You Can Construct A Little Automotive That Goes Farther Than You Push It

You Can Construct A Little Automotive That Goes Farther Than You Push It
You Can Construct A Little Automotive That Goes Farther Than You Push It


Are you able to construct a automobile that travels farther than you push it? [Tom Stanton] shows us that you can, utilizing a capacitor and a few nifty design methods.

[Tom]’s video reveals us the development of a small 3D printed trike with a curious drivetrain. There’s a easy generator on board, which prices a capacitor when the trike is pushed alongside the bottom. When the trike is let go, nonetheless, this generator as a substitute acts as a motor, utilizing power saved within the capacitor to drive the trike additional.

When put to the check by [Tom], each a freewheeling automobile and the capacitor automobile are pushed as much as a set pace. However the capacitor automobile goes farther. The trick is straightforward – the capacitor automobile can go additional as a result of it has extra power. However how?

It’s all as a result of extra work is being accomplished to push the capacitor automobile on top of things. It shops power within the capacitor whereas it’s being accelerated by the human pushing it. In distinction, after being pushed, the freewheeling automobile merely coasts to a cease because it loses kinetic power. Nonetheless, the capacitor automobile has comparable kinetic power plus the power saved in its capacitor, which it will possibly use to run its motor.

It’s a neat exploration of some primary physics, and helpful studying for those who’ve ever questioned in regards to the prospects of perpetual motion machines.

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