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## Magnetically Propelled Bicycle

I was told that I should make a forum topic out of this. So here it is:

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:

Here

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.

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lemonie10 years ago
10 years ago
I'd have to agree with him on this one. My 2-stroke was going to be placed on a 3 wheeled device, but 2 wheels makes it easier to fall, why not?
Alphaviking (author)  Punkguyta10 years ago
Eeek, I should have been more careful explaining and drawing, I understand your comment now. There are three wheels, two in front, one in back. I made that design to make it look interesting, I haven't fully developed the turning system yet.
Alphaviking (author) 10 years ago
You know. If I replaced the front "magnet" with metal it would totally work! Right?
Alphaviking (author) 10 years ago
You don't need pedals. There are foot rests though.
Alphaviking (author) 10 years ago
There are more ways to get electricity than fossil fuels. Anyway. This is just meant to be a cheap way to get yourself from point a to point b without pollution.
10 years ago
To state the obvious: how about pedals?
10 years ago
Yes. You can get electricity from other sources. Most electricity is generated by turning coils past magnets, called a generator. It takes some kind of energy to turn the generator though. You could use wind, water, fossil fuel engines, nuclear power or even human power. A magnet alone won't do it though. Some form of energy has to be supplied that is converted to electricity.
LasVegas10 years ago
A magnet attached to a bicycle cannot push or pull the bicycle and better than you can push a car from inside it. You appear to be trying to create perpetual motion here... Unfortunately, it's just not possible. It is a fascinating topic to research though. I think I came up with a couple of ideas like this when I was a teen. It makes for very interesting thinking and, who knows, you may come up with another good idea in the process.
10 years ago
"I say "when the power is increased" because hopefully an electro magnet can be used" Increacing and decreasing an electromagnet uses energy. However this is pretty much just a simple motor. Where would he get the electricity to charge the batttery(probably fossil fuels).
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