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This is still a thought in progress.....but here is the
Imagine a tube ten feet high and about 6 inches diameter,
this tube is wrapped with a coil. the tube is filled with
Inside the water is an inverted cup shaped magnet, about
5 inches in Diameter. The magnet is reasonably
aerodynamic. There is a bulb at the top of the tube, and a
bulb at the bottom of the tube, large enough to allow the
magnet to rotate.
Here is the principle.
The magnet starts on the base of the tube, with the open
space to the bottom. The bulb is heated, and the magnet
traps air and rises to the top. In passing the coils, electricity is generated.
At the top of the tube, there is a hook, which catches the
magnet and causes it to flip, releasing the air, and sinking
to the bottom. On its way down, it again generates electricity.
At the base, there is a second hook, causing the magnet to
flip back to its original position.
I have totally forgotten the principle of boiling water, and
suspect that I need some technique for introducing air at
the base of the tube....like I said, this is a work in
||It's an idea that needs a lot more work.
||If you were to use a rotary magnetic generator, your
problem of getting back to the starting point is
solved. Somehow that technology seems familiar...
||Not rotary, was trying to avoid the friction produced
by rotation, the idea was to see if useful electricity
could be generated by an up and down motion...as
soon as the I get more blood in my alcohol stream I
will be able to concentrate on it...
||Rotary motion offers a whole lot less friction than linear. A large diameter rotary armature can be supported on small diameter rolling bearings, so the bearing move much less than the magnets. A linear system has it's bearing surface moving exactly the same as the magnets.
||Find a large electric motor and turn the shaft by hand. Friction really isn't an issue.