perpetual motion

Norwegian artist claims to have created a perpetual motion machine – the Finsrud Wheel [VIDEO]

We’re not quite ready to call it perpetual motion yet but it is indeed an interesting machine.  Norwegian artist and mathematician Reidar Finsrud is an outside the box thinker that has devised a machine, called the Finsrud Wheel, that he believes achieves true perpetual motion albeit, even he cannot explain how.  The machine reportedly uses a combination of gravity, magnets, pendulums, and a little push to get it started in order to generate continuous motion. Reidar Finsrud explained how it works: “The machine is much more complicated than it appears at first sight. The upper part of the system is, among other things, absolutely decisive for the machine's function. These "blade springs" transfer (steel) a little of the ball's kinetic motion energy and this energy is used

Orffyreus – perpetual motion

What is Perpetual Motion? The Encyclopedia Britannica describes perpetual motion as "the action of a device that, once set in motion, would continue in motion forever, with no additional energy required to maintain it." Such devices are impossible on grounds stated by the first and second laws of thermodynamics.  Or are they? Perpetual motion, although seemingly impossible to produce, has fascinated both inventors and the general public for hundreds of years. The enormous appeal of perpetual motion resides in the promise of a virtually free and limitless source of power. The fact that perpetual-motion machines cannot work because they violate the laws of thermodynamics has not discouraged inventors and hucksters from attempting to break, circumvent, or ignore those laws.  Did Orffyreus