[Sticky] Technology & Other Things
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"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak
Everything I've seen involves superconductors, or really high magnetism "levitating" on a copper plate, but, nothing so far that actually passes for something useful. I think these 2 videos are probably the best examples.
The Searl Effect is interesting because it seems to create its own superconductive qualities, and while the spinning magnets on the copper plate look cool, it would require you to have all your floors replaced with sheets of copper, which I didn't find to be very cost effective
I saw one with a thin metal ring with a network of wires hooked to the outer edge hooked to an arduino when power or pwm was applied it lifted up only a foil ring but if it could affect flight even on the most passive level it might be cool but its just a dream lol but it is summer time so it can be a campy dream lol👦 I saw it on YouTube once now I can't find it maybe you can locate it it was an arduino video
The thin foil ring sounds like ion propulsion, which isn't anti-gravity, it's just propellor-less forced air, and a massive amount of wires would be because it requires massive amounts of electricity to force ions to move enough to provide lift. It was probably the ring from an old CRT
This should be an easy video to find...
I also remember something about capacitors having a floating effect which I can't seem to find
Just started cutting the wedges that make up one disk foam have a "foil" type canister which will contain one albeit powerful edf drawing down from the top thrust vented through a plenum to 2 " foil" duct's one to top disc one to bottom disk this can spin disc's in opposite directions and perhaps a diffuser vent to take some of the excess wash from the edf and direct it down through the skirt to give it some added push and........I don't know something else I'm sure.