Sep 052013

The proud group with ‘Reinhardt’

In August we were excited to build our first Hugh Piggott machine using ferrite (rather than neodymium) magnets. The course took place at Schoss Heinrichshort, a hunting lodge belonging to Dirk and Viola.

Our friends over in Kassel, Boee (Band okologishen Rebellen) provided support in running the course, both with gathering materials and instruction on the course itself.

The course involved building a 3.0m machine that Dirk will endeavor to install through discussions with the local council.


The rotor with ferrite magnets in place


Stephan admiring the colour coded stator! Each colour signifies each of the three phases.