Amazing video: a seemingly working motor powered only by magents

By | May 3, 2009

Yes, I know this is supposed to be impossible, but after several other videos which could have had a hidden device under the table, Mylow now reveals his face and shows his whole assembly working on a glass table top. This is pretty cool. The only possible scam explanation left is a battery powered motor in the base of the thing. If that is not the case, then this is something REALLY new and amazing (outside of the secret government circles):

Another thing that was supposed to be theoretically impossible is the Levitron. I have one of those and it works. It is a balancing act between magnetic and gyroscopic stabilization forces.

Here is an interesting email from someone on the Mylow-news group who also claims to have something like this working. Can you imagine if this could generate enough power to run the lights in your home? Well, it seems to me that since the magnets are getting depleted that they become just another type of battery.

Some ideas for you Mylow –

We saw that we needed a minimum a rotation of about 300 to 350 rpm of the rotor disc to start developing a sufficient EMF (will explain EMF later). The cooling of the magnets and rotor disc is a good sign. We experienced the same down to 11C.

We used rare earth materials (neodymium) for the magnets and copper material for the rotor disc. It requires a free spinning bearing system with as little drag as possible. Also, a very sturdy and stable stator support. The optimum stator to rotor magnet gap is dependent on the rotor magnet spacing and magnet flux density (magnetic strength).

Have you tried to vary this distance to see what effect this has on the disc rotation speed? Remember that the rotor disc must be stable and secure as well as the stator magnet bracket. The stator bracket must not bow or bend as the rotor disc rotates below it. In other words, the stator to rotor magnet gap must be constant as the rotor spins.

Perhaps Sterling or another friend can help you in locating someone to design the magnetic / induction pickup coil system, when the time comes. This is necessary for producing the electric power as the strong magnets (bottom disc) pass thru pickup coils and induce an EMF (electric voltage).

One of our prototype designs had a polycarbonate (plexiglass) disc attached to the bottom of the copper rotor disc. This non-metallic disc was spaced about 6 inches below the copper disc and had magnets attached to the bottom surface. As this sandwiched disc rotated the bottom magnets thru pickup coils, a voltage (EMF) was induced into the coil. The resultant frequency and voltage amplitude was dependent on the number of magnets, pickup coils and their size (magnetic flux density for the magnets and number of windings on the induction coils) and their spacing.

The importance of strong rotor disc magnets and optimized rotor magnet / stator magnet spacing (gap) is emphasized because as the bottom magnets (field magnets) move thru the induction coils (field pickup coils) a “back EMF” is produced. This back EMF places an amount of drag on the rotating rotor disc. This is termed as a “magnetic brake” as it attempts to dampen the rotation of the rotor. It’s a balancing act of sorts in that the rotor disc needs to rotate at a constant speed while generating a constant and useble power that can be converted to 120volts, 60 hertz AC or 240 volts, 50 hertz AC. Theorectically, the system can be scaled to produce energy levels to power an electric car or an average sized home….. or larger!!

Update: I’ve left my YouTube comment asking Mylow to put some feathers or scraps of tissue paper around the table to show that there are no air currents. There are vortex fans which can blow a fairly powerful stream of air in a tube from across the room.

I think it would be loud enough to hear, but we still need to rule out air currents. If focused on one side of the device, air could cause it to spin. Here is a link to a Vortex Cannon.

Maybe you’ve seen those toys that send smoke rings across the room? They generate vortex rings by thumping the back of a diaphragm into a shaped chamber with a circular exit, and can blow out candles at surprising distances, because the vortex ring is highly stable.
There are military applications as well: A small charge is used to generate pressure, and the resultant vortex ring can knock a man over. The charges can be set off at 10 per second, which is apparently totally debilitating, but not lethal.
What I propose is another version, where the diaphragm is rapidly oscillated, perhaps by a sub woofer speaker.
The rapidly created vortex rings would act like highly directional cooling fans, with long distance capability. I think these might be useful in gardens or large halls.

There might be many applications for portable, high power, devices: sweeping leaves; picking fruit; pest control etc. – halfbakery

3 thoughts on “Amazing video: a seemingly working motor powered only by magents

  1. ARJAY

    I hate being a skeptic, is it a mental illness? Could you please put this in a sealed plexiglass box? Also cut down the size of the center support. Maybe a steel rod going through the center that tappers down to a sharp point on both ends supported top and bottom by a V shaped cup (very little friction). It is just that I could reproduce a video like this in about an hour using a flat disk, a box of dominos and a hairdryer. Sorry I just need more.

    ARJAY

  2. Patrick

    As a non-science guy, I wish that someone would break down the whys of why this shouldn’t work, the maybes for what is actually going on in the video, and the probably’s of whether or not it’s all a bunch of hooey.

    I followed the link and did some reading. The builder, “Mylow” is claiming visits from the NSA, and MIB “Black Ops” type guys. One thing I always wonder, why not videotape these guys and post their faces online?

  3. xeno

    Doh. Why didn’t I think of air currents? Nice Arjay. That is a real possibility. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. I’ll suggest he show that there are no air currents with a box or otherwise.

    Is critical thinking a mental illness? Usually not, but it can be. It depends on the degree. Skepticism is usually healthy. Politically and inter personally, my observation is that most people do not generally like others who have overly critical personalities. Throw in the occasional “It seems to me…” or a “I could be wrong, but…” and people will relax a bit.

    I’m thinking of buying some magnets and playing around with this.

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