Radial Solenoid Engine – An Electric Engine Of A Different Kind!

Radial Solenoid EngineRadial Solenoid Engine

The conception, design, fabrication and operation of this electric engine powered by solenoids is absolutely amazing. This engine was created by University of Washington students Jeffrey Weng and Connor Lee!

Radial Solenoid Engine – An Electric Engine Of A Different Kind!

Most electric engines use either one electromagnetic coil interacting with a magnet, or two coils interacting with each other.  This design uses a solenoid. A solenoid is a coil made out of thin copper wire that is rolled on a piece of metal. The purpose of the solenoid is that it becomes a magnet when there is electricity inside the coil.

Watch the video below to see the build process by the two students.

Check it out!

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