Meet the challenge. Can you loop the ball around more than one time? No one has ever been able to figure this out.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
It's not Magic , it's Science
Welcome to the world of the SMOT. SMOT stands for simple magnetic overunity toy. Except that it is not simple, it is not overunity and it is not a toy. It is a device that seems to overcome gravity in such that a steel ball rolls UP a rail of u-channel by the forces acting upon it via a magnetic field. - Very Cool Stuff!
The ball exits the u-channel and drops into a scoop which allows the ball to enter the back plate at a higher elevation. The ball then moves down a second u-channel and ends up in front of it's entrance point.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
There are 2 sets of magnets on each side of the u-channel. With a total of 8 ceramic magnets in each set. The magnets are positioned so that they are in a V pattern. This creates an ever increasing magnetic field and "pulls" the ball up hill.
The tolerances are very tight as to the placement of the magnets for the ball to exit the u-channel perfectly. This SMOT is the most advanced design available as we have developed a number of new ways to enhance it's performance.
You bet! Full sets of building plans come with certain rewards.
OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY (OMSI)
About 6 months ago I took in a SMOT to the physics lab at OMSI to see how well it would be received. They currently have it on their front counter and the kids love it!
WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE USED FOR?
To enable us to purchase the materials at bulk pricing. My goal is to use the funding from this Kickstarter project to buy as much material as I can so that we can assemble as many SMOTs as possible. Needless to say the initial SMOTs will be made available to the wonderful backers who supported this project.
I have attempted to offer interesting and valuable rewards. You will not be disappointed!!
The SMOTS will be built by our team and shipped from Oregon.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,500 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 8, 2012.
May 9, 2012 - Jun 8, 2012 (30 days)
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Our MOST sincere thank you!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Our MOST sincere thank you and a DVD of our SMOT running. Free USA shipping, International add $5.00Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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DVD of SMOT Running and 2 small SMOTS Free USA Shipping, International add $13.00Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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DVD of SMOT running, A full size SMOT as shown in video is included Free USA shipping, International add $35.00Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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DVD of SMOT running, A full size SMOT as seen in video, 2 small SMOTS. Free USA shipping, International add $35.00Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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2 DVD's of SMOT running, 2 full size SMOTS as seen in video, 2 small SMOTS, 2 Complete sets of plans on building a SMOT. Free USA shipping, International add $35.00Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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We will ship 4 complete offers to 4 individual locations of your choosing! ie: each address will receive 1 DVD of SMOT running, 1 full size SMOT as seen in video, 1 small SMOT and 1 complete set of plans on building a SMOT. Free USA shipping, International add $35.00 per shipping address.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012