The Howard Johnson magnetic motor is considered to be perhaps the most pioneering invention in magnetic motor technology. Thanks to Johnson’s work, many others have followed in his footsteps to the degree that it is now possible to use a similar device to generate your own electricity at home. Find out more about Johnson’s magnetic motor and see how you can assistance from this technology yourself in order to generate enough electricity to strength your home.
The Howard Johnson motor caused much fanfare when it was featured in the Spring 1980 edition of Science & Mechanics magazine. already in 1980, magnetic motors were nothing new. However, Johnson’s rare design proved to be the catalyst for further experimentation and development over the next few years to the extent that anyone can now make their own electricity generating device using a few parts from Radio Shack.
How Does It Work?
Like all magnetic motors, the Johnson motor uses a series of strategically placed magnets around a rotor. What makes the Johnson motor rare is that is uses two sets of magnets.
The first set of magnets, known as stator magnets, are fixed to the inside of a drum/cylinder shaped casing. A rotating drum is placed inside the casing and this is effectively the rotor. Attached to this rotating drum are another set of magnets called armature magnets.
After an initial input is put into the system, the rare configuration of the magnets ensures that the motion is self-sustaining. Electricity is generated via a belt (like the one under the hood of your car) that is connected to a traditional electricity generator.
The Howard Johnson magnetic motor is currently protected by US patent law.
Other Magnetic Motors
Much development of these motors has been carried out in the last three decades by a handful of dedicated pioneers who have not been paid for their experimental work.
Most are similar in concept: they use a series of strategically placed magnets and excursion a rotor of some sort. Where they differ is in the configuration of the magnets, pushed by a need for these devices to fulfil many different types of commercial application.
If all you want is a basic device to strength a home then you can simply make one yourself (or wait 5 years for the first domestic device). These days you can buy a set of instructions and plans that will save you the headache of trial and error and allow you to make a device capable of powering your home with nothing more than a few parts easily sourced locally.