Electromagnetic Motor

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  1. Electromagnetic Motor


    Many many years ago in a Boys Own Annual 19xx vintage there was info on
    Building a Electromagnetic motor, the Motor ran on just a Antenna..

    Use a large 1 meter mica disk from memory as the rotor, but why I think
    its a meter I just don't know as meters was not used in those days,
    unless the article came from the EU..


    Any one have a clue..?
    William Brown, Aug 17, 2010
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  2. On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:25:15 -0700, John Larkin
    <> wrote:

    >On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:17:51 +1200, William Brown <>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>Electromagnetic Motor
    >>
    >>
    >>Many many years ago in a Boys Own Annual 19xx vintage there was info on
    >>Building a Electromagnetic motor, the Motor ran on just a Antenna..

    >
    >
    >Electrostatic maybe? Try googling electrostatic motor
    >
    >John
    >



    From memory it had Brushes, Plus a electrostatic motor would need a lot
    of votage to get it to run..
    William Brown, Aug 17, 2010
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  3. William Brown

    Sjouke Burry Guest

    bud-- wrote:
    > On Aug 17, 7:26 am, Jan Panteltje <> wrote:
    >> On a sunny day (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:17:51 +1200) it happened William Brown
    >> <> wrote in <>:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> ElectromagneticMotor
    >>> Many many years ago in a Boys Own Annual 19xx vintage there was info on
    >>> Building aElectromagneticmotor, theMotor ran on just a Antenna..
    >>> Use a large 1 meter mica disk from memory as the rotor, but why I think
    >>> its a meter I just don't know as meters was not used in those days,
    >>> unless the article came from the EU..
    >>> Any one have a clue..?

    >> Intersting, a quick google for
    >> motormica disk
    >> finds many many links, this one for a start:
    >> http://www.only1egg-productions.org/AltSci/ElectrostaticMotors/capaci...

    >
    > One of the links at the top is:
    > Amazing Motor That Draws Power From The Air
    > Popular Science Magazine, April 1971 (PDF file)
    > (it didn't want to load in to my old version of adobe reader)

    Try the foxit reader(free), no problem and about 5 times faster.
    Sjouke Burry, Aug 17, 2010
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  4. In article <>,
    William Brown <> wrote:

    > Electromagnetic Motor
    >
    >
    > Many many years ago in a Boys Own Annual 19xx vintage there was info on
    > Building a Electromagnetic motor, the Motor ran on just a Antenna..
    >
    > Use a large 1 meter mica disk from memory as the rotor, but why I think
    > its a meter I just don't know as meters was not used in those days,
    > unless the article came from the EU..
    >
    >
    > Any one have a clue..?


    Electrostatic motors can be powered by wind friction charges. Some old
    diagrams show power coming from an antenna symbol but the only photo I
    could find shows a ballon generating the power.
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    I won't see Google Groups replies because I must filter them as spam
    Kevin McMurtrie, Aug 18, 2010
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  5. William Brown

    amdx Guest

    "William Brown" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > Electromagnetic Motor
    >
    >
    > Many many years ago in a Boys Own Annual 19xx vintage there was info on
    > Building a Electromagnetic motor, the Motor ran on just a Antenna..
    >
    > Use a large 1 meter mica disk from memory as the rotor, but why I think
    > its a meter I just don't know as meters was not used in those days,
    > unless the article came from the EU..
    >
    >
    > Any one have a clue..?
    >

    Years ago I built this pop bottle electrostatic motor,
    http://amasci.com/emotor/emotor.html
    I ran it from a 10,000 volt power supply, it worked good.
    MikeK
    amdx, Aug 18, 2010
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  6. William Brown

    amdx Guest

    "George Herold" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    On Aug 18, 11:15 am, "amdx" <> wrote:
    > "William Brown" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > > Electromagnetic Motor

    >
    > > Many many years ago in a Boys Own Annual 19xx vintage there was info on
    > > Building a Electromagnetic motor, the Motor ran on just a Antenna..

    >
    > > Use a large 1 meter mica disk from memory as the rotor, but why I think
    > > its a meter I just don't know as meters was not used in those days,
    > > unless the article came from the EU..

    >
    > > Any one have a clue..?

    >
    > Years ago I built this pop bottle electrostatic
    > motor,http://amasci.com/emotor/emotor.html
    > I ran it from a 10,000 volt power supply, it worked good.
    > MikeK


    Say Mike are you an EE or a Physicist? (It OK to be a bit of both.)

    I'm a fish monger, well really a shrimp monger. hmm... can a shrimp seller
    be a monger?
    My wife and I run a small retail shrimp store on a marina.
    Been doing electronic tech type work most of my life, but now it is a
    hobby.
    Science was always high on my interest list, my last job was working for a
    physicist,
    we had a lot of fun on worthless projects, but I did learn a lot!
    Any reason you ask?
    MikeK



    George H.
    amdx, Aug 18, 2010
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  7. William Brown

    Joerg Guest

    John Larkin wrote:
    > On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 23:45:54 +1200, William Brown <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:25:15 -0700, John Larkin
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:17:51 +1200, William Brown <>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Electromagnetic Motor
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Many many years ago in a Boys Own Annual 19xx vintage there was info on
    >>>> Building a Electromagnetic motor, the Motor ran on just a Antenna..
    >>>
    >>> Electrostatic maybe? Try googling electrostatic motor
    >>>
    >>> John
    >>>

    >>
    >>From memory it had Brushes, Plus a electrostatic motor would need a lot
    >> of votage to get it to run..

