Have you ever heard of an electromagnet that picks up Gold, Silver, Copper, Aluminium, or any other non-ferrous metal? Even if you heard of it you probably have never seen one in action.
At the 2017 Energy Science and Technology Conference Jeff Moe presented showing exactly how to make one of these amazing magnets and explained the operating principles behind the device. He even did a live demonstration for the audience!
Learn how you can take some old scraps of metal, magnet wire, and some old welding rod and make one of these conversation starters to amaze your friends and family!
History shows that Jeff’s uncle Carl Westfall was likely the first person to develop this magnet back in the 1930s in St. Regis, Montana. Jeff’s uncle would often amaze newcomers to the area by picking up a stack of Silver Dollars and dropping them into his shirt pocket for safe keeping.
Get this 32 minute presentation where the theory of operation is developed, as well as a step-by-step explanation on how to make the parts to assemble your very own Gold Magnet.
The presentation even includes a demonstration showing the magnet pick up a 3 oz. copper piece, a 1 oz. silver round, a 2 in. aluminium round, and a stack of 5 copper plates.
Only your imagination is the limit as to the potential uses of this magnet. Build your very own working magnet and then do your own research and development. Share your results in the forum with other inventors and developers to collaborate on the creation of a tool could change many industries!
Part of the 2017 Energy Science & Technology Conference series (32 mins downloadable video).