a large heavy ring of mass or magnets levitating on a ring magnet, in a vacuum tube. propelled by people via sound, and focused sun light, and static electricity, and magnetic flux, and other renewable sources, to 600,000+ mph. i saw a video on dome coils that induces 2 times the voltage at 1/3 the drag of a pancake coil. so maybe those could be used and the thing could spin all through out the night when people are sleeping and cant spin it, or the sun isn't out for pv energy to spin it.
and i saw a video of light propulsion with a high spectrum colour(white, purple, sun). i also just read about human voice or sound being used by a piezoelectric generator to make voltage. or you could use batteries charged by the ring via people or by other renewable means. i think we could employ animals for short periods of time if they want to. i am really curious of the amount of energy production and the cost of the materials and to build it.
since its also a battery, we want it to keep spinning so we would only want as many coils slowing it down as we need and in a symmetrical fashion.
i wonder what complete system has the lowest embodied energy to energy production and luxury ratio that can be generated by people power. i wonder what the embodied energy that is required to sustain the amount of humans it would take to do the same work as if we built various technology to generate energy. food can grow relatively effortlessly, and i heard the body is really efficient at converting and using energy. but it would be curious to compare to technology and machines, especially because we have to sleep and recover and machines can go 24/7.
the moving masses should be singular and not next to a different atom in a strong or weak nuclear force or what ever. and i don't think the the moving mass(s) should be hollow anywhere unless its diameter is in some resonate valency or resonate lattice or something, because the variation in speed of the atoms bonded will pull on itself slowing its max speed and creating a wobbly inertia or not, idk. maybe a prism ring magnet with a point pointing outward. maybe it could all be iron but only certain parts would be magnetic, that way it would all be one atom and you wouldn't need to make so much magnets.
pure neodymium is almost 3 times denser than iron which would be 3 times more awesome to use (faster, heavier, stronger). there could be smaller rings within them for smaller voltage production. maybe a centre ring magnet could be driven to pull the rest of the ring magnets to keep spinning, perhaps that way is the best way to pull the atoms in the same direction they are travelling without being inside the ring and perhaps is a very energy efficient way of spinning this. maybe the centre ring or sphere could be spun in a disk rodin coil or from magnets being spun in disc rodin coils above and below, a magnetic shaft as it were. which could maybe be powered by people or an earth battery or some ambient passive potential with low embodied energy for its creation, maintenance, recycling, and of a high recycling percent. maybe these are, emf, ionic, static, water stream, wind, solar. this whole thing could be underground as well.
i realised that all the metal that would slow it down by being in its magnetic field would help to be removed, other than the metal needed to propel it. including the metal naturally in the ground.
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