Introduction: 3D Printed Magnetic Motor/Generator
This is an idea I had for a 3d printed motor/generator. Basically, it works by using magnets to rotate an arm within a circular enclosure. As you can see from the photos, this is a two part project. Rare-earth magnets will be glued/placed in some other way on the ends of the arms and on the insides of the angular cut outs in the circular enclosure. The arm piece should be placed on the pin in the enclosure and it SHOULD spin. Unfortunately, I have no idea whether this design will work or not and it certainly needs a lot of work. If anybody decides to print this PLEASE get back to me with results and changes you would suggest. Any comments are welcome. Unfortunately I cannot write a lot about this project as it is only an idea and I have no way of testing it. For some reason, it will not allow me to upload the 123d files so if anyone knows how to fix that please tell me. I have also entered this in the 123d contest do if you like the idea, please give me a vote.
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