Sunday, May 23, 2010

Magbot pendulum research......

I'm keeping myself busy with testing out some ideas I have for magbot pendulums.Questions that need to be asked are,for example,these:
-will covering the coil with a particular kind of material stop it working?
-will a larger size coil and magnet make for a larger swinging pendulum?
-will a double pendulum work efficiently?
In the meantime I made parts for pendulums to be build in the future........

Friday, May 14, 2010

Steam festival 2010,Almere,The Netherlands

Yesterday the annual steam festival started again in Almere(that is in The Netherlands.....)Since I missed it last year,I was not going to miss it this year.Even though you tend to see the same engines and trucks each year,there are also new ones to admire too.
For example this year there is a Stanley steam car present and another steam powered car rebuilt with Stanley parts.

The pictures I took can be seen here:

Stoom festival Almere 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Copper and brass magbot pendulum

This pendulum is in the making at this moment.The wooden base came from an old amplifier,on it will be a stand made from copper pipe and brass fittings.The electronic circuit will be housed in a small aluminium box which sits next to the stand.
I'm planning to make this with three different pendulums:a string,a chain and a solid rod.
Edit,May 14th,it's ready!: