My Serenity Motor


Ok, this is not an original motor design – it has many names, Robert Adams Motor, Bedini Motor, a version of a Mendocino Motor, levitating electromagnetic pulse motor, and there are probably more. But I like my name for my particular version. So.

The electrical magnetic kicker circuit design came from here:…endulum/article.htm

and is easy to build with a small parts count and can be used for other projects. I use mine to swing a pendulum – sometimes for weeks on a set of batteries – just for entertainment.

I tried using an Arduino for a kicker circuit but it can either kick but not sense or sense but not kick without going through some gyrations and then you have to have two power sources – one for the coil and one for the Arduino. No thanks. The dedicated circuit works great.


Here is the schematic of the kicker circuit:






About jimd

Christian, ESL teacher, retired computer programmer, former US Army soldier, former Peace Corps Volunteer. Like to paint, build and fly rc airplanes, play guitar, ride unicycle, juggle, and hang out with my university students. Am currently residing in a foreign country but I do love America.
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