Building a Perpetual Energy Machine

Subject classification: this is a physics resource.

The following was written by an enthusiastic eighth-grader with some ideas. We know that supposedly perpetual machines don't work, and we've seen many attempts to describe them. Now, is there an assumption being made that isn't true? How would you answer Zachary? Just telling him that perpetual motion machines are impossible isn't very satisfactory. One way of approaching this would be to go into the laws of thermodynamics, entropy, etc., but Abd's answer (see the bottom of the page) will just focus on the assumption that he is making.

How To Build a True Perpetual Energy Machine Edit

By: Zachary

First, I would like to thank my algebra teacher, Monique, for equipping me with the basic knowledge of physics and the desire to learn to formulate this theory. I would also like to thank my dear friend, Nathanial, for always backing up my ideas and helping answer any questions that occurred while creating this work.

In order to create this device, you will need:

  1. One VERY powerful magnet in the shape of a cylinder
  2. A coil of copper wire large enough to fit around the magnet with at least a small amount of room between them
  3. Copper wire attached directly to the coil that is long enough to be run through box (6) and connect to the object being powered
  4. Copper wire attached directly to the coil that is long enough to be run through the box and connect to a power source in order to kick start the magnets turning inside the coil
  5. Duhh, a power source (a 9-volt battery would be sufficient for a small light bulb)
  6. A box made of a VERY powerful metal capable of containing a vacuum
  7. A means by creating a vacuum
  8. A blowtorch capable of welding the metal boxes seams together
  9. An object that is to be powered (such as a small light bulb).

First, you must insert the magnet into the copper coil, creating an electromagnetic generator. Then, you must run the wire through the box of metal, with the generator inside the box. Be sure to separate the box and wire by a powerful insulator so that the electricity is not transferred to the box. The magnet inside the coil must be spinning, so you must run the other wire to the power source for the machine to work. Bore a hole in the box in order to attach the vacuum-generating object. After all wires and objects are run through the box, weld all seams, gaps, and holes together so that no air can enter or escape. Then activate the vacuum-generating device. Once all air has been removed, you may choose to detach the power source as a test. Afterwards, attach the object that will be powered to the remaining wire. It should be activated. This theorem relies mainly on Newton’s first law of motion. In a vacuum, there is no matter to create friction, so motion is constant.

And think, I’m only a 13 year-old 8th grader!

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