2 years ago
This is how the 'Motor Generator' from my last video works. A small super capacitor (that looks like a regular electrolytic capacitor) is charged up from an external power source and the device simply runs on that stored energy. In this video I added leds to show that the motor generator can power a load. The motor / generator itself is actually a mechanical dc to dc voltage booster. The lower voltage motor is driving a higher voltage motor that acts like a generator. Even though the voltage is increased it takes a lot of power to do this. The whole system is not very efficient but it makes an interesting display-----that appears to run on it's own. It is an illusion of a 'self running' device.