    >
    > What you can get from an antenna is lots of DC voltage. ...



    Doesn't that cause global warming? SCNR :)


    > ... What you can't get is enough current to run a conventional motor.
    >
    > http://www.only1egg-productions.org/AltSci/ElectrostaticMotors/electrostatic_motors.htm
    >
    > Hey, look at the pic on page 1:
    >
    > http://www.only1egg-productions.org...That_Draws_Power_From_The_Air_PS_Apr_1971.PDF
    >
    > He has *two* Keithley electrometers. They look like mine...
    >
    > ftp://jjlarkin.lmi.net/Keithley_1gig.JPG
    >


    But you probably don't have the salt-and-pepper sports jacket with
    1960's style tie.

    --
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    "gmail" domain blocked because of excessive spam.
    Use another domain or send PM.
    Joerg, Aug 18, 2010
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  8. William Brown

    Guest

    On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 21:19:57 +0200, Sjouke Burry
    <> wrote:

    >bud-- wrote:
    >> On Aug 17, 7:26 am, Jan Panteltje <> wrote:
    >>> On a sunny day (Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:17:51 +1200) it happened William Brown
    >>> <> wrote in <>:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> ElectromagneticMotor
    >>>> Many many years ago in a Boys Own Annual 19xx vintage there was info on
    >>>> Building aElectromagneticmotor, theMotor ran on just a Antenna..
    >>>> Use a large 1 meter mica disk from memory as the rotor, but why I think
    >>>> its a meter I just don't know as meters was not used in those days,
    >>>> unless the article came from the EU..
    >>>> Any one have a clue..?
    >>> Intersting, a quick google for
    >>> motormica disk
    >>> finds many many links, this one for a start:
    >>> http://www.only1egg-productions.org/AltSci/ElectrostaticMotors/capaci...

    >>
    >> One of the links at the top is:
    >> Amazing Motor That Draws Power From The Air
    >> Popular Science Magazine, April 1971 (PDF file)
    >> (it didn't want to load in to my old version of adobe reader)

    >Try the foxit reader(free), no problem and about 5 times faster.


    Ick. Adware. I was begrudgingly using it until recently, but someone
    suggested PDF-XCHange. I like it a *lot* better.
    , Aug 19, 2010
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  9. William Brown

    amdx Guest

    "George Herold" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    On Aug 18, 1:52 pm, "amdx" <> wrote:
    > "George Herold" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    > On Aug 18, 11:15 am, "amdx" <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > "William Brown" <> wrote in message

    >
    > >news:...

    >
    > > > Electromagnetic Motor

    >
    > > > Many many years ago in a Boys Own Annual 19xx vintage there was info
    > > > on
    > > > Building a Electromagnetic motor, the Motor ran on just a Antenna..

    >
    > > > Use a large 1 meter mica disk from memory as the rotor, but why I
    > > > think
    > > > its a meter I just don't know as meters was not used in those days,
    > > > unless the article came from the EU..

    >
    > > > Any one have a clue..?

    >
    >> > Years ago I built this pop bottle electrostatic

    > > motor,http://amasci.com/emotor/emotor.html
    >> > I ran it from a 10,000 volt power supply, it worked good.
    >> > MikeK

    >
    >> Say Mike are you an EE or a Physicist? (It OK to be a bit of both.)

    >
    >> I'm a fish monger, well really a shrimp monger. hmm... can a shrimp
    >> seller
    >> be a monger?


    >Mmmm, fresh shrimp. (Living near Buffao, NY the best I do is fresh
    >water fish, trout, walleye, perch...)


    Ya, we're still getting them everyday even with the BP problem.
    I'm in Panama City Fl. we did see any oil here, one day they did say
    they got about 10lbs of tar balls off the beach,

    >> My wife and I run a small retail shrimp store on a marina.
    >> Been doing electronic tech type work most of my life, but now it is a
    >> hobby.
    >> Science was always high on my interest list, my last job was working for
    >> a
    >> physicist,
    >> we had a lot of fun on worthless projects, but I did learn a lot!


    >Ahh is that where you made an electrostatic generator out of plastic

    coke bottles?

    Actually no, that was a home project just to delight me and my
    physicist buddy. I gave it to a local museum and when I checked
    back they had done a clean out and tossed it.
    Kinda ticked me off, I did a nice job on it.
    A while back I repaired my son's science teachers Van de graaff
    generator, I got to play with it a while before I returned it :)

    >> Any reason you ask?


    >No you just seemed to have a physicist's mentality... Whatever that
    >means...


    >I mis-spent my youth as a physics lab rat. Long nights in the lab
    >taking data that only a handful of people would care about.


