Two school kids, graduates, had a project to do in order to finish the year. So they wanted to make something that will bring changes, they didn’t want to make something that it is already here. That’s why they used their knowledge that they got in school and decided to make an engine that will use solenoids and it will produce some serious horse power.
A solenoid is a coil made out of thin copper wire that is rolled on a piece of metal. The purpose of the solenoid is that it becomes a magnet when there is electricity inside the coil. When you turn it off it loses the magnetic powers.
That’s why it is so useful, when you need a magnet turn it on, if not shut it down. So the two students made this motor that uses solenoids and it is genius, it has separate control for all the solenoids, and there is also a crank shaft that will deliver the power where you need it. And it is not consuming too much electricity as well. Maybe they will even win a Nobel Prize. Check it out here :