perpetual motion machine/device...

ok, me and my friends were chatting on im on diff ways and ides for perpetual motion machines and i decided to make a forum about it. here is probably the best one, make suggestions, comments, and add your own ideas. ok, you have a tractor trailor or and vehicle for that matter, and you attach a turbine to the top with a fan/propeller/paddle like on the boats at busch gardens that catches air and spins faster as you pick up speed. once the driver has reached the desired speed, he turns the engine off and pulls a knob like on a lawnmower that gets the blade spinning from the motor, but in this case, it gets the wheel axel spinning from the fan thing at the top. the air/wind from the speed of the vehicle spins the fan thing, which spins the axle that spins the wheel that keeps the wind/air coming to the fan up top. if you think this will work, have any comments, or, can even test this out!(i dont have the recources) feel free to post your result or anything else you want to say. i will check and reply :)

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Lextone10 years ago
Friction of the tires on the pavement will slow it down to a complete stop.
Yeah it would work for a short time but it will eventually stop. Unless you can find a way to stop friction but then the tiers wont be able to move the car.........
There are other friction-losses - every joint, gear and belt in the machine will cause friction, air-resistance of the vehicle and the turbine blades are a form of friction, all of which lose kinetic energy through environmental heating. Minute twists and bends of the mechanism will transform kinetic energy into thermal energy within the mass of the device.
http://www.rexresearch.com/testatik/testatik.htm

Btw, it is true that there is no such thing as a perpetual machine, because energy cannot be created, it can only be transformed between different phases of energy.

The testatika sucks its energy from charged and ionized air particles apparently, so it is allegely a perpetual machine. But, if there is no air, it doesn't work, so is isnt a perpetual machine.

The testatika is really just a Wimshurst machine combined with some other electric circuitry. I dont know if you can call it a perpetual machine because it runs off of air, but we have tons of it anyway.
crestind10 years ago
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6LAUAsIosjc
I'm guessing this is a hoax?
LasVegas crestind10 years ago
Yes. It's a hoax. Like all video examples I've seen, all sides of it are not shown to hide the true source of the power. A magnet equally repels as it attracts. Canceling one out just can't be done. Notice how the guy didn't spin the stick sample. It would spin better without the magnets.
gyromild10 years ago
The only way for your truck to perpetually move, is by making sure that the gradual lost of energy TO the environment (through friction etc), is constantly replaced by the energy supplied BY the environment. Unfortunately, that beats the ideals of a perpetual machine in the first place..
A.C.E. (author)  gyromild10 years ago
well, archer figured that the wind created by the truct moving(it gets to that speed by the moter, you can feel this wind by sticking ur hand out the windor when movin at 60mph) will move the fan, and, when engaged, will move the wheels to keep up the speed, which will keep up the wind turning the fan, which will keep moving the tires, which will keep up the wind turning the fan, which will keep moving the tires, which will keep up the wind turning the fan, which will keep moving the tires, which will keep up the wind turning the fan, which will keep moving the tires, which will keep up the wind turning the fan, which will keep moving the tires, which will keep up the wind turning the fan, which will keep moving the tires, which will keep up the wind turning the fan, which will keep moving the tires, which will keep up the wind turning the fan, which will keep moving the tires, which will keep up the wind turning the fan, which will keep moving the tires and so on... don u just love copy and paste?
NachoMahma A.C.E.10 years ago
. That might just work, if not for real-world frictional losses and energy conversion inefficiencies.
fizzix1810 years ago
have a look at the Museum of Unworkable Devices:
http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/museum/unwork.htm
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