Yes, I know this is supposed to be impossible, but after several other videos which could have had a hidden device under the table, Mylow now reveals his face and shows his whole assembly working on a glass table top. This is pretty cool. The only possible scam explanation left is a battery powered motor in the base of the thing. If that is not the case, then this is something REALLY new and amazing (outside of the secret government circles):
Another thing that was supposed to be theoretically impossible is the Levitron. I have one of those and it works. It is a balancing act between magnetic and gyroscopic stabilization forces.
Here is an interesting email from someone on the Mylow-news group who also claims to have something like this working. Can you imagine if this could generate enough power to run the lights in your home? Well, it seems to me that since the magnets are getting depleted that they become just another type of battery.
Some ideas for you Mylow -
We saw that we needed a minimum a rotation of about 300 to 350 rpm of the rotor disc to start developing a sufficient EMF (will explain EMF later). The cooling of the magnets and rotor disc is a good sign. We experienced the same down to 11C.
We used rare earth materials (neodymium) for the magnets and copper material for the rotor disc. It requires a free spinning bearing system with as little drag as possible. Also, a very sturdy and stable stator support. The optimum stator to rotor magnet gap is dependent on the rotor magnet spacing and magnet flux density (magnetic strength).
Have you tried to vary this distance to see what effect this has on the disc rotation speed? Remember that the rotor disc must be stable and secure as well as the stator magnet bracket. The stator bracket must not bow or bend as the rotor disc rotates below it. In other words, the stator to rotor magnet gap must be constant as the rotor spins.
Perhaps Sterling or another friend can help you in locating someone to design the magnetic / induction pickup coil system, when the time comes. This is necessary for producing the electric power as the strong magnets (bottom disc) pass thru pickup coils and induce an EMF (electric voltage).
One of our prototype designs had a polycarbonate (plexiglass) disc attached to the bottom of the copper rotor disc. This non-metallic disc was spaced about 6 inches below the copper disc and had magnets attached to the bottom surface. As this sandwiched disc rotated the bottom magnets thru pickup coils, a voltage (EMF) was induced into the coil. The resultant frequency and voltage amplitude was dependent on the number of magnets, pickup coils and their size (magnetic flux density for the magnets and number of windings on the induction coils) and their spacing.
The importance of strong rotor disc magnets and optimized rotor magnet / stator magnet spacing (gap) is emphasized because as the bottom magnets (field magnets) move thru the induction coils (field pickup coils) a “back EMF” is produced. This back EMF places an amount of drag on the rotating rotor disc. This is termed as a “magnetic brake” as it attempts to dampen the rotation of the rotor. It’s a balancing act of sorts in that the rotor disc needs to rotate at a constant speed while generating a constant and useble power that can be converted to 120volts, 60 hertz AC or 240 volts, 50 hertz AC. Theorectically, the system can be scaled to produce energy levels to power an electric car or an average sized home….. or larger!!
Update: I’ve left my YouTube comment asking Mylow to put some feathers or scraps of tissue paper around the table to show that there are no air currents. There are vortex fans which can blow a fairly powerful stream of air in a tube from across the room.
I think it would be loud enough to hear, but we still need to rule out air currents. If focused on one side of the device, air could cause it to spin. Here is a link to a Vortex Cannon.
Maybe you’ve seen those toys that send smoke rings across the room? They generate vortex rings by thumping the back of a diaphragm into a shaped chamber with a circular exit, and can blow out candles at surprising distances, because the vortex ring is highly stable.
There are military applications as well: A small charge is used to generate pressure, and the resultant vortex ring can knock a man over. The charges can be set off at 10 per second, which is apparently totally debilitating, but not lethal.
What I propose is another version, where the diaphragm is rapidly oscillated, perhaps by a sub woofer speaker.
The rapidly created vortex rings would act like highly directional cooling fans, with long distance capability. I think these might be useful in gardens or large halls.
There might be many applications for portable, high power, devices: sweeping leaves; picking fruit; pest control etc. – halfbakery