When “Superman” creator J.M. DeMatteis and his son, Alex, were looking to make a circuit breaker, they found an article in the December 1997 issue of Popular Mechanics about how the design was developed.
The article noted that a circuit-breaker has an electric field which can bend metal wires or cause the wire to pull toward itself.
The wire bends because the field induces electric current, so the wire can bend, DeMatteris told Wired.
“That’s the idea that we had.
The idea is that if you bend a wire, it can go around a corner or it can flip.”
The article also noted that, “the force of the force is not enough to cause the field to bend.”
DeMattyis and Alex went on to design a circuitbreaker that would bend electric wire.
“We tried a couple of different designs,” Alex said, “but ultimately we had to go with what was in Popular Mechanics.”
To make the circuit breaker, they made a switch that would let the circuit break and use a tiny electric field to generate an electric current.
When the circuit broke, the wire would be twisted.
The electrical current created by the current-generating circuit was used to drive the circuitbreaker, which could then be activated by an electromechanically-operated switch.
The two-story circuit breaker uses an electromotive force to break a circuit.
It looks like a small circuit breaker on the left, and a larger one on the right.
The circuit breaker’s “electromotive force” turns the wire around and flips it.
“You can see it with your eyes.
You can see that the current coming from the switch is coming out the opposite direction,” Alex DeMattes said.
The design looks simple.
But it has been used to create more than a thousand circuits.
“There’s actually thousands of them in the world,” DeMattys said.
“They’re used in everything from automotive parts to a refrigerator to a phone to a computer to a robot.
You could use a circuit to create the power source for a small LED bulb, a simple light bulb that lights up in your house.”
The circuitbreaker works by “shaping” a wire.
The current flowing from the wire is bent and the wire “swings,” which is what makes the circuit-breaking possible.
“In a circuit, the electric field is not equal to the resistance of the wire, so you have to work with that resistance,” De Matteis said.
De Matts team made their circuit-breakers in their garage and installed them at homes around the country.
When a local newspaper wrote about them in 1997, the device was a hit.
It was used in many different applications, including a TV remote control, to make noise and to detect a person by his or her voice, De Mattys said.
It’s also used to help people with hearing impairments, he said.
In the last two years, more than 2,500 of the circuitbreakers have been used by businesses around the world.
In 2017, the Department of Energy awarded $8 million in a $10 million grant to the University of Texas at Austin to develop a commercial version of the DeMatts circuit-breakers.
It will be manufactured in Austin.
“This has been a tremendous, humbling experience,” Alex explained.
“It’s been a dream of mine for a long time, so it was very rewarding to see that I had a major role in it.
I really appreciate it.
And I’m very proud of what I did.”
The University of Pittsburgh is developing an electromergent circuit-braking device for use in electric vehicles.
“The current of electricity is a powerful force, and when it’s strong enough, it’s really dangerous,” said Joseph W. Boudreau, the director of engineering for the University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in a statement.
“With this new design, we’ve made a major breakthrough in controlling current flows in an electromagnetically controlled system, and we’ve shown that we can use it to achieve an incredibly high current-to-power conversion efficiency.”
The Boudoures and their team hope to develop an electromacrystalline circuit- breaker for use on a large scale.