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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by sensible, Nov 27, 2007.

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  1. sensible

    sensible Guest

    I have a problem with my magnet motor design.
    It is based on a wheel continually rolling down a sloping disk.
    The disk is tilted up by repelling magnets, creating a pushing wave
    directly behind the wheel.

    The magnets are repelling each other okay, but will NOT slide easily
    past each other.

    Is there a way to fix the problem?

    Thanks for your time.

    Mike Flanagan UK

    Please see the model here:
  2. Tim Wescott

    Tim Wescott Guest

    Perpetual motion machine?

    Oh, how ideas persist.

    The easy answer is that it can't be done, by virtue of conservation of
    energy. The hard answer would involve really analyzing all the forces
    involved, to discover that before a magnet can push, you have to pull a
    bit (or something like that).

    Where'd you get the erector set?

    Tim Wescott
    Control systems and communications consulting

    Need to learn how to apply control theory in your embedded system?
    "Applied Control Theory for Embedded Systems" by Tim Wescott
  3. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Perpetual motion requires 29 magnets on your disc, you only have 28. Sigh,
    it's always something. ;-)
  4. Al

    Al Guest

    No, no, no! The number of magnets required is determined by a formula
    which included pi as a multiplier in the final answer. So it will never
    work in this dimension as you can't get a fractional magnet!

  5. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Not, umm, "sensible."

  6. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Looks like a Slowman "design" to me ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  7. Bob Myers

    Bob Myers Guest


    Bob M.
  8. Bob Myers

    Bob Myers Guest

    I forgot to mention - plug that formula into Google, and
    the answers to all of your questions will become clear.

    Bob M.
  9. Guest

    There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch - but sometimes you get
    lucky, and discover half a pizza in a pizza booth that no one wants

    .... and you can hydrolyze it with alpha amylase, feed it to yeast,
    distill it, run it through zeolite, and now you have neat ethanol.


  10. amdx

    amdx Guest

    I think this is the one we need work on, hydrogen from bacteria eating

  11. Guest

  12. amdx

    amdx Guest

    If we had cheap hydrogen, we would find a
    way to store it.
    Not yet.
  13. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    for an actual working model, patents etc. have a look here.

    Best viewed with open mind.
  14. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    The main problem is that perpetual motion machines don't work.

    The 'magnet motor' is distraction for fuckwits who slept through science at

  15. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest



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    reference is to something existing in the real world, it is very handy that
    there is a loophole in the law which might allow the promoters of such a scheme
    to gather a million dollars without the inconvenience of having to issue a legal
    document saying what they want the money for. A "sophisticated investor" is a
    legal fiction. It is someone who is assumed to be capable of making investment
    decisions based on an independent assessment of the risk, whereas a normal
    investor needs to be told things like financial details and projections,
    scientific evidence for scientific claims, and the truth.

    I thought that the relevant authorities might like to know about Lutec, and you
    can see complaint number 75880137 to the Australian Securities and Investments
    Commission here."

    And this was the professional reply from a company trying to raise a million
    dollars from investors:

    Dear Donkey,

    we don't have perpetual motion, I don't mined you having a fantasy. Further, you
    may be able to read the words, obviously you don't understand them.

    Have a shit day donkey crook, donkey moron.


    Astonishing. Also see ...

  16. Um, So I guess you believe that magnets cannot do work? Guess you never
    picked up anything with one? What about solar energy? or nuclear energy?
    They are even better than perpetual motion... its free energy.

    Do you really think that if we didn't have "perpetual" motion that we would
    even be able to do anything? The human body is perpetual motion.

    If you talk about getting more energy out than you put in then its easily
    done and done all the time(many people, your probably one of them, do it
    all the time while "working"). If its a closed system and you take the net
    energy then its a different matter.

    Nuclear energy, solar, energy, and the human body are "perpetual" for all
    practical purposes. Actually perpetual motion is a hypothesis and not a
    fact. It is also not conservation of energy. It only supposes that the
    entropy is 0 and not negative. The 2nd law does state that entropy increases
    over time but technically it could be constant too(quasi increasing). The
    subtle point I'm trying to make is that for pratical purposes it depends
    only on maximizing efficiency.

    In any case, you are forgetting, I guess in your old age!?!, that magnets
    have the ability to do work. Something created the magnets and did work on
    it and those magnets can use that energy to do work(same principle as
    nuclear energy or chemical energy or whatever else). This is why natural
    magnets loose there magnetism over time.

    So for the original post, it is possible but chances are the friction is to
    much for the magnets. One could get practical perpetual motion by using
    solar energy to overcome the fricition. It might not technically be
    perpetual motion according to physics but no one would be around to see it

    Hell, we don't even know if gravity is conservative but we treat it as so
    for all practical purposes. I guess your problem is that you have to
    distinguish free energy devices from practical perpetual motion. The guy
    isn't claiming is device will run for ever and probably doesn't care. I'm
    sure he would be happy if it ran for a few hours.
  17. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    Yes I can, did it the other day. Took a big hammer and....


    and I had hundreds of fractional magnets.

    What's so cool is you don't loose any at all!
  18. Guest

    Try not to think about the magnet moving, use the flux - it has a
    small amout of force, but its moving at the speed of light
  19. Paul Burke

    Paul Burke Guest

    Snipped the rest. It must be nice on your planet.
  20. Yes, it is... I'm my planet people actually use there brains and actually
    read the entire post.

    Its funny how you quote something entirely out of context just to make
    yourself feel smart.
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