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And it'll take just as much energy to lift the arms back to the starting position as you got from them dropping.
Originally posted by DaRAGE
Originally posted by boncho
If it's being powered by gravity it's not a free energy machine, nor is it perpetual energy. Every hydro dam out there is the same thing. Also not free energy, also not perpetual motion.
How is it not perpetual motion? Once it starts going it shouldn't stop.... unless you somehow know that gravity is going to suddenly disappear on us?
Originally posted by Wifibrains
I think a previous poster has spotted the same thing, I'll try to explaine. You only add power to turn the first arm, the mechanics weights and momentum will cause all other arms to follow in a wave like fashion, (similar to the contraption in the second video)
There are lots of arms, all creating energy, will the power used turning the first arm be greater that what is harnessed from all the others? Once it makes one revoltution you can switch it to power itself.
Originally posted by Rocker2013
With respect, I think using the word "impossible" is nonsense, because less than a century ago the idea of us communicating in the way that we are right now would have been described as impossible.
Having said all of that, I still have not seen an example of gravitational force being converted into usable electrical energy.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by Bedlam
See, here is the disagreement.
Have I made the statement that this motor will work? No. I cannot honestly do so. But I also cannot make the statement that it will not work. All I can say is that if it does, it appears it would violate Conservation of Energy.
Have you done a thorough analysis of the forces involved? No, obviously, because you just informed me that you skipped the torque calculations. Have you built one? If so, please let me and others know; it would be a great time-saver. Without either of those two actions, you, yourself, cannot state with certainty that it cannot work.
Originally posted by zayonara
"Impossible?" well certain things actually ARE impossible with the current set of physical laws that have been in place for centuries. Quantum physics is changing things up a bit, but this machine is FAR FAR FAR from a quantum physics device. It's more like quantum robbery.