magnet alternator. On top of this, you need to attach a horseshoe-shaped electric magnet and a backing plate.
- Next up is your bobbin assembly that will be attached to the rotor and to the lever.
- Run the contraption by using the lever to make the Plexiglas assembly turn counter-clockwise. This is like a test run.
- Then you need a round flywheel to place at the center of the Plexiglas assembly. This is a round thick material made of matte board while its shape is similar to the center of a tape dispenser.
- Take the lever and using upward and downward motions and see how the Plexiglas assembly spins as the electro-magnetic fields react to the inertia.
Now you have practically built your own magnet motor from junk seeing how this thing creates energy. At this point, it is up to you to graduate from the simple basics presented here to making your own magnetic generator from scrap metals, magnets, and other sources. The best thing to be informed about the availability of this power source is asking those who know more about the technology.