Hacked Gadgets Forum

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…