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Originally posted by Alxandro
Ingenius idea, but it's too mechanical (too many moving parts) and susceptible to immediate failure.
Coating the metallic ball with a thin layer of rubber will make for better gripping of the wheel, but this will eventually wear out.
Originally posted by R_Clark
reply to post by Ghostfreak1
Yes, and that period is measured in hundreds of years for neo magnets...
sorry to wake you up...
Originally posted by Ghostfreak1
reply to post by R_Clark
I don't think exploiting planet rotation or orbit would be a great idea... By doing so, you'd probably slow the planet down... Not necessarely a huge slowdown, but the balance of orbits is quite fragile... If we slow down the planet rotation itself, it would lessen gravity on the planet, and if we slowdown it's rotation around sun, we would slowly but surely be attracted on sun by it's gravitationnal forces...
Anyway, if you find a way to exploit that huge amount of cinetic energy, let us know, but please, make your tests and prototypes on another solar system
Originally posted by rolfharriss
No if you spin a magnet over a copper coil it generates electricity, this is has no impact on fuel consumption because the wheels are already spinning.
Same as the sun, as per my point, it's going to expire one day. And with it, goes our light. But we don't think of the sun as finite, because in effect, it doesn't matter to us. It's not going to expire in our life time. And unless abused to extreme, magnets lose very little power over a long period of time.