An Impossible Perpetual Motion Device?! 😳

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  • casper the friendly cooking apple
    casper the friendly cooking apple Před 19 dny +144708

    That's nothing. I invented a time machine next month.

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    • George Varughese
      George Varughese Před 8 dny

      I can't believe ppl ordered that and got ripped off 😳 😭

    • Nick Shamas
      Nick Shamas Před 8 dny +1

      Lol next month

    • A1UpTop
      A1UpTop Před 12 dny

      @Chris I have a crush on my girls sister too. I’d totally trade.

    • D Johnson
      D Johnson Před 12 dny +1

      You WIN 😂😂😂

  • Jacob McDougall
    Jacob McDougall Před dnem +1301

    I would just put that in my living room on the coffee table, put a ball in it and hope my cat doesn’t knock it off the table

    • The Lost Tapes Adventure
      The Lost Tapes Adventure Před 2 hodinami +1


    • Andrew Routh
      Andrew Routh Před 4 hodinami +1

      That’s cat tv right there

    • helllllllooooooo
      helllllllooooooo Před 9 hodinami +1

      This thing makes noise and moves and is shiny no cat would be able to resist it 😀 😄

    • Earl Ware
      Earl Ware Před 11 hodinami

      @I never look at replies lol That wouldn't work, thw cat would just knock the glass box off the table.
      Way deep down inside, all cats are just assholes at their very core. 😐 They are still pissed that they no longer rule the world. That and the whole opposable thumbs thing.

    • Mini_2327
      Mini_2327 Před 14 hodinami

      Your cat:

  • Akupara
    Akupara Před 2 dny +163

    For those still wondering. A bit of background, it is true that the curve you see the ball take is indeed the fastest between 2 points one above the other called a cycloid but the extra momentum required for the ball to get back to it's starting position is provided by a battery powered electro magnetic force located inside the circular block.
    If you look carefully the ball should not be traveling fast when it exits the hole in the block but it does.
    There is a famous story behind this curve. It was the solution to a problem setup by Bernoulli to prove whether Liebnitz invented Calculus before Newton did, as the solution required Differential Calculus to solve.
    Newton solved the problem in one night and published the solution anonymously but Bernoulli famously said the quote "We know the lion by it's claw" figuring out the the anonymous person was indeed Newton.
    ( Brachistocrone is a type of cycloid, when explaining mathematical geometric concepts you use cycloid not brachistocrone)

    • Lucas Ribeiro
      Lucas Ribeiro Před 4 hodinami

      That curve has a name, it's name is brachistochrone.

    • Brendan R
      Brendan R Před dnem

      "but the extra momentum required for the ball to get back to it's starting position is provided by a battery powered electro magnetic force located inside the circular block."
      That makes this video of his seem like a scam itself. This information should have been provided in the video.
      The ball doesn't seem to be moving especially fast after leaving the hole, but it does seem like it has more momentum/force coming up the curve than a drop from that height might provide.

    • Stefano Bajos
      Stefano Bajos Před dnem

      Man thank i was looking at this confused cuz the ball was moving unnaturally fast

    • Jeb the Destroyer
      Jeb the Destroyer Před dnem

      @Steven Cowan I saw the full video he features this in. Looks like theres a magnet in the base to give the marble a boost.

    • Steven Cowan
      Steven Cowan Před dnem

      @Jeb the Destroyer for it to be solely gravity powered, you would need to completely remove friction from the system, and any heat losses, and any other energy losses. By definition a gravitational force alone can not impart enough energy to get any higher than the initial drop height. In order to do that you have to add energy to the object *somewhere*.

  • Kimo Perry
    Kimo Perry Před 23 hodinami +238

    Yea there’s some method of acceleration happening as it slips into the hole. It would defy those laws being able to drop from a height and slide down ramp then launch back up to equal height

    • Kimo Perry
      Kimo Perry Před 3 minutami

      @house rental542 totally, but you would use electromagnets

    • house rental542
      house rental542 Před 17 minutami +1

      @huepix it would have to be an electromagnet, as a normal magnet cannot add energy to a closed system

    • house rental542
      house rental542 Před 18 minutami +1

      @Kimo Perry you could not use magnets because the repelling force becomes a static electrical field almost immediately and since that adds no energy to a closed system it could not counter gravity

    • Samuel Ashcroft
      Samuel Ashcroft Před 26 minutami

      @huepix magnets don't push

    • b01brdcst
      b01brdcst Před hodinou

      Definitely magnets. Is like a rail cannon. So by definition is not a perpetual movement machine since has another force acting on it.

