The Bedini Pulse Motor Of Gene Nelms

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I could not get this motor to work the 1st time, but see below what was wrong. Now it works great!

3 inch rotor, 2- 1/4" pieces  Magnets were not strong enough 1st time
Pic#4-  This is the failed first rotor. As you can see, I made the   rotor from a plastic wheel and 2 bearings epoxied in place. The
 magnets were too weak. I was not sure just how strong the magnets   had to be, so it was pretty much trial and error. I thought that the   coil was too weak and even rewound them 3 times. I was sure it was
 the coils since I got good repulsion when connecting the coils   directly to the battery (like an electromagnet). Further checking
 with my oscilloscope showed that the transistor was NOT switching,   so I had 2 choices, I could either add more turns to the coil or add   stronger magnets. I first added about a hundred more turns to the
coil. This added some additional voltage, but not nearly enough to   make that silicon transistor switch. So, I took another look at the   magnets. This was the missing piece of the puzzle. The magnets were   from Radio Shack, and were not even close to giving the amount of   voltage required to switch the transistor on and off.  Increasing
the number of turns on the coil produced more power, but still not   enough. The solution was to build a new rotor with stronger magnets. Radio   Shack magnets were still not strong enough on the new rotor, so I   added small Neodymium Iron Boron magnets to the stack, thus   producing the required transistor junction voltage 
Pic#5-  The 1/2" Radio Shack ceramic magnet stack on the new rotor, with the addition of the rare earth magnets now epoxied in place.
Pic#6-  This is the coil assembly. It consists of power coil and   pickup coil, wound all one direction in a bifilar fashion. The power
coil is 23 gauge magnet wire and the pickup coil is 26 gauge   magnet wire. Once again, standard Radio Shack parts. Coils wound on   a 3/8" bolt 2 1/2" long. Then mounted on plexiglass frame. The white   item under the coil is a standoff made from pvc pipe, in this case  it was required to bring the coil closer to the rotor.
Pic#7-  This is the completed motor ready to run.
Pic#8-  This is the controller circuit. It consists of a Radio Shack
TIP-3055 Part #276-2020, a 1N914 diode, and I am using a 10 watt- 10 Ohm resistor for testing. Of course I will try many different  resistor values, voltages, and transistors; but for now, this is   what I had on hand and it worked.
       Thanks Gene!

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