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Solar Mendocino Motor Magnetic Levitating Model

Solar Mendocino Motor Magnetic Levitating Model

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Harness the power of the sun with this captivating levitating solar motor! This unique desk item combines science and art, showcasing the mesmerizing dance of renewable energy. With just a touch to get it started, the motor spins effortlessly as long as the sun shines.

Here's what makes this solar marvel special:

    • Levitation: Witness the magic of magnetic levitation as the motor floats freely above its base.
    • Solar Power: No batteries or wires needed! The integrated solar panels capture sunlight and convert it into energy, powering the motor all day long.
    • Self-Starting: A gentle nudge is all it takes to set the motor in motion.
    • Commutator: The innovative design utilizes the solar panels as the motor's commutator, switching the coils on and off to create continuous rotation.

A Legacy of Innovation:

This captivating creation draws inspiration from the first solar commutated motor, documented by Bell Laboratories in the 1960s. In the mid-1990s, the design was further refined by Larry Spring, who incorporated magnetic levitation and resided in Mendocino County, California. This tribute to his work resulted in the name "Mendocino solar motor."

Unleash the Power of Curiosity:

This mesmerizing motor is a captivating conversation starter and a unique addition to any desk or shelf. It's also a wonderful educational tool, providing a glimpse into the world of renewable energy and magnetism.

Explore the Origins:

For a closer look at the original design, visit the Museum of Solar Energy website.

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