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Perpetual Motion

I have been doing some reading on perpetual motion. I don't know why. I do find it very interesting. I just wanted to post some links to things that might interest you.

So far I have looked at Heron's Fountain which is not actually perpetual but I found it very interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heron's_fountain

I also saw a video of a cool one that some guy had but I can't find it. I just made a quick (not really good) sketch of the fountain on MS paint.
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You do know that perpetual motion can never be achieved right?


***unless you're moving in vacuum space without hitting anything.

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You do know that perpetual motion can never be achieved right?


***unless you're moving in vacuum space without hitting anything.
its achieved everyday in the mind of some boy, or girl somewhere that wishes to change the world
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The drawing defies the principles of gravity. Just think of syphoning.


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You do know that perpetual motion can never be achieved right?


***unless you're moving in vacuum space without hitting anything.
Hmmmmmm..................
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Hmmmmmm..................
He doesn't mean inside your ol' household vacuum.


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Perpetual motion could work if friction, voltage loss, etc didn't exist. Unfortunately they do. A couple of months ago on FB I met up with an old friend from my youth. He reminded me of all the different designs we tried for PM.

Here's a couple of cool videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZjNbjhxgt4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&fe...&v=zqG-TL0WnjE

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Perpetual motion could work if friction, voltage loss, etc didn't exist. Unfortunately they do. A couple of months ago on FB I met up with an old friend from my youth. He reminded me of all the different designs we tried for PM.

Here's a couple of cool videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZjNbjhxgt4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&fe...&v=zqG-TL0WnjE
That second link is very cool. I watched it all the way though, and designed the next step(s) in my head. By the end I had a very close idea to what they used.

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Here's another one for you.
And Zefrik, it has your drawing in motion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...ture=endscreen

And another
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...ture=endscreen

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Perpetual motion could work if friction, voltage loss, etc didn't exist.
Not only because of friction but transference energy as well like if the machine makes noises. Kinetic Energy in transferred into sound energy and is lost into space.

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So all these in the videos will come to a stop after some time, correct?

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So all these in the videos will come to a stop after some time, correct?
Yup. Entropy is messy.


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The heartbreak of Entropy

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Here's another one for you.
And Zefrik, it has your drawing in motion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...ture=endscreen

And another
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...ture=endscreen
Yes that is what I was looking for! Thank you!
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He doesn't mean inside your ol' household vacuum.
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