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The Gravity Powered Machine

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posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 10:00 PM

Originally posted by Malichai
Magnets and Gravity are not Energy. They are forces.

I think you meant to say that magnetism and gravity are forces.

Magnets are not a force, they are an object.

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 10:01 PM

Originally posted by DragonsDemesne
The giant pendulum that Yahn Goodey describes sounds very interesting. From a mathematical point of view, that would not be perpetual motion. I don't know if you could actually use it to generate power, but at least there is a chance. You couldn't get very much out of it, though, even if it works.

There is a pendulum like that in the loby of the UN building if you would like to see one.

The thing is, if you added magnets to make energy it would slow the pendulum down and eventually stop it.

Vas

posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:24 PM
Yeah, it probably would. Still, I can't help wondering if there is some way to tap into the Earth's rotation to generate power. That would be pretty sweet.

posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 10:32 AM
I saw a program about a man somewhere in europe that has had a "free energy" device working on similar principles in his backyard for a few years... basicly the idea is a gigantic wheel, with about 150 sliding weights using a lever system...

the side coming down, the weights are out and exposed, making the downward force greater on that side, as the weights on the opposite side are retracted into the wheel, thus making the downward force on that side of the wheel lower

at the top and bottom there's a bar that activates the levers to slide the weights out when they reach the top, and back in when they reach the bottom, so the difference in downward force is different on either side, creating a surplus in energy as there is more downward force on the side moving towards the earth than it takes to lift the side moving away from it.

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 02:27 PM
This man is absolutley amazing!

Like others have said though, lets hope that the big boys don't silence him, this could be the start of something big! imagine having a refined verson of one of these in homes!

posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 10:50 AM

Good luck to Bob!

posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 11:02 AM
problem with the original post link

posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 08:05 AM

Originally posted by DragonsDemesne
Yeah, it probably would. Still, I can't help wondering if there is some way to tap into the Earth's rotation to generate power. That would be pretty sweet.

On the contrary, that would be a disaster if it was ever achieved. There's a finite amount of energy in that rotation so tapping energy from it would slow it down making the days get progressively longer while that energy was being used and there's no recovery :O

posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 09:07 AM

Originally posted by whiterabbit85
I saw a program about a man somewhere in europe that has had a "free energy" device working on similar principles in his backyard for a few years... basicly the idea is a gigantic wheel, with about 150 sliding weights using a lever system...

That's a variation on the 'overbalanced wheel' type proposals that were the earliest ideas and, at first glance, it looks like it has possibilities but, in practise, it fails miserably for the simple reason that it takes as much (or even more) energy to restore the weights to their position of maximum potential energy as was recovered through letting them fall in the first place. These devices do not rotate by themselves at all and it's simple enough to build a small example if you need proof of that.

I've seen designs of devices similar to what you described but they were mainly about attracting investors in their day. The devices didn't work and strangely enough we still see the same scams going on to the present day (it's all about the money) with ever more intricate gadgets that actually work just as well as these ancient designs in producing energy for free.

Here's a 15th century design you could construct with a little wood or metal and hinges etc for minimal expense but don't expect it to do anything.

[edit on 23/3/2010 by Pilgrum]

posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 11:31 AM

Haha, that's a good point :p Though one could point out that the earth's rotation is already slowing down, and that the energy of the earth's rotation is just another nonrenewable resource, like oil or whatever, but it's probably still a bad idea to slow down the earth's rotation by a significant amount.

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