5K40.49b - Space Circles - Space Balls
See also 5K40.49b in Perpetual Motion.
These demos are specially designed brushless DC electric motors. The moving parts have magnets in them and correspond to the rotor and flywheel of the motor. The base of the demo contains a battery, coil, steel core, and a transistor. The moving rotor induces an electric current in the coil. This current is amplified and fed into an electromagnet which applies a torque to the magnetic rotor.
- H. Richard Crane, "A Spinning Top, Lenz's Law and Electric Watches", TPT, Vol. 22, # 2, Feb. 1984, p. 113.
- C.L. Stong, "An Electrometer, a Temperature Control Apparatus, and a Simple Electric Motor", The Amateur Scientist, October, 1965.
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