Plasma Motor!


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Introduction: Plasma Motor!

LOL it may sound weird but i did make a plasma motor using a think geek plasma mug, and a neodymium magnet. And the best part is that you DON'T HAVE TO DESTROY ANY OF YOUR GOODIES!

heres a video of it in action.


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Step 1: Parts or Uh Stuff You Need

Well you'll need these things which can (for the most part) be obtained by think geek:

Plasma mug: uhh i think its discontinued

Curiously Strong Magnets: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/770f/
get the larger sized magnets ( i used my own magnet it was stronger)

An altiods tin : can't get it from Think Geek

Step 2: Assembly

Put a magnet cube on the bottom of the altoids tin
Put the tin on top of the mug
put the mug on the coster
turn it on

Step 3: WHATS WRONG WITH IT?

Nothing, if it looks like an orange blur you did it, this is because its spinning so fast it becomes a POV effect and we can no longer see the towers of plasma.



Sorry i can't scan a picture while its running and i have no camera.

Step 4: Fun Time!

Now that it works lets do some fun expirments.

1) put your finger on the side of the glass, it will stop spinning. moving your finger up and down will allow you to adjust it and start it up again at a slower rate.

2) Put your finger on the altoids tin, it stops spinning right?

3) Slow it down, to do this lift the tin upward slowing notice how it slows down and ultimately stops.


Step 5: Safety

DO NOT TAKE APART THE COASTER! ITS HIGH VOLTAGE HIGH CURRENT! ENOUGH TO KILL!

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    17 Discussions

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    itsthatsguy
    itsthatsguy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Relatively low, i know a lot of about electricity but, better safe than,well dead.

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    itsthatsguy
    itsthatsguy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    nope on order to do this u need 2 lines of plasma, plasma globeshave many and are irratic and non ersitant, although your welcome to try

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    maxmc1027
    maxmc1027

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    actually thats not entirely true. If and7barton was able to put the ND magnet in the center, where the plasma was being eminated the plasma would then spin. This happens because the plasma's electric currents get caught in the magnet's electrical field's eddy currents. (eddy currents are perpendicular to magnetic field lines) this induces a high velocity rotation depending on strength of the magnet and plasma distance from the magnet.

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    itsthatsguy
    itsthatsguy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Hmm, in theory it might work, but the magnet would conduct electricity with the plasma, lower quality and producing an electromagnetic field, rendering the effect useless =)

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    mettaurlover
    mettaurlover

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    he said that it gets fast enough that you don't see it spinning.

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    fungus amungus

    Without any pictures or video we just have your word that something happens. Can you post some pictures of your own?

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    Spectrace
    Spectrace

    10 years ago on Introduction

    you fail to mention what this coaster is in the list of tools/items needed. what is this coaster and what does it do, in the meanwhile, good ible

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    crapflinger
    crapflinger

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    the coaster is part of the cup...it's the power source for the plasma mug

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    itsthatsguy
    itsthatsguy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Hey i should've mentioned this, but the mug is a set with the coaster, if you buy the mug it comes with a coaster. You put the mug ( which is filled with, argon and neon) on the coaster it puts high voltage through the cup and makes the gas ionize and create the plasma inside.

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    cyrozap
    cyrozap

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Tip: don't type "uhh" or "uh." It seems very unprofessional. Also, I know you don't have a camera, but a video would be cool.

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    itsthatsguy
    itsthatsguy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    yea, i'm getting a new camera soon i will make a video.

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    discontinuuity

    That's a pretty cool gadget; too bad it's discontinued. What do you think would happen if you microwaved it? Would it light up, or explode?

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    itsthatsguy
    itsthatsguy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    it would light then the gas would expand and it'd explode