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January 27, 2014

Ball Bearing Motor – How does it work?

at 7:03 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets


Ok, this is a very interesting motor that RimstarOrg built with some scrap wood, two bearings, a bolt and some nuts. It is connected to a low voltage high current power source and can magically spin (or can it???). Watch the video to 3:20 but no further. Is this a real motor? Is there some careful camera tricks at work here? If it is real how does it work? Leave your guess and thoughts in the comments (trying not to read other comments).

Now watch the rest of the video. Is that what you expected? I didn’t think that was what was going on…



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6 Responses to “Ball Bearing Motor – How does it work?”

  1. TGER Says:

    Initially I suspected it was dark sorcery of some sort.

    Being something that I can’t explain my first reaction was to hunt this guy down and burn him on a stake.

    Now that I see there is some science involved, I just want to burn books and drown the people involved.

  2. Z45 Says:

    Not sure, pure magic!!!

  3. dave96z34 Says:

    Thats cool maybe all get around to building it later.

  4. Ball Bearing Motor Rolls for Reasons Unknown Says:

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  5. Brad Gilbert Says:

    I thought it was pretty obvious just with the name, that it was caused by the bearings changing shape with temperature.

    I was further convinced when I noticed the description said he was using a low voltage / high current power supply.

  6. Erik Says:

    He’s probably just got a compressed air line from the shop blowing on it. The two cutouts in the flywheel would act as turbine blades.

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