Static electricity/Static motors

Problem edit

Most motors used today use magnetic fields to create the motion. But it is possible to create motors that run off static fields. Why is a stationary electric field not used as much as a stationary magnetic field?

Conceive edit

Design edit

The designs appear to be easy to create from the videos.

First attempt worked

But the spinning bottle bounced back and forth. Next attempt used metal and bearings to stabilize, but failed.

Implement edit

Try to build each of the designs in the videos.

Operate edit

The goal is to operate with a minature whimshusrt machine built from a soda bottle as in one of the videos. This way an external whimshurt machine is not needed.

Demo edit


Next Steps edit

  • Get the existing static motors working again
  • Build new soda bottle motor with soda bottle generator
  • Build can version
  • Build cyclotron