JM Research Projects
Wiperman Humanoid Robot (TM)
Electro-mechanical system researched and developed, servo
control software researched and developed
real time control of 17 servos, extensible to 24 servos
new robot designs in as little as 4 working days
built in storage for 3 hours of continuous acting (30 seconds of
continuous acting in this youtube clip:
- if you have a
need for custom built robots of this type then contact us:
Mini Delta Robot
system researched and developed, servo control software
researched and developed
- real time
control of up to 6 synchronized delta robot array
- new delta
robots custom made for specific tasks in as little as 2 days
- built in
storage for several hours of custom movements for packaging,
loading of trays, repositioning and assembly work
- respond to
external stimulus such as photoelectric cells, microswitches and
- more information ...
Pulse Detonation Wave Engine (TM)
Status: Mechanical system researched and developed, motor control
software researched and developed.
- world's most
efficient motor with natural magnetic bearing rotor and highest
power to weight ratio
- operating speed 12500 RPM without any axles and cold
to touch during 30 minutes of continuous operation
- no axles = unlimited speed limit (until rotor is destroyed),
new types of flying machines possible
axles = no worn bearings to service in applications such as AC
world's highest power to weight ratio motor for world's best
space and aerospace applications
fitting of axles adjusts noise and vibrations to that of
standard motors, but motor still retains highest power to weight
ratio in the world for electric motor
perfect for green electric vehicles and companies that want to
wind their own motors as this motor does not require stamped
works efficiently as a cheap blood pump without use of complex
electronics, when the axle is removed to operate the device as a
free floating rotor.
- perfect for
hoverboards - Back To the Future Part II - Marty McFly
had one! The bearing free magnetic pulse detonation wave engine
has more than enough power to weight ratio to build a working
- Design Update - a prototype is being worked on NOW!
Turbine Blades and SSTO Solar Assisted Vehicles
pulse detonation wave engine allows construction of a hypersonic
turbine blade that can operate in air and in space with ease.
The challenge is to burn liquid fuel and oxydizer mixture around
a turbine blade, generate thrust and allow the exhaust to leave
through only one end
of the turbine despite the other end being open. And to do all
this without mechanical attachments (such as bearings) to the
turbine is now conceivably possible
with variants of the magnetic pulse detonation wave engine.
Compression and power transfer is maintained despite the engine
because the screw profiles of the turbine blades do not allow
the combustion gases to leave without transferring power to the
With the fan blades operating at hypersonic
speeds assisted by electric power, the speed of sound of the gas
produced during combustion has to match the speed of
sound in the fuel oxidizer mixture. The breathrough is
understanding to allow the cold fuel (circulating inside the
turbine blades to cool it) to seep out of the turbine blades
through centrifugal action
and allow it to combust on the turbine blade surface to produce
a graduated burning interface between liquid and gas where the
speed of sound is gradually decreased to allow
hypersonic combustion without creating flame killing sonic
shockwaves. The electrically assisted turbine blades turn fast
enough to prevent the fuel exiting the front of the intake.
If the power transfer between burning fuel and turbine can be
maintained all the way into space, then highly efficient Single
Stage To Orbit (SSTO) vehicles are possible.
Since the magnetic pulse detonation wave
engine is an electric motor (without need for an axle), it is
possible to carry a limited amount of rechargeable batteries
along with solar panels to get the vehicle battery pack
recharged before coming back. The magnetic pulse detonation wave
engine is turned on a few miles
before landing and allows the aircraft to safely land as a
powered plane without the risks of operating it as an unpowered
Magnetic Pulse Detonation Wave Engines may
facilitate the constructions Hypersonic Turbine Blades that will
eventually lead to Single Stage To Orbit (SSTO) vehicles
that can recharge their batteries in space with use of solar
panels, and then return to Earth and a powered plane.
The best technologies so far found to survive
the re-entry heat is to use aero gels. The best and strongest
aero gels available are graphite aerogels developed in China.
The alternative is ablative ceramics. About 2% of the weight of
the craft needs to be made of ablative materials. A third
alternative is ion repulsion shield. The hot gases that get
created at the surface of a craft as it heats up can be
deflected by magnetic and electrostatic fields. Using this
technology limits the amount of ablation.
Non-Contact Space Rail Gun
A linear version of the already working magnetic
pulse detonation wave can be used as a zero friction space rail
Conventionally designed rail guns simply don't work as the power
is raised because friction causes pressure to build up and any
slight problem turns into a massive catastrophe.
The linear magnetic pulse detonation wave engine is friction
free and makes no contact with the projectile.
The projectile sits centered in a natural magnetic field while
it travels down the tube. Because the projectile does not
physically contact the tube,
unlimited power can be sent into the energy coils to accelerate
the projectile at 1000g down a 10km tube made of non-metalic
light weight composites.
