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Operates by alternating magnets attracting parts of wheel.
This would be a wheel with magnets
embedded in its rim. One is pointing
North, the other South, and so on. On the
ground, there are magnets embedded to
attract the magnets on the wheel. These
are electromagnets, and increase and
decrease their force when needed, so that
the wheel does not
just stay put, a magnet
on one side attempting to pull the wheel
over, and a magnet on the other side with
the same force.
By the way, if you have trouble
understanding what on earth I mean,
imagine the magnetic trains in Japan.
Image of Magnetic Wheel
A visual description of the above half-baked invention. [Aet Lindling, Mar 26 2007]
||But then the wheel would stay put.
||Naw, you just activate the electromagnet that is just in front of the bottom of the wheel. That pulls the front of the wheel down and the axle forwards. Now you turn that magnet off and turn on the next one ahead of the wheel. Repeat.
||Strange, I was under the impression that opposites attract. Not so, in Aet Lindling World, or at least his/her drawing. Still, the diagram irrefutably demonstrates that + attracts + and - attracts -. The scientists will be scratching their heads over this one. We'd better change the Wikipedia entry, too.
||*sigh* You're definitely right. How on
did that happen? I remember telling
myself, opposites attract, make sure to
that. Ah well, Aet Lindling World is
so it makes sense. :-) I like sarcasm,
even directed at me, anyway.
||"Naw, you just activate the
that is just..."
Of course! I wasn't thinking of it right.
||The image is updated now.
||So basically this is exactly the same thing as a standard DC electric motor, but with more magnets than are necessary, only one possible direction of movement, and mandatory usage in transportation?
||Sorry had an idea that might help you but with the ammount of electricity needed we might as well just use our fossil fuel engines