Magnetic Experiment of Norman Bollinger
In the photo below you see two 3/4 x 2 inch magnets with 3 thin metal discs that came from Lowes in the magnet package. They were sort of keepers on the back of the magnets which are sold in pairs. They are about 5 to 8 thousands of an inch thick and 2 inches in diameter. The magnets cause the discs to separate or spring up. A clear plastic coke bottle has been cut and taped into a cylinder just a little larger diameter than the metal discs to keep them in place. The cylinder is then glued to the clear plastic CD case underneath so it stays in place with black silicone seal. If you remove the magnets then the discs drop. But when the magnets come get close together the discs separate and pop up. This is the basic principle force that I want to couple with the Lafonte repel balance to use a small force to make a larger force. This force is so strong that it takes 3 or 4 - 3/4 x 2 inch magnets to compress the metal discs down flat. When balanced properly the weight of one 3/4 x 2 inch magnet will move the arms back and forth easily thus creating a larger force where the discs are pushed apart.
The next version has arms that are geared together so each arm moves together at the same rate. Stay tunned. I have been very busy this weekend but managed to get these photos.