The projectile spends approximately 10 seconds in the tube
before it leave at about 11km/s. The tube needs to be
evacuated during launch. A powerful
vacuum seal door opens and closes to let the projectile out and
reduce energy expended evacuating the tube. The front of the
projectile is coated with ablative
ceramics that would get machined away as it travels through the
atmosphere. About 2% of the projectile's weight is composed of
this ablative material.
The remainder is payload that reaches space and escape Earth'g
The rail gun is ready to launch after air is pumped out.
The system can operate for decades without major service as the
tube makes no physical contact with the projectile at any time.
Satellites launched by this technology will feel no forces while
they are launched into space despite the 1000g launch
The satellite is placed inside a spherical container and filled
with a liquid (such as fuel which can be emptied and re-used
once in space) to
make the satellite completely immune from effects of 1000g.
Non-Contact Space Elevator Motor
Status: Variant of working magnetic pulse detonation wave engine
Magnetic Pulse Detonation Wave Engine has a linear
variant that allows the motor to travel along a lightly
magnetized core without making contact with the core.
If a space elevator cable could be lightly doped and
made magnetic without adding too much to its weight,
then a linear version of the magnetic pulse detonation
wave engine can travel on it without making contact with
The advantages are numerous.
No rubbing and wearing down of a extremely expensive
space elevator cable.
No speed limit.
No mechanical failure.
The initial space elevator cable can be very thin. The
space elevator capsule can take spools of the elevator
material and thicken the cable as it travels back and
A space elevator journey can be some 20,000 miles to
30,000 miles long. The slower a vehicle travels, the
longer it takes to get a second space capsule into
space because each capsule adds weight to the cable. A
capsule needs to get far enough away to not weigh down
the cable before another vehicle can be attached to the
cable and sent. So fast vehicles are important. With no
mechanical parts to wear down, and no speed limits, the
non-contact space elevator motor made as a variant of
the working magnetic pulse detonation wave engine will
push us into the next era of space exploration if enough
carbon nanotubes could be manufactured to make the space
Gear Drive (TM)
Status: Mechanical system researched and developed, software
control system in development
variable transmission operating mode
continuous gear reduction operating mode with gear reduction
from 300 > 100,00 > Infinite > -100,00 > -300
reversible without reversing main engine
- programmable extreme gear reduction
gear reduction controlled by speed of a rotating shaft (i.e. not
by mechanical levers or rubber belts)
low cost - only 6 rotating parts
non-slip rigidly coupled gears
ideal robotics component for trading mechanical torque for speed
through control of gear reduction ratio; new servo technologies
higher output torque than hydraulic motors for the same volume
achieved through arbitrary 'infinite' gear reduction
perfect for green vehicles as main input gear can accept
multiple input sources (electric motor, diesel engine or even
stirling engines) and adjust output gear reduction accordingly
More Information ...
Drive Array Kinetic Energy Recovery System (HDA KERS)
design researched and developed
Feature: Continious variable kinetic energy
transfer system without friction drives
A dual Halogen Drive array is configured with
one electric motor to control power transfer direction.
The primary drive shaft of the engine is connected
to the input shaft of the HDA KERS by a binary
clutch. The electric motor is sped up first
to make the input shaft match speed of engine before
the binary clutch engages to transfer power
to an internal flywheel within HDA KERS.
The electric motor then reduces its speed and
this couples energy from engine through input shaft to internal
As the speed of the input shaft is
progressively reduced, a point is reached where no more
reduction in engine speed is desired. The
electric motor is slowed to a halt and aggressively
reversed at this point, and that allows the
flywheel to rotate with its acquired energy
while the input shaft is free to maintain its
When the reverse spinning motor is slowed
again, the flywheel returns its energy back to the input shaft.
When the motor slows to a halt the flywheel and
engine are connected for maximum power transfer.
As the motor speeds up in the forward
direction, less and less energy is absorbed
by the flywheel until the motor reaches input
shaft speed. At that point there is no
load on the input shaft from the flywheel.
Any further increase in speed of electric motor is transferred
to the engine. The binary clutch could
disengage instead, and allow the engine
to operate without KERS.
The remarkable breakthrough feature of HDA
KERS is the control and direction of energy transfer
maintained not by traditional mechanical
means but by speed of rotation of an electric motor.
This is some what simialr to the breakthrough
feature of the Halogen Drive itself, whose gear reduction
feature is controlled by speed of an electric
Formula 1 racing 2015 is sheduled to introduce larger KERS and
compulsory electric propulsion down pit lanes.