  • Max Amps
    Max Amps Před dnem +23

    there's probably an hall effect or electromagnet field sensor there and an an electromagnet gets activated to boost the balls.

    • Windows XP autumn wallpaper is a superior choice
      Windows XP autumn wallpaper is a superior choice Před 3 hodinami +2

      @domzdaman373 *sigh* no, try it

    • domzdaman373
      domzdaman373 Před 5 hodinami

      It’s just gravity doing it’s job. That’s it.

    • Anton Firsov
      Anton Firsov Před 18 hodinami +1

      @Brandon Boudreau to get ball back on the platform at first you must overcome the same amount of gravity force plus friction and aerodynamics.

    • Brandon Boudreau
      Brandon Boudreau Před 20 hodinami +1

      @NivolDica I’m no expert but this thing could probably keep going forever as long as it’s on earth. The contraption itself doesn’t create the energy but just transforms gravitational energy from the earth’s mass into kinetic energy. So the earths gravitational pull can’t exist forever but it would be enough to keep this thing going for a very long time.

    • NivolDica
      NivolDica Před dnem +2

      @ScottyWestside He literally just explained it in the video.

  • Johnny M
    Johnny M Před 9 dny +15642

    I wanted to get one, but my dad said in our house we obey the laws of thermodynamics 😕

    • srtghfnbfg
      srtghfnbfg Před hodinou

      When you copied and changed a comment from 3 days prior and still get more up votes lol.

    • Gregor Meisen
      Gregor Meisen Před 2 hodinami

      I'm sorry to hear that, Lisa. ☹️

    • Rahul Maurya
      Rahul Maurya Před 2 hodinami


    • Daniel Daniel
      Daniel Daniel Před 7 hodinami


    • Kent Success
      Kent Success Před 11 hodinami +1


  • Mike Stepan
    Mike Stepan Před dnem +267

    “This is unbelievable!!!!” - Nasi (Zohan)

    • Allan S
      Allan S Před 2 hodinami

      I can hear him saying it lol! Silky smooth

    • Richard Lucas
      Richard Lucas Před 3 hodinami

      @hellatze it’s bs it wouldn’t work. Maybe you should study

    • FBI
      FBI Před 4 hodinami


    • hellatze
      hellatze Před 11 hodinami

      Its believable. If you study

  • ibrahim shah
    ibrahim shah Před 16 hodinami +2

    definitely there is something that make accelerate, otherwise droping hight objects never could reach back to droping high due to gravity

  • Emma Schmidt
    Emma Schmidt Před dnem

    Although, technically, you yourself lost chemical energy (and heat energy) through the motion of spinning the ball.
    Still not enough to offset the gain, however, so pretty damn cool.

  • chuckr1951
    chuckr1951 Před 21 hodinou

    Air and contact friction will quickly slow this down. Either use a non-ferromagnetic bearing or remove the hidden battery, and it won't work. Very cute though.

  • Vincent Thien Pandey
    Vincent Thien Pandey Před 16 dny +33176

    The hardest thing about designing a perpetual motion machine is figuring out where to hide the batteries.

    • Jmiji Warlok
      Jmiji Warlok Před 5 hodinami

      @Lionsharz Wrong again fool!

    • Jordan Babcock
      Jordan Babcock Před 6 hodinami

      Magnets. You can see the opposing poles as it makes its way down the hole.

    • Jonathan Tanner
      Jonathan Tanner Před 11 hodinami

      In this case it’s not even hard though with a large and conspicuous base, obviously it’s using an electromagnet to accelerate the ball on its way down.

    • The Merchant
      The Merchant Před 14 hodinami

      @dirgenmeister They are if you don't think about it.

    • bigkarl24
      bigkarl24 Před 18 hodinami

      @dirgenmeister magnets don’t stay magnet forever either

  • Егор Григорьев

    This "perpetual motion machine" violates not only the second principle of thermodynamics, but also the first. As they say, the most difficult thing in creating a perpetual motion machine is to hide an electric motor.

