RE: [hameltech] Discussion
- --- Mike Thierfelder <mikethierfelder@...>
> Also, I've read several posts and on theHi Mike... a gauss (spelled?) meter is a very
> internet about the magnet
> strength tester that Hamel has created or
> bought. Does anyone know
> where one can find one, or how to build one?
> It seems like a good piece
> of equipment, and important too for making the
> generator balanced
simple devise... the ones I have used were old
and I had to "rebuild" them... I devised my
own... simple mechanical gauss meter...
all I needed was to match magnets and check
this is all we need for Hameltech too...
just take a small magnet, a length of music
wire... and two scraps of wood/plastic...
The music wire is the spring and the magnet is
your variable weight...
here is how I built mine... I used a piece of
heavy card stock and a small piece of spruce...
had these on hand... the card is about two inches
by five inches... not critical... and the spruce
block is 1/4 x1/4 x 1/2 inch... just a scrap...
I drilled and glued the spruce to one end of the
card and put a piece of music wire (.001) into
the predrilled hole in the spruce block... then I
put the magnet on the wire using a small piece of
thread and a dab of glue... the wire comes oil
coated to the glue does not stick well to it
allowing me to slide the magnet up and down the
wire... the wire is the full length of the card
(5 inches)... I dew a series of lines to give a
scale on the card and by placing the magnet over
the magnet I wish to check it flexes/bends the
wire either up or down...
this tells me two things... relative strength and
and was virtually free to build...
let me know if this helps...
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