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Author: FruitMonger

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Filesize: 34.48 kB

Date added: 2011-04-24

Rating: 5

Downloads: 664

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Made with: Algodoo before v1.8.5

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A very strange motor that I found completely on accident while trying to make a transmission. When you get the motor spinning at about 10 rad/s, it speeds up on its own and goes to around 25 rad/s. The glitch that I suspect the motor runs on does not run the motor at 1000 Hz. I have not tested this motor for strength or reliability, but I doubt it's very strong or reliable.

If anybody knows why this motor works how it does, please tell me. I'm very curious as to how it works.
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Hey, that things awesome!

It can go 14m/s up a 25 degree slope. With some tweaking I'm sure it could do even more.

No idea how it works, but I think it's from the hinges glitching.

I think I may steal this :*) nice discovery!
The principle of this motor is basically the same as any zero-length spring engine—springs mounted off-center on a circle, pulling on bodies hinged to that circle, almost always produce torque somehow. I'm not sure whether this one is any better than the most basic type—it's certainly a novel mechanism but, because it has more parts, may be more prone to exploding.
Okay, thanks for the information guys. I'm glad it's powerful enough to go up a 25 degree slope, and I'm kinda disappointed that it's not anything new, but thanks for the help.
Check this out.