  • John Morris
    John Morris Před dnem

    You can tell by the behavior of the steel bearings that there is a magnetic force present. Use a glass marble. Friction will eventually overcome. Very cool contraption though. Now I need one.

  • Brendan R
    Brendan R Před dnem

    Wouldn't it be possible to turn the friction from that into energy somehow? Given it would likely produce a minuscule amount, but it could still produce energy over time.

  • vidya ganesh
    vidya ganesh Před 2 hodinami

    Haha, “its actually impossible”….”although that would be a great concept,doesn’t actually exist” perfect presentation where we love watching and brainiest are gonna look like idiots🤣 waiting for Jenlish professionals to hate me too😅

  • Bryan Turner
    Bryan Turner Před 15 dny +17975

    As anyone that ever had a HotWheels track can tell you, the loop can never be as high as the feed ramp.

    • Toolcollector 99
      Toolcollector 99 Před dnem

      @Brian Race The planets are there, but they won’t be there forever. Our moon seems to go round the earth perpetually, but gravitation produces the tides on the Earth. The tides are friction in the system so the moon is slowing up and consequently moving away from the earth - just very slowly. As for the planets they are producing tides in the surface of the sun.

    • Toolcollector 99
      Toolcollector 99 Před dnem

      An “engineer” colleague couldn’t understand that a gravity fed fountain can’t produce a jet that goes higher than the surface of the source pond. He kept on about the “pressure”.

    • Brian Race
      Brian Race Před 4 dny

      @TheBlackWaltz So I guess planets in orbit are not there

    • Jason Garner
      Jason Garner Před 4 dny

      @Monish Rules friction. Air resistance

    • Jason Garner
      Jason Garner Před 4 dny

      @Rob Ott 😆 It’s not. It’s powered by electromagnets

  • Dr.calibrations
    Dr.calibrations Před hodinou

    Since this only is supposed to look like perpetual motion, how long would this device continue? I.E. if you walked out the room and let it go until it stopped how long would that be?

  • Bee N Bee Machines  Calicut
    Bee N Bee Machines Calicut Před 10 hodinami

    I think there might be a magnet or someone kind of electromagnetic accelerator, and the electricity must be coming through those support rods.

    NBA AIR DOG Před 4 hodinami +1

    It isn't endless... The metal and wood will eventually wear out. If you could magnetically suspend the ball, it will deliver endless continuom

  • Fern Henley
    Fern Henley Před 3 dny

    Creator actually may have made you, me and all of us a part of a clever perpetual motion system. Isn’t that a hoot 🎉

  • Haley Praytor
    Haley Praytor Před 13 dny +3169

    My dad taught me about the impossibility of a perpetual motion device when I was a kid and I thought for sure I would be the one to finally invent it 😂

    • V12 Preem
      V12 Preem Před 4 dny

      @The Dark Lord bs have you ever stuck a penny underneath a hit pipe? lol

    • Daniel Daniels
      Daniel Daniels Před 6 dny +1

      I was pretty obsessed with figuring out how to do it as a kid too

    • moto2016
      moto2016 Před 10 dny

      @The Dark Lord I use a shovel to open worm holes.

    • The Dark Lord
      The Dark Lord Před 11 dny

      @Rich well the laws of thermodynamics are pretty solid. But you’re correct. It’s only impossible for us. If you believe in multi-verse theory, you are 100% correct. Could be that our universe has limitations, but other universes have other limitations. They could be so weird. If there’s an on switch on ours, there can be an off switch on theirs. Which means the laws of thermodynamics could be completely useless in another universe.

    • Jim Mooney
      Jim Mooney Před 12 dny +3

      I lived in a hilly town and used to ride my bike different ways to see if I could find a way to go downhill more than I went up hill

  • DJ McGuire
    DJ McGuire Před 22 hodinami +4

    It has a electric motor that flicks the ball. I know because, at my school they had one of these.

  • Shoopus
    Shoopus Před dnem

    Perpetual motion machines actually can work when using gravity as part of the concept.
    Thing is, when used long enough, it will compromise the gravitational integrity of the earth, and will begin to pull it apart 👍

    • SilverEye
      SilverEye Před dnem

      Lmao, that's not how anything works.

