Measuring Solenoid Force

May 5, 2019 Nigel 0

When designing the V-Twin solenoid I thought I should try and improve the solenoid. One area of particular concern was that for this one I used small permanent magnets in the armature, useful as it [more…]

Solenoid V-Twin Motor

August 21, 2016 Nigel 0

After making a solenoid motor in a couple of afternoons in the workshop I thought I should go for something rather more sophisticated. I wondered what a solenoid v-twin in the arrangement of a Harley-Davidson [more…]

Solenoid Motor

August 21, 2016 Nigel 1

This is a simple homemade solenoid engine. This has ball bearings for all of the rotating joints. A cam with 2 lobes operates on the roller on the micro-switch and excites the coil when the [more…]