Engineering Group

Disciplines: Engineering
Curator(s): John McIntosh, stnefan andrzej, stefan, ziomal, andy
Started: Jul 10, 2012

Nathan Coppedge
Started by: Nathan Coppedge
I'm interested in receiving posted comments on my more-than-theoretical over-unity device

All the details are provided at the video page, including a diagram of how to turn the device into a perpetual motion machine:

With sufficient knowledge, analysis will conclude that this device, so apparently simple, actually physically operates. It takes a little further analysis to conclude, because it moves from a position of rest, goes UPWARDS, then downwards, and some parts move upwards again, and all parts can return to their initial positions, then this theoretically breaks the first law of thermodynamics.

I'm posting this as a philosopher, but I feel the best genuine reaction might be to accept that over-unity is now possible, in certain highly specific configurations, which often combine multiple principles of advantage for a highly specific purpose.

I can identify the following major principles operating in the device, even as it stands now: 

 1. The lever is seeking equilibrium (minus the weight differential), thus taking advantage of the standard property of a balance to seek level with equivalent weights. 2. The device is at 6 - 5 degree-below-level angularity (256 - 255 standard degree angle) during its entire motion (blocks or stops would be provided in a real device to prevent the wrong motions), after which the device or the next in the series is operated by leverage. Either way, the lever returns to its initial height. 3. The principle is weight versus leverage, so there is a slight weight advantage on the counterweight end, and the ball weight (marble) moves because it is supported by a nearly horizontal track, through which the lever passes through a slot. Thus, the position of the marble is actually on two or three points, rather than one. 4. There is a principle of total imbalance, by positioning the supporting track at 2 - 3 times the fulcrum distance of the counterweight, so that the mobile ball activates the lever (moves it downwards) at every position except when it is supported, via the limited opposing leverage. 5. The device makes use of highly lightweight materials, which might be ignored by paying attention to the main weight differentials. 6. The device begins from a position of rest, and so the only way that it loses energy is if energy is inserted, or if any mass loses altitude. The altitude loss can be prevented, and energy certainly isn't inserted.

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