Magnetically Propelled Bicycle
Here is a link to my upublished instructable:Magnetically Propelled Bicycle
I came up with this two weeks ago while I was day dreaming about levitation and magnets.
The idea is that one stationary magnet set up on the middle of a bicycle negative facing front, can push two magnets bolted together, each facing negative, with an axle running through them and wheels on opposite sides. So when the stationary magnet'ss power is increased, the two magnets in front will be pushed, thus rotating the axle where the wheels are attached, adn obviously the wheels are turned.
I say "when the power is increased" because hopefully an electro magnet can be used. I am not sure, but I think an electromagnet can be hooked up to a car battery, and then with some control device, more electricity can be sent to the magnet, possibly increasing the power ( I don't know much about this stuff so help me out here.
Look at the schematics for all of the anatomy.
I have not figured the turning system out completely, in the intro picture you may see that the turning wheel is connected to the rear by a bar ( In the way I believe it may work there will be two bars side by side, I can't really explain it yet). That is how I plan the turning to the controlled.
If you have any ideas for this project, add a comment. I have not made this yet and am still creating it.
Please, do not steal my idea, I am only 14 and just started inventing. I have no idea how the patenting system works and I do not have the money for it.
I would also like to know more about electromagnets, how they work and where to buy them. I saw one site where the best electromagnet can "pull" like 1300 pounds, so this thing should go pretty fast if it is built properly. I reallly want to know if it is possible for electromagnets to push, that is the whole Idea for this. But if they can't, I've already drawn a simple schematic for pulling the wheels which is on the next page.
I also want to add that the stationary magnet cannot be level with the rotating magnets, it will have to be a little above, and if you add a mechanism where the stationary magnet can move up and down, you can control the bike forwards and backwards.
Hopefully, no one has a patent on this ( I've searched and haven't found one). And hopefully this will replace fossil fuel vehicles, although I doubt the government will allow that.
THE WHEELS/ROTATING MAGNET IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE BICYCLE. IT IS ONLY CONNECTED BY AN AXLE RUNNING THROUGH IT. JUST LIKE A BICYCLE OR A CAR.
Here is a link to what I was sorta thinking:
Just turn it horizontally and add wheels to the ends. The gyro- thingy is like the rotating magnet and the base is like the stationary magnet.