Monday, August 6, 2012

Experiment 8 Part A

P.H. has already shipped parts for part A of the experiment. Accordingly, I have switched the orientation of the suspension of the wheels w.r.t. the main motor. If you're not sure what's changed, carefully look at the machine in experiment 7.2 and then see this video again and you might notice that the wheels are suspended at 90 degrees to their orientation in experiment 7.2.

The same torques and speeds as in experiment 7.2  are applied again here to two orientations of the machine. Here are the key points from the experiment:

1. During the earlier part of the video above, with the orientation of the main motor vertical, within the first few seconds of starting the wheels up, note that the inner cage starts rotating. This can only be due to the spinning wheels as we are not applying any torque through the main motor at this point - only the wheel motors are spinning.

2. Then, even before there is any torque from the main motor, we notice that one of the wheels works against gravity to turn 90 degrees to the other wheel! This is something I have noticed in other experiments before but this makes it clearer than ever that there is something powerful at work here.

Remember that in Chemistry they teach you that two electrons revolving around an atomic nucleus in the S-orbital for instance cannot share the same spin. In a similar way, the two wheels have the same magnitude and orientation and therefore cannot share the same plane of rotation. One of them HAS to revolve away, even at the expense of working against gravity!

3. Once the main motor starts exerting torque, the inner cage resists the torque and all the torque applied by the large main motor is transferred to the wheels to orient them with their 'tails' (the black motors driving the wheels) pointing towards the main motor. Only after that does the machine allow the torque applied via the main motor to be directed to rotating the inner cage.

NONE of these behaviors are known or analyzed in any existing gyroscope literature. Further this behavior is also similar to our previous experiment 7.2 where I hand-rotated the inner cage. Therefore its nothing one-off - this is the way things work. And so far its all in line with our theory.

We will now proceed to install additional parts to perform part B.

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