I participate in People to People International, and the last Global Youth forum was on the environment. While there, I developed a concept for a magnetic powered car engine, that runs on no fuel.
This idea, was crap. The engine itself would basically be a rolling E.M.P., and would disable all electrical devices near it…
However, I needed a way to power such a thing. That is how I came up with my design for a static electricity generator. The picture below is a very rough visual of the design.
The device uses principles similar to a VanDegraph generator. It is composed of two parts, one based on a vandegraph, the other based on a tesla coil.
The first part(pictured below) is comprised of 2 tubes, one inside of the other. The innermost tube(A) is negetivly charged, and the outter tube(B) holds a positive charge. This part works much like a Vandegraph generator, by rotating the tubes, however, in my design instead of a band wrapped around two rollers, I use the tubes, which turn around eachother in opposite directions. Tube A’s negetive charge begins to repel any negetively charged particles on tube B. Because tube A rotates faster, tube b cannot repel the negetive charge off of tube a. Because tube b now has no negetively charged particles, tube a begins to attract the positivly charged particles from the space around it.
At this point, the air around the generator is stripped of its positive charge. Tube a begins to pull the positive charge from the air, but because tube b is already positively charged, the new particles are suspended floating on the surface of tube b.
Touching tube b is a brush apparatus©. The bristles on brush c hold a negetive charge, and the tips are coated in a positvely charged material. The positively charged tips draw the negetive charge to the end of the brush, which then picks up the suspended positive charge coating tube b. This creates a positive current of electricity(in theory), which is then sent through wires to the second stage of the generator. Also, a reverse of brush c(brush d) is located opposite brush c. This brush pulls the remaining negetive charge from the air, and sends it to the second stage as well.
you may want to read how a tesla coil works http://www.stargazing.net/Astroman/Theory.html
Here’s where it gets iffy. The second stage is somewhat based on a tesla coil. In theory, the first stage produces around 500 volts, which will need to be alternated to create the proper current. Using a neon sign transformer, the current builds up across the circuit, and then, like a tesla coil, creates a spark across the gap in the wires causing it to discharge back and forth until the charges are in resonance.
The difference with my design though, is that I use three large coils of wire wrapped around eachother in a manner similar to the tubes in stage one of my generator. In theory(and I’m not entirely sure about this) the chrage should bounce around between the three coils, until it spikes and discharges into the waiting pack of wires located at the end of the circuit.
So? What do you think? Could it work? Keep in mind that this is only a simple theory, and I have tested none of this. I do plan on building this generator, but only when I have time and resources to do it. The way I see it, there are three things that could happen…
1: the generator is a huge success and my theory is correct
2: the generator is a total bust and I waste my time
3: the generator works too well, overloads the circuits, and electrocutes me
hopefully it’s not the last one
I would really appreciate any help or suggestion people have to offer. I am by no means a scientist, or qualified to even say i know what im doing.
Any comments will be helpful