  • crazydumbros
    crazydumbros Před hodinou

    I swear to God my first reaction was "what the hell??!!"

  • TheWassag
    TheWassag Před 6 hodinami

    Makes sense, because of the inclination of the area bring the ball to the middle. That's why it works, but it is not perpetual motion

  • Garrett Hawn-Pangrazio
    Garrett Hawn-Pangrazio Před 4 dny +213

    For those wondering how it works, this one uses an electromagnet in the base that turns on as the ball is coming down, thus accelerating the ball downward faster than gravity alone, allowing it to make it back up

    • Fe Simco
      Fe Simco Před 8 hodinami

      @Robert Silveus He said Etsy.

    • Hulu Hulu
      Hulu Hulu Před 18 hodinami

      @Dr. feelgood. right):

    • Fe Simco
      Fe Simco Před 18 hodinami +1

      @Dr. feelgood. What is the "free Energy theory"?

    • Dr. feelgood.
      Dr. feelgood. Před 18 hodinami

      Is the free Energy theory out the window because he’s using a magnet?

    • Robert Silveus
      Robert Silveus Před 18 hodinami +1

      That is cool. I want one. Where?

  • m33tball
    m33tball Před dnem

    The reason this works in perpetuity is because there's no existent load. As soon as u introduce a load, and divert the energy somewhere else, the system will stop all together. However I don't understand why we can't develop generators that are powered by gravity and magnets. A generator like that would function for a very long time albeit with a low power output.

  • broken_vessel
    broken_vessel Před 2 dny

    Hey Chris! Do you think you could start putting links to all this cool stuff in your descriptions? That'd be awesome.

  • Alex Mutchler
    Alex Mutchler Před 2 dny

    It’s battery powered for those wondering. It had a magnetic assist pushing it up the ramp.

  • Brian Griffin
    Brian Griffin Před 2 dny

    See how it lands short of the hole on the disc? that's the small loss of energy. Then it seems the concave disc "pushes" the final inch to the hole, even if passing a couple times. Fun.

  • Yakigami
    Yakigami Před 14 dny +2083

    For those wondering, the ramp is powered with electric, that's why it's able to shoot that ball

    • yomuthafuckinmomma
      yomuthafuckinmomma Před 6 dny

      @R&Y creative unless... the magnet pulls the bearing at the top of the rails (just as it passes through the hole) then the gravity pulls it through the pull of the magnet passes half point. 🧐

    • SpeedyWithS
      SpeedyWithS Před 13 dny

      @Rishit ok yeah idk why I didn't think of that

    • Rishit
      Rishit Před 13 dny

      @Anthony Testagrossa sure sure 🤣🤣. No matter how smooth your surface is you can never get a frictionless surface. And you say very confidently that it's stays in motion. An object can only be stopped if it experiences a component of force opposite to its velocity and there are multiple forces doing that job. Gravity, friction, air resist, etc. Gravity does help it speed up but once the ball goes uphill it works as a resistive force. So yeah PERPETUAL MOTION ISNT A THING.

    • Rishit
      Rishit Před 13 dny

      @SpeedyWithS doesn't matter. When ball goes up the ramp wouldn't it's heavy weight slow it down then?

    • Pete Smith
      Pete Smith Před 13 dny

      @Collander You say that but it's getting touch detecting sarcasm nowadays since people believe this stuff.

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboi Před 2 dny

    There is some kind of thing adding force. The ball is rising higher than it’s initial position, meaning it is gaining force from something.

  • Grant Short
    Grant Short Před 8 hodinami

    What if they were copper balls, each containing rare earth cores that attracted electrons and as the ball was thrown into the upper chamber passes by the flux lines of magnets to create a tiny amount of electricity?

  • James maddison
    James maddison Před 21 hodinou

    Over time friction, air resistance, temperature etc no matter how minute it is, will bleed the energy out of this system. Could do the math to figure out how long that'd take if I had all the info needed to make that determination

  • Elijah Wilensky
    Elijah Wilensky Před 2 dny

    Boy, that sure is weird. It kinda seems like the marble speeds up way faster than it slows down, even though the force of gravity is constant. Almost like gravity isnt what makes this thing go.

