[hameltech] M3CD2 Construction Progress for 04-01-00
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Today we went to the dump. While there I found 2 microwaves, and
took them apart. I came home with 2 AC motors, a high voltage
transformer, a big capacitor, and most importantly 4 very nice large
donut magnets. Two of these will be used for the top repelling magnets.
They are ~2.25" in diameter, but I haven't measured them yet. I
completed the middle and top cone ring this afternoon, and got the cones
balancing. The middle cone only has a 1/2" air gap, and there is a lot
of lift on it. It will violently jump out of it's socket. These are very
strong fields and this jumping out has broke several magnets off their
rings once. The top cone helps to hold it down, but with out rejection
magnets it can't. In the photos the middle cone is taped down so
everything will stay put. Once I get the rejection magnets in place it
will hold everything down. This is the next task to complete, along with
the wiring and some minor adjustments. Then comes the shell. One thing
is for sure, all this lift will make for super responsive cones. The
oscillator is loose enough that it moves very well, as do the cones.
This machine is turning out awesome! I am very pleased, and getting very
The photos can be seen at my site @