Originally posted by macb6497
I have been hearing about a long time invention that puts out more energy than is required to power it.
I'm not here to criticize it; I just want to know the input of some of the population.
Here is a perpetual motion machine of sorts:
Atmos is the brand name of a mechanical clock manufactured by Jaeger-LeCoultre in Switzerland which does not need to be wound from its outside. It
gets the energy it needs to run from temperature and atmospheric pressure changes in the environment, and can run for years without human
It will run as long as the sun is burning and the Earth has an atmosphere, as long as it's maintained by repairing any failures or mechanical wear,
etc. There's a clock like this in my family so I've seen it work. So the idea of a perpetual motion machine doesn't seem crazy to me, since for all
practical purposes, that's what this is.
Now what does seem crazy to me, is ignoring that we can make perpetual motion machines like this that follow the laws of physics, and deciding you
want to make one that violates the laws of physics? Why would you want to even try? And everyone who has tried before you has failed, but they've
helped confirm the laws of physics.
So forget about over unity which violates the laws of physics. Just try to make a perpetual motion machine that follows the laws of physics. It can be
done, like the atmos clock.
By the way, what usually happens in the magnetic motor/generator is that it runs until the magnets lose some of their charge, so it actually does have
a measured power output over unity while the magnets are demagnetizing, but we aren't getting something for nothing, the power we measure is coming
from the magnets. Once the magnets are depleted and you account for the energy to "recharge" their magnetic field, the output of the system is WAY
below unity, in fact it's extremely inefficient, which is why it has found no practical uses, but it's a laboratory curiosity to people that
haven't figured out what I just told you yet.
The atmos clock seems to give us something for nothing. Likewise we can get "free" energy from waves and tides, from wind, solar power, etc, but the
sun is the ultimate source for most of that, except perhaps tidal power which comes from gravitational/rotational inertia, so that's a bit risky if
we overdo that source and slow down the Earth's rotation. Then again I've often wished there were more hours in the day so i could get more done,
but I was just wishing, I'm not sure I really want to see that happen.