We have the HDA KERS to meet the KERS challenge,
and plastic version of the magnetic pulse detonation wave engine
world's best electric motor to satisfy any Formula
1 aspiring team. We also have the Halogen Drive to
make smooth mixing of electric power and engine
power in an F1 car as well as smooth continious
variable reduction within the Halogen Drive that
allows the engine to operate at maximum efficiency at all times
without sudden changes experienced in gear shifting
Status: Mechanical design researched and developed, acrylic working
The main design feature of
this drive is its thin make up and low manufacturing cost.
The wafer thin harmonic drive is built
from 5 layers of sheet material such as brass or steel.
The sheet material is stamped out (or
laser cut), stacked and then reamed for volume production.
The motor shaft can directly
connect to the wafer thin harmonic drive reducing the need for
an extra coupling.
The harmonic drive can be designed to
be stackable like a planetary gearbox for higher gear reduction.
The 5 layer wafer thin harmonic drive
invention has won a place to exhibit at the Innovate 2013
We exhibited at the 5 layer harmonic drive at
stand C36 on 12, March, 2013.
Services Based on China Manufacturing Partner Company
PCB research, design and manufacture.
high volume electronic components.
of small mechanical parts such as battery contacts, spring clips
and specialized custom electrical contacts.
and supply of custom lengths of PCB interconnection wires with
connectors and crimped or soldered contacts.
and supply of custom probes and connectors with wires for meters
and test equipment.
packaging and equipment bags for portable equipment.
and supply custom LED lamps and bulbs.
China based manufacturing logistics and project management from
a company that is growing during recession.
hands-on high tech technology tours for high caliber project
managers and purchasing managers into Shenzhen, Guanzhou and
related manufacturing regions.
Contact us with your
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Turn Around Services
Acrylic gear cutting, manufacture of acrylic gear boxes,
manufacture of acrylic jigs, research gadgets, boxes, front
panels and electromechanical mechanism undertaken.
acrylic gear cutting, send mod and no. of teeth and size of
centre hole. For more complex holes, cams and cut outs, send DXF
spring loaded bed of nails acrylic test jigs built to order for
testing circuit boards.
Send DXF file of circuit board
outline, pin holes and type of pin required (cone, point, flat
or round) at each test point.
Lead time is typically
1 day for items that are cut from drawings and the items are
posted the next working day.
The custom acrylic parts in
photo below are £10 for up to 5 pieces per job lot, postage free
(UK). Paypal is preferred method of payment.
Items such as simple custom
gearbox on the right of the photo start at £30 with up to 20
pieces per job lot.
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J. Michael's invention - work still in progress
The old web site at
http://www.ecu.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk is still awaiting rebuild to
be added here.
News: US military research
wing DARPA now has entire
division dedicated to copying and building fractal robots.
A large number of clone
projects previously funded by DARPA have now grown up and can be
found under various headings including "modular robots" *
a product a "modular robot" - since even a humble electric
toaster is a "modular robot" **.
** A good friend suggests Brickcells as a word to elevate the
subject above toasters.]
(Beware of trolls seeding internet - Trolls have
gone to industrial lengths to seed the internet posting tens of
thousands of abuse posts and have taken to letter writing to
with fractal robot research and development. It is an absolute
shambles some competitors value this kind of behaviour to get
also illegal in EU, though not yet in countries like US from
where all these troll posts and fake letter writting campaigns
record, the trolls also managed to get some important meetings
with NASA cancelled despite ex-astronauts begging for the
decision to be reversed.
time, trolling was a new phenomena and not readily recognised as
a problem, nor were there any procedures in place to subject
trolls to background checks and security verification.
everyone is now gradually becoming aware of online trolls, and
trolls do get jailed,
it is still important to keep vigilance because industrial
strength trolling has evolved to become
unregulated paid industry frequently used by MBAs as a business
tool in a most dishonest way.
company alone has 100,000 unregulated employees on its payroll
to run sustained industrial strength internet trolling campaigns
endlessly recycling ropey topics
and supporting each other's
trolls purely for monetary gain, all paid for entirely by MBAs
that value its continued and dishonest daily use.
the situation is so bad, that for every web page that gets
written by a reputable journalist or a web content creator, some
50 to 200 troll posts infect the internet about it with negative
Fractal Operating SystemTM
The Fractal Operating
SystemTM is unlike any operating
system before it, in that it is designed to run on fractal
hardware and as such the operating system is fractal like its
This is the invisible half of the
fractal robot hardware that has been talked about but not
published due to lack of time and lack of hardware.
It is radically different to
everything mentioned in this time line http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-reconfiguring_modular_robot
Fractal robot project
has been put into stealth mode for a while until the OS and
costs related to manufacturing fractal robots have been brought
The Fractal Robot
Operating System is truly revolutionary and no one has made
anything similar to it in the years that have gone by.
Some of its key
1. The OS and its programs form
a system that can execute more decisions per second than clock
cycles available in a CPU.
