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Q & A: Perpetual motion?

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Most recent answer: 06/14/2009
The theory is perpetual motion for power generation. If I were to take an electromagnet at a fixed point in a frame and rig a flywheel with permenant magnets. Then using a laptop to control pole switching in the electromagnet I should be able to spin the flywheel through the electromagnetic field by switching the poles. The flywheel, mounted on a shaft, which would lead to induction gearing ( gaining rpm's with minimal power usage). I should be able to spin a frictionless generator with sufficiant rpm's to generate power for the entire unit and then some. Yes??
- Dana (age 44)
Princeton, Ma. USA

Mike W.

(published on 06/14/2009)

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