Things used in this project
Let’s make a solenoid-engine car. You may have seen many videos of making solenoid-engine cars online; there are hundreds of such videos on YouTube. But this project is entirely different. We designed it in the same fashion that automobile engines work. You can see that there are many components similar to those in an internal combustion engine. You can see: pistons, connecting rod, crank, crankshaft, cylinder, cylinder head, flywheel, etc. An IC engine works by the explosion of fuel inside the cylinder, whereas, in a solenoid engine, the driving force is electromagnetism.
Watch How to Make a Solenoid Engine Car Video
A solenoid acts as a type of electromagnet when purposed to generate a controlled magnetic field. If the purpose of the solenoid is instead to impede changes in the electric current, a solenoid can be more specifically classified as an inductor rather than an electromagnet.
In engineering, the term may also refer to a variety of transducer devices that convert energy into linear motion. The term is also often used to refer to a solenoid valve, which is an integrated device containing an electromechanical solenoid which actuates either a pneumatic or hydraulic valve, or a solenoid switch (which is a specific type of relay that internally uses an electromechanical solenoid to operate an electrical switch).
For example, an automobile starter solenoid or a linear solenoid are electromechanical. Solenoid bolts, a type of electronic-mechanical locking mechanism, also exist.
- ACP sheet or fibre sheet – small pieces
- Fibre reeper pieces
- Fisher plugs
- Screws 1.5”-2nos, 3/4” -4nos
- Magnet wire or insulated copper wire- 26 gauge- 30mtrs
- Syringe- 2nos
- copper wire or GI rod- Guage 12- 30 cm
- Copper wire- Guage 18- 30cm
- Cylindrical Magnets
- Wood wheel
- 9 volt Battery 2
- Angle Grinder
- Drilling machine
- 6mm drill bit, 4mm drill bit
- Cigar lighter
How to Make Solenoid Engine Car
Step 1: Making of Solenoid Cylinder
First of all, cut two similar pieces of ACP or fibre sheet. And mark syringe DIA on the sheet. Then remove the unwanted part. Now cut 2” length from a cylinder part of a syringe. Fix the syringe piece on the sheet. Next, wind the 26 gauge copper wire on the syringe piece. Wind the magnet wire tightly. Minimum turns 60, maximum: as much as possible. The more you wind the magnet wire, the faster and more powerful your engine will perform. Make necessary holes.
Step 2: Making of Piston
The piston has three parts. Piston head, connecting rod and crank. We used a cylindrical magnet as piston head, fibre reeper-screw arrangement as the connecting rod, a small piece of reeper as the crank. Connecting rod plays an important role in transferring Power to Crankshaft easily. I have made this joint flexible. Note it.
Step 3: Making Crank Shaft
Buy 12 gauge copper wire or GI rod from hardware shop and bend it as shown in the image.
Step 4: Make and break arrangement
Use 18 gauge copper wire to set the make and break arrangement. Watch video again to know how to set it. Then assemble each and every component carefully. Connect a flywheel to one end of the crankshaft. Use an old laptop ac-dc adapter as power supply. Connect leads to the slip contacts as shown in the video. That’s all.
Keep in Mind
- Take care while using high-performance adhesive, connecting Adapter to the engine, while using Drill, Angle Grinder etc.
Your Solenoid Engine is Ready!
Now is the time to connect your engine on a frame. Connect tires. Connect the battery to tire engine. That’s all.
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