  • Laservoid
    Laservoid Před hodinou

    A cool idea would be to put this in the middle of a random forest, hidden, and to come back to it like 20 years later to see if its still going

  • Tango Bodhi
    Tango Bodhi Před 2 dny

    Using gravity as the acceleration 'force' if the mass of the ball and track curve, length, and friction were all properly calibrated to a high standard, it could very possibly be using to accelerate and maintain a weighted wheel to turn a shaft to then generate electricity. Of course it would require maintenance so it wouldn't be perpetual. Just an off the cuff idea.

    • SilverEye
      SilverEye Před 2 dny +1

      It's not possible. There will always be loss to friction, and what's worse, this device actually requires the ball to jump even higher than the point from which it's dropped.

  • typical slow
    typical slow Před dnem

    A perpetual motion machine just doesn’t stop moving in which if placed in a zero energy loss environment meaning you removed the friction so all you would need to do is take a pole and spin it far away from any planets to the point where the gravitational force would take to the end of the universe making a sort of perpetual motion machine

  • Valentin Cadilhac
    Valentin Cadilhac Před dnem

    Verry cool 3d compositing you got here! The patern on the table makes the tracking verry good but a bit obvious.

  • ZealKingdom
    ZealKingdom Před 5 dny +1755

    I can picture Homer Simpson giggling at this thing for hours.

    • David Simmons
      David Simmons Před 2 dny

      @Love I always knew Homer was my spirit animal 😂

    • P Zeid
      P Zeid Před 3 dny

      Guess we‘re all Homer Simpson?

    • Love
      Love Před 3 dny

      @David Simmons that was your higher self saying hehehehehe.

    • Outdater
      Outdater Před 3 dny

      I can picture me giggling at this thing for hours

    • SooMajor
      SooMajor Před 3 dny

      @DIY Chad that was family guys problem. They could never deliver a good laugh without trying too hard

  • R.A.W.R.NEWS.T.V.
    R.A.W.R.NEWS.T.V. Před 2 dny +8

    For everyone out there in life remember in order to go up you must go down. Also remember this when you have ups and downs in life, they get you a lot places quicker than if you were just a travel in a straight flat plane

  • Rodolfo Mestieri
    Rodolfo Mestieri Před 14 hodinami

    Muito simples, a gravidade age como energia e sim, aparentemente durará para sempre tecnicamente.

  • venkat thecontender
    venkat thecontender Před dnem

    The lost energy is replaced by gravitation from circumference where the ball falls to the centre where the ball falls through hole.

  • Brandon Loy
    Brandon Loy Před 16 hodinami

    Electro magnets in the wood base in reverse polarity.
    As the metal ball falls down the steep grade its speed forces it close to the magnet and slight lateral angle ensures it stays on the track as it passes over the resisting force. Once over the magnet it gains significant speed and is able to make it back up the ramp with enough velocity to complete the jump back into the upper bowl.

  • SD StarkWeather
    SD StarkWeather Před 16 dny +2952

    A great man once said “the most difficult part of perpetual motion is finding new ways to hide the battery”

    • Switch Deck
      Switch Deck Před 12 dny

      It uses a magnet not batteries.

    • M C
      M C Před 12 dny

      @Jski check out his channel - he takes it apart and shows the batteries/magnet at the bottom.

    • Kerem Bildik
      Kerem Bildik Před 12 dny


    • Darkened Unknown
      Darkened Unknown Před 13 dny

      @Jski egg

    • The Big Sad
      The Big Sad Před 14 dny +1

      Its powering the magnets for it to keep moving

  • Michael Tamburello
    Michael Tamburello Před 2 dny

    Gravity is the "secret sauce" behind this device. Hint: Perpetual motion must first rely on something perpetual. Gravity!

    • Arnaud Installe
      Arnaud Installe Před dnem

      No, perpetual motion doesn't exist. Gravity doesn't change that. It's due to the second law of thermodynamics.

