Let’s Build The S.H.O. Drive!
• This is a guide to a series of videos where I will construct the world’s first S.H.O. Drive.
• This will be the first drive motor in the world to have a coil that looks like an S, or an H, or an O, depending on which side you look from.
• S.H.O. also stands for “Side Hung Over”.
• What good is this for? The best way to know is to build one yourself and show it! So let’s begin!
• This project involves many measuring devices, including analog and digital thermometers, a laser tachometer, a Milli-Ohm meter, an RMS meter, a LC meter, an Anemometer, a magnetic pole detector, and a metal detector.
• Some of these devices come with non-rechargeable batteries. When these run out, they will need to be replaced.
• Where possible, rechargeable batteries will be used after the old batteries are used up.
• Some of the measuring devices require watch-type batteries, so for these devices, non-rechargeable batteries will be used.
• Most multimeters have built-in fuses. These fuses are designed to burn out when overheated due to excessive current.
• So as a matter of preparation, I have purchased compatible replacement fuses.
20 Amp Fuses
• For 20 Amp protection, I purchased a 2-pack of Bussmann BP/ABC-20 20 Amp Fast Blow Fuses from Bussmann via Amazon.com
200 Milliamp Fuses
• For 200 mA protection, I purchased a 5-pack of Bussmann GMA 200mA Fast-Blow Fuses from Divine Lighting via Amazon.com
• In a worst-case scenario, the project may catch on fire due to overheating.
• To reduce the losses associated with such a fire, I must have a fire extinguisher at hand.
• So for basic safety requirements, I purchased the Amerex B500, 5lb ABC Dry Chemical Class A B C Fire Extinguisher from Amerex via Amazon.com
• For safety, I purchased SAS safety goggles, an SAS First Aid Kit, and FastCap Skins Gloves, which I found in extra large.
• I purchased these and more at a wood-working specialty store called Woodcraft.
• Since my wood-working operations will be limited to sanding and drilling small holes and grooves, I will use a Western Safety Dust and Particle Mask so as to not inhale any saw dust.
• I purchased this from a Harbor Freight Tools store.
Recording device and accessories
• After the S.H.O. Drive is built, tests will follow.
• The plan is to run extended duration tests, some which will run for hours, and others for days.
• An appropriate video recording device is required to provide a visual record for these tests as they happen.
• To provide evidence for these tests, I have purchased a Canon VIXIA HF R60 Camcorder from Canon via Amazon.com
• This camcorder can record up to 12 hours at normal recording speed and also has a time-lapse function to record video over several days, or more.
• It can capture video at 60 progressive frames per second.
• In order to record and save very long videos, I purchased the Transcend 128GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card from Transcend via Amazon.com
Adjustable Clamp Mount
• To record video at the desired angle, I have purchased the 13.4" Smatree Adjustable Jaws Flex Clamp Mount from Smatree via Amazon.com
Wide Angle Lens Kit
• In order to capture a wider angle of view in the video, I purchased a Wide Angle Lens Kit from ButterflyPhoto via Amazon.com
• The included .43x Wide Angle Lens provides a better approximation of human vision.
April 2016 Presentation
Summary of measuring devices, back up and safety equipment, and camcorder (+accessories)
Holes, brass hinges, square nuts
Neodymium magnets and bearings
Spool, coils, and ceiling hooks
No hidden batteries, increase rigidity, hex nuts, terminal rings, toggle switch, fan blades, and extended test run
Heavy duty basket, S.H.O. Drive insertion, secure meters, and portable extended test run
Square tote, plastic spools, protective edge trim, and enclosed extended test run
Prepare elevated test platform, outdoor test setup, camcorder hookup to portable power, and outdoor extended test run
HQ ● Glossary ● April 2016 Presentation