Perendev eh? I'll have to check that one out as well. Though monopoles don't actually occur in nature, you can simulate the effect as I have found
out. Simply glue like poles of like shaped magnets together, and you will have a monopole . . . well sorta. Assuming that once glued together the
two magnet pieces form a cube, 2 opposing sides will have the same polarity, whereas it seems like the rest of the sides will have the opposite
polarity of the first two. In other words, you can't make the entire thing point North.
Some other interesting tidbits . . . You can shield magnetic flux. Actually this is probably a pretty basic concept, but it brings an idea to mind,
which basically goes like this:
Shield the flux you don't want, and keep the flux you do want.
That, or course, brings up an other issue . . . To shield flux, you have to use feretic material; any material that is attracted to a magnet, and is
not a magnet itself (Correct me if I misunderstand please!).
If you are using it as a shield, care must be taken to minimize unwanted attraction between the ferite material and particular magnets.
I know I am being SUPER vague here, so here is an example. Suppose in your magnet motor, your south end starts to approch the north end of your
magnet. You don't want that to happen, so you erect some kind of ferite shield in between right? Care must be taken in that case to keep the
shielding from doing more attraction than shielding in that case. Make sense?
Now in the last link I posted, the problem I ran into was that the excitor magnet I used would repel the same-pole flat-facing magnets nicely, but
once it reached the end of the line of magnets, it would hang up on the end, I THINK because at that point in the rotation, the pull from the final
magnets was greater than the repulsion. It was concentrated at that one point. One modification might be to shield that with ferromagnetic material.
This would deaden the attractive effect enough to keep the wheel going around. Once it reaches the beginning of the line of magnets again, there
would be another shield there as well. MAYBE.
A final conclusion I have reached is that I need to get the following:
This will probably help me a lot.