  • Anthony Armstrong
    Anthony Armstrong Před 2 dny

    Can you try an experiment how about 4 layers of this with each hole having a small "button" let's say that works like a wheel on a hydroelectric generator that stores energy as the ball passes through. Then as it passes through each successive hole it builds enough energy to turn the electromagnet on for the split second needed then transfer the extra power generated into a storage cell. I would imagine this would require slightly larger scale so the weight of the bearing is enough to trip the trigger and still come back up to the top

  • Jms
    Jms Před 4 hodinami

    It has a set of batteries inside the circle base that creates a magnetic field attracting the metal spheres. It wouldn't work if you use a marble.

  • Wilson Manch
    Wilson Manch Před 11 hodinami

    Probably multiple stage magnetic ramp toward the end where the ramp start curving upwards, before the ball starts converting Kenetic energy to height.

  • mustang607
    mustang607 Před 19 dny +33455

    Perpetual motion, as long as you keep the batteries charged.

    • Eff Yoo
      Eff Yoo Před 22 hodinami

      @Cookie Monster hahahahahahaha.

    • Eff Yoo
      Eff Yoo Před 22 hodinami

      @Cookie Monster you obviously are.

    • Cookie Monster
      Cookie Monster Před 22 hodinami

      @PrivateEyeYiYi so the electromagnetic point oscillate between on ad off in a brushless motor? I always thought it to be the North of the center pole being skipped around by interaction with other positive points

    • Cookie Monster
      Cookie Monster Před 22 hodinami

      @this account isn't real magnet looses it's charge!? I work with electronics and soldering. Once I pointed my hot hair station to a magnet and it lost its magnetism. This is a natural reaction when a magnet is exposed to heat. Other way is by "wearing off" its magnetism, which I think is what you mentioned, if not, this is the first time I heard being called as energy the magnetic force.

    • Cookie Monster
      Cookie Monster Před 23 hodinami

      @Eff Yoo this has nothing of simple. Phisics aren't simple

  • Wolfie_Toonz
    Wolfie_Toonz Před 2 dny

    Two things:
    First off, it does not make sense to me how the beads are able to reach a height greater than what they were dropped at.
    Secondly, since the beads will always make it back to the tray, how is that not perpetual motion?
    Like it doesn’t make sense for it to be perpetual, but if the beads will always come back to that hole, then they will roll down and shoot back up.

  • Christian Rogers
    Christian Rogers Před dnem

    Interesting... If something like that was built on a large scale, could we find a way to generate energy as it's flying back into the bowl?

    • SilverEye
      SilverEye Před dnem

      Nope. It runs on batteries.

  • Talentless Gamer
    Talentless Gamer Před 4 hodinami

    Perpetual Motion Machines do work, our understanding of any theory including the laws of thermodynamics. For instance, UFOs caught on camera have no visible means of propulsion but somehow move faster than the fastest planes known to man and hover above the ground. Our current understanding of everything is wrong.

  • Colin Java
    Colin Java Před 18 hodinami

    It's not technically perpetual motion, when the magnets stop working the balls will come to a stop.
    I'm sure it would go for a very long time though.

  • Saturn666
    Saturn666 Před 16 dny +3053

    It looks unnatural, because it is. That's not normal drop acceleration, so there has to be something in the frame that speeds it up. The wooden base is also suspiciously thick

    • Ryan Lynch
      Ryan Lynch Před 10 dny

      @Blair Johnson but after reading some comments it seems far more likely (and cheaper) if it were just a spinning wheel you can't see speeding it up as it passes through

    • Ryan Lynch
      Ryan Lynch Před 10 dny

      @Blair Johnson it would be possible if it were an electro magnet but would also need a circuit board and potentiometer and/or hall-effect sensor that switches off the exact time the ball passes through the field. This all can easily be made very small and run off a double or even single A battery and could be inside the wood but I've never seen anyone flip one over to show the underside so I don't know.

    • Kiwipai
      Kiwipai Před 11 dny

      @ImonShrooms an electromagnet wouldn't do it either. If you turned it on and off at the right times then it could give the ball some extra energy, but that's like saying the wheels of a car is what gives it the extra energy to move.

    • Zreknarf
      Zreknarf Před 13 dny

      @Imperf3kt if you can harness more energy than the gravity added then it still counts as perpetual. similarly if you can harness more energy by moving something close to a permanent magnet than it takes to pull the thing away from the magnet, that would also be considered perpetual. both are impossible. this is an electromagnet that switches polarity as the ball passes

    • Imperf3