We are in business since 1999 when this site was originally published. Our company, Simple Motors, located in Plano, Texas, is always fully operational.
Time has passed since the days of the original development of these motors. My son Stan is pursuing other interests and does not continue this project anymore.
We tried to preserve the original information on this site but also added a lot of additional motors, parts, kits, etc. with easy to understand explanations and easy to follow instructions.
We will always try to do our best to keep all of our customers happy.
Stan's information about his project (as published in 2002)
Hi! My name is Stan Pozmantir. I am an 11th grader at Plano
East Senior High School in Plano, Texas.
In 1997-1998 I designed a new type of simple brushless motor for my school science fair (disclosure document filed with US PTO). It is a reed switch based motor. This motor is very simple but at the same time fast, reliable and efficient. It is also easy to understand its principles of operation. This is how my original project looked:
My second year research was devoted to the further development of this
motor. At this time I improved and simplified its design.
It allowed me to start this business.
For my 1999-2000 project I designed and built 7 more different brushless motors. All of these motors shared a common design, and thus I could easily compare them together. Several of the motors that I used in my project were modified and are now available as kits on this site. They include the transistor controlled reed switch motor, the optointerrupter motor, and the motor based on the Hall effect. These motors were simplified to have the minimum number of parts and to operate as efficiently as possible.
This was my project at district science fair:
Complete information about my project is available on the Project CD. You may use it as a reference for your science project.
This 3-year project was very successful. Here is the full list of awards I received:
Prize at Dallas Regional Science Fair in
2000 (Senior division) and 1999 (Junior division).
Achievement in Research and Presentation of Engineering Knowledge Award from
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers at the 2000 Intel
International Science and Engineering Fair at Detroit.
place in the Engineering Category and 2nd place in the Physical Science
Division at Texas Junior Academy of Science in 2000.
in Discovery Young Scientist Challenge in 1999.
place in 1999 and 2000 and 2nd place in 1998 in Engineering at Dallas Regional
place at the Plano District Science Fair in 1999 and 2000.
place and a special award from North Texas Electrical League in 1998, 1999, and
place and a special award from IEEE in 1998 and 2000.
Project in Engineering award from NSBE in 2000.
Engineering Project award from NACE International in 2000.
mention at Texas State Science Fair in 1998 and 2000.
calculator from Texas Instruments (DSP Solutions and Related Engineering) in
paid trip to National AAAS meeting in San Francisco in 2001.
scholarship from Southern Methodist University.
1999 and 2000 this project was displayed at a special exhibition of prize
winning science fair projects at The Science Place Museum in Dallas.
Many of these awards also included generous cash prizes that I used to
start this business.
I would like to credit my dad for spending a tremendous amount of his time helping me with this project (and for helping me in setting up this site as well). He helped me to go all the way from my initial ideas to the present stage. Not only did my dad teach me how to use the correct tools for the right task and how to conduct the experiments, but he also insisted on making me redo any step that wasn’t perfect (or close to it). I missed so many TV shows because of this!!! I also need to credit my mom for soothing tensions between my dad and me from overheating.
I worked on these motors for 3 years nearly every week, but now I need to concentrate on my school assignments. Homework at high school is taking more and more of my free time away. Since I am currently going to Senior High School I have almost no spare time and I have decided to concentrate more on school work. However, we still take orders for kits and answer your questions. Sometimes if I have some free time I will also respond to e-mails. I am really glad that my father is offering to help me again with this business. His help allows us to respond to all business matters promptly and keep all of our customers satisfied.
With whatever free time I may have, I like to play hockey (both ice and in-line) and to go skiing/snowboarding (whenever possible). I also enjoy listening to music, especially rock/alternative.
Thank you for visiting this web site. I hope you liked it. I would appreciate any comments you may have.