Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yet Another Update......

I've been remaking some of my past projects lately:Newtons 3rd law of psychics magbot and the fun with VU-meters one.Newtons has been very simple:redrilling some holes and fixing the wooden frame so it is straighter.The VU-meters one is more of a remake:the metal housing will now be made of wood,there will be back lighting and the wooden housing will be clad with white Dibond sheets.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Failure is always an option.....

Especially if you try out things that haven't been tested before(at least not that I know of).In this case it's my  two magbots I'd built,there's not much movement in either of them.Also the Zendulum with the wooden ball which had magnets in it didn't work.So I guess ordering some magnetic spheres is the next step.
New projects coming up to replace these are:a very small magbot pendulum,a magbot pendulum with an obstruction(don't really know how to explain this properly),a magbot pendulum with a piece of copper tubing as the pendulum and a magbot spinner..........

Monday, February 07, 2011

Not a lot of sun but plenty of wind

So,I haven't been able to test the new Magbots yet.We had a lot of wind during the weekend though,I had to repair my whirligig,but after I done that it held up very well in the strong wind.
These are the two new Magbots I have built so far,that is without the electronic circuit.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Magbot's

Even though I'm still working on the zendulum project,i've already started a new one.It seems I'm in the magbot building phase right now.This one will be a wheel with magnets around the rim.I just have to see if this will work and if it does then the next wheel will be larger,possibly a bicycle wheel......
And this will be my inspiration: