Looper Motor —-with a little help from Mr. Sun
This is a ‘looped’ reed switch triggered electric pulse motor that is able to run continuously—–with the help of energy from a tiny solar panel. The panel puts out 1.5 volts at 3 milliamps in direct sunlight but will not run this motor without a storage device (capacitor or rechargeable battery) paired with it. Energy sent to the drive coil is recycled with the use of an LED that feeds the coil flyback directly back into the main circuit. Energy losses occur due to friction ,heat, and light from the LED. As shown in this video the motor will run on less than .3v.