- Published in issue 1/2017 on page 120
The Mendocino Motor
It spins and sways by solar power alone
At first sight it looks like something that came out of a wizard’s studio — hovering in mid-air and spinning on its own, apparently without any source of energy. The first time you see a Mendocino motor you can’t help being fascinated. The operating principle is really very simple, a well-designed and neatly-finished model adds to the intrigue and makes the effect even more magical.