    I mis-spent my youth also. I say that because early on in school I tested
    in the top 2% in science. I didn't have any kind of mentor to guide me
    along until I was in my late 40's and then I didn't have any math to
    make it really useful.
    Spent most of my years as a tech in assembly and repair on video
    equipment, geophysical test equipment, automobile test equipment,
    worked in an electric motor repair shop till I got layed of during
    the Carter recession. I worked with the physicist building high power,
    high frequency ultrasonic equipment, for use in mostly aqueous solutions.
    Right now I have work on me and my son's electric gocart, and I'm about
    60% finished with two solar collectors simular to this;
    http://www.builditsolar.com/Experimental/CopperAlumCollector/CopperAlumCol.htm
    Got a 4 ft tesla coil that I never finished, damn!
    But enough about me....
    MikeK
    amdx, Aug 19, 2010
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  10. William Brown

    Guest

    On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 06:55:57 -0700 (PDT), George Herold
    <> wrote:

    >On Aug 18, 1:52 pm, "amdx" <> wrote:
    >> "George Herold" <> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:...
    >> On Aug 18, 11:15 am, "amdx" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > "William Brown" <> wrote in message

    >>
    >> >news:...

    >>
    >> > > Electromagnetic Motor

    >>
    >> > > Many many years ago in a Boys Own Annual 19xx vintage there was info on
    >> > > Building a Electromagnetic motor, the Motor ran on just a Antenna..

    >>
    >> > > Use a large 1 meter mica disk from memory as the rotor, but why I think
    >> > > its a meter I just don't know as meters was not used in those days,
    >> > > unless the article came from the EU..

    >>
    >> > > Any one have a clue..?

    >>
    >> > Years ago I built this pop bottle electrostatic
    >> > motor,http://amasci.com/emotor/emotor.html
    >> > I ran it from a 10,000 volt power supply, it worked good.
    >> > MikeK

    >>
    >> Say Mike are you an EE or a Physicist?  (It OK to be a bit of both.)
    >>
    >> I'm a fish monger, well really a shrimp monger. hmm... can a shrimp seller
    >> be a monger?

    >
    >Mmmm, fresh shrimp. (Living near Buffao, NY the best I do is fresh
    >water fish, trout, walleye, perch...)


    "Fresh water" and "near Buffalo, NY" have no business being in the same
    sentence. ;-)

    <...>
    , Aug 20, 2010
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  11. William Brown

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    On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 13:11:58 -0700 (PDT), George Herold <>
    wrote:

    >On Aug 19, 8:13 pm, ""
    ><> wrote:
    >> On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 06:55:57 -0700 (PDT), George Herold
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> <> wrote:
    >> >On Aug 18, 1:52 pm, "amdx" <> wrote:
    >> >> "George Herold" <> wrote in message

    >>
    >> >>news:...
    >> >> On Aug 18, 11:15 am, "amdx" <> wrote:

    >>
    >> >> > "William Brown" <> wrote in message

    >>
    >> >> >news:...

    >>
    >> >> > > Electromagnetic Motor

    >>
    >> >> > > Many many years ago in a Boys Own Annual 19xx vintage there was info on
    >> >> > > Building a Electromagnetic motor, the Motor ran on just a Antenna..

    >>
    >> >> > > Use a large 1 meter mica disk from memory as the rotor, but why I think
    >> >> > > its a meter I just don't know as meters was not used in those days,
    >> >> > > unless the article came from the EU..

    >>
    >> >> > > Any one have a clue..?

    >>
    >> >> > Years ago I built this pop bottle electrostatic
    >> >> > motor,http://amasci.com/emotor/emotor.html
    >> >> > I ran it from a 10,000 volt power supply, it worked good.
    >> >> > MikeK

    >>
    >> >> Say Mike are you an EE or a Physicist?  (It OK to be a bit of both.)

    >>
    >> >> I'm a fish monger, well really a shrimp monger. hmm... can a shrimp seller
    >> >> be a monger?

    >>
    >> >Mmmm, fresh shrimp. (Living near Buffao, NY the best I do is fresh
    >> >water fish, trout, walleye, perch...)

    >>
    >> "Fresh water" and "near Buffalo, NY" have no business being in the same
    >> sentence. ;-)
    >>
    >> <...>- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    >Hee Hee, OK the trout come from the stream behind my house. Google
    >Java Center NY to see the area. Lots of cows, not many people.


    Ok, hadn't heard of "Java Center". Other than the NYS Thruway, we haven't
    traveled too much around that part of NY (why?). I lived in Hyde Park for a
    couple of decades and in Vermont for fifteen years after that, so I'm much
    more familiar with Eastern NY.

    >I go
    >fishing with 'the boys' at Onieda lake north of Syracuse in late
    >Septemeber. This boat fishing is mostly an excuse for drinking beer
    >at 8:00 in the morning.


    The Finger Lakes aren't "near Buffalo". ;-)

    >(Though some are more serious than I am.)
    >I've fished in lake Erie, but I don't eat them.


    Exactly. Lake Erie isn't "fresh water". ;-)
    , Aug 21, 2010
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