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than you use to create the energy
I don't know but there are several good places to hide batteries and a motor which is a common trick for perpetual motion machines. This link explains how you can build fake perpetual motion machines using hidden batteries and other means:
originally posted by: EasyPleaseMe
How do you think it works?
One of the simplest deceptions is to hide batteries in the device itself. A simple wheel, even a large one, with high quality dry bearings, requires very little power to sustain its motion. Imagine, for example, a bicycle wheel. Now consider how many batteries could be hidden inside the rubber tire. Quite a few; enough to power the wheel for several years. Of course you'd want to use batteries with a long shelf life. Museum displays of such machines are usually in place for at least a year. Some years ago mercury batteries would have been the best choice, but today lithium batteries would be preferable. A small electric motor could be hidden within the wheel's hub, and its electrical power conducted through the wheel's spokes, one of them subtly insulated at each end. Just an idea you might want to try.
Another "in plain sight" method is to put batteries inside a metal cylindrical shell that plays the role of a moving weight. People don't expect batteries to be hiding in moving parts. Batteries can be obtained in flat sheet form, like those used in instant photographic film packs that power the camera's flash. The hiding places are limited only by your ingenuity.
In 1966 he proposed the idea of a hollow molecule, “a flat sheet of carbon atoms bonded hexagonally rather like chicken wire.”
originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: EasyPleaseMe
Most likely the strip of metal at the bottom is a NiTiNol memory metal motor. Bent into an "S" shape with a 'warming' voltage applied in cycles.
The disks are used to capacitively time the rotation speed and regulate the voltage supplied to the Nitinol strip
originally posted by: ItsNotIronic
Also the glass in front of the base is very wavy. You can see the distortion of straight lines as the camera moves.
This might be weak Fresnel lens heating the metal strip. Each time it cools and moves back into to focal area it flexes.