2. The system has
algorithm for sorting that requires n cycles for n numbers (the
algorithm is faster than all algorithms mentioned in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quicksort
3. The system has algorithms for mathematical operations that
require n cycles for n
numbers to implement set union, set intersection, select
distinct, select non-distinct functions.
4. CPUs can emulate all the functions needed to implement a
Fractal OS, but it is better to add new types of instructions in
hardware and new programming
and its features.
5. All programs are
self similar in construction at all scales.
6. Programs are AI
friendly and deal in concepts, ideas and decisions instead of
solely on numeric operations.
7. Programs can be
written in such a way they can explain what it is that they are
doing at every decision making non-sequential multi-tasking,
and multi-CPU tasking
debugging operations very simple to follow.
8. Programs can be
written in such a way they can be auto piloted every step of the
way to help with debugging in ways not possible with
9. There is a uncertainty
over filesystems and formatting. No one formats RAM so why
should hard disks be formatted? It is highly likely that Fractal
OS file systems are not going to be formatted.
That will be a catastrophic compatibility breaker but it is
ESSENTIAL for the greater good of a Fractal OS over competing
10. Within Fractal OS
ideas, there is an issue with the way the MMU are presently
built, and an issue with us having to use them and program them
in the ways we are told.
read access to memory tops out at 10MHz, and CPUs are running at
to quantify what benefits there are in having MMUs, or building
an OS around the limitations of MMUs.
It may be
better to have DMA doing all the file transfers and software
doing the caching and MMU functions through the DMA controller
such that the cacheing and MMU
application specific. Software will be a lot faster than MMU
controller to adapt to the data and the operating environment.
know when page boundaries are about to be crossed to go do
something else that doesn't require that page
its numerous variants are too hard to implement in hardware, but
can be realized in software. Particularly software that runs
cycle than the clock cycles available in the CPU. WIth memory
topping out at 10MHz, and CPU running at 1GHz, it is possible
Fractal OS software before 1 churn of a page in DRAM. That makes
blind reliance on existing MMU hardware architecture an outdated
concept for a Fractal OS.
11. Combining features 1,
2, 9 and 10, a fractal OS running on 1GHz CPU would probably be
able to find a random file, put a file lock on it, open it,
update a couple of bytes, close it, and free the lock at least a
million times a second
if the files were kept in RAM.
If the file objects are scattered throughout RAM because they
are constructed from virtual memory segments, then almost a
similar number of file operations can be also be achieved
despite added complexity.
Such features would put the Fractal OS light years ahead of
competing operating systems.
12. Making a custom
Fractal OS compatible CPU would be simpler and faster than
utilizing RISC and CISC CPUs. It requires no changes to the
fabrication technology. The underlying
mechanisms can be upgraded with new architecture that encourages
hardware to function using features in item 1 above making the
total number of operations per second far exceed the
the figures that typical embedded CPUs can ahieve without
necessarily increasing clock speed or paralleling up hardware
that leads to excessive heat and power wastage.
13. The assembler
structures for Fractal OS compatible CPU is similar to C++,
unlike all other CPUs which are C like.
The down side is that it is 4 times as complex to write software
in this new framework because the ideas behind Fractal OS are
related to how state machines work.
But this OS could
make a big impact in financial trading software where gaining
milliseconds counts, mobile phone back end management software
where there are billions of transactions to report on,
embedded control software, AI
software, and software for electromechanical systems such as
robots, "modular robots", "swarm robots" and Fractal Robots.
The ideas of Fractal
OS have been put into practice - its already working in this video
(where a PIC24HJ256GP206 generates 17 servo signals in real time
using software, and it can
store 3 hours of
unique acting functions within its 256K of internal memory.) The
servo 17 PWM signals are generated by software (not hardware)
and in real time. As well
as all the animations
calculated in real time.
Emulating the Fractal OS programming
structures in C is a big kludge. (The new programming
techniques cry out for a new programming language to make it
work more efficiently.)
Because the assebler is using C++
constructs, nothing found in old high level language
programming text books are sacred because
everything in those books are explained
and implemeted in C constructs, whereas
Fractal OS compiler will generate everything in C++ assembler
[The generated machine code wants
C++ constructs. There is no artificial layer in the compiler
or microcode converting C++ assembler constructs to C like
constructs for the CPU.]
This is a big deal breaker.
Even the humble printf() can never be efficiently ported to
this new language as is.
printf() have to be completely rewritten to be compatible.
This is all a catastrophic deal breaker for portability, but
absolutely ESSENTIAL for the greater good.
Fractal OS is
not completely ready to de-cloak until Fractal Robots are ready.
There has been an
incredible array of problems that had to be solved and they now
appear to be solved
developer time to get each of the work items done.
Stellar Drive Engine
Open Sourced Project
J. Michael 2011 - 2014