A Mendocino Motor is a high tech toy that combines magnetic and electric power to cause movement.
This Mendocino Motor is a magnetically levitated, solar powered electric motor.
The motor consists of a spinning shaft that is held up by magnets.
It is powered by solar panels mounted on the spinning shaft, which generate currents through coils of insulated wire to keep the shaft rotating.
Set up is easy with no assembly or instruction manuals required at all.
1. Remove the plastic protection from the shaft and the base.
2. Set the rotor to the base aligning the magnets until it levitates.
3. Align the Solar panels at a 45 degree angle towards a light source and give the rotor a gentle push
4. Watch the solar and magnetic force combine to rotate the shaft indefinitely!
Product speed and size:
Size: 130*76*75MM/ 5.1*2.99*2.95 in
Great Entertaining and Educational Toy and Desktop Unit.
Horizontal Four-sided Solar-Magnetic Levitation Mendocino Motor does not work. Very poor product design, center is not Solar is out of balance, motor keeps sliding forward on a flat surface pulling magnets out of place not allowing rotation. Poor quality manufacturing and assembly with no Quality Assurance inspection sticker, as all parts are held onto motor shaft with excessive glue. Front plastic nose cone tip very loose keeps falling off, might have been damaged in shipping. I am a very dissatisfied customer!