Got a 1/2 HP motor
I just got a Got a 1/2 HP motor for free from my school (there were 2 old vacuum pumps that were covered in dirt and have been in a shed for like a year. One of my friend got one and is turning it into a lathe. They are really nice and quiet GE motors. Their bearing just needed some lube and then they are all fixed!).
All it needs is a capacitor (can get from ebay for like 15 bucks including shipping)
What should I make with it?
So far I'm thinking rotary spark gap for my tesla coil (take THAT plamana!)
but i'd like to utilize the power more (don't really need 1/2 HP for a spark gap!). Any other ideas?
BTW I'm not making a gokart. lol. But it would be cool.... BUT NO