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The machine – which only requires a little bit of start-up juice before it creates enough power to sustain itself - works much like a teeter-totter, using a series of sliding weights that, with the help of the earths gravitational pull, force the unit to continue spinning around in a circle.
Install a series of magnets in the unit and tens of thousands of watts of electricity can be produced, an amount that depends on the size of the actual machine.
Here's why: If you let something drop, yes, you can get energy from that. So if you have a weight and let it fall, you could generate a small amount of electricity from that. But to generate some more, you'd have to let it fall again, which requires lifting it back up. And that lifting takes exactly the same amount of energy as you get from letting it fall. So with friction and heat and other losses, you could certainly never get more energy out of it than you put in. You couldn't even get the SAME amount of energy out of it that you put in.
Originally posted by KruelI see no reason why something like this can't work. After all, it's not "free energy", it's simply using gravity as the energy.
Originally posted by halfmask
maybe his readings are just off and it looks like he is getting a bit more energy then he put in...
Originally posted by rocksolidbrain
Originally posted by not_fazed
I don't understand the reason for your remark.
I think the goals behind what the inventor is trying to achieve is worthy of admiration, not mockery.
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
Ive always thought to myself for a VERY long time, why hasn't anyone figured out how to get free energy using Magnets or Gravity? But wow maybe we are getting closer to something like that!
[edit on 9-9-2007 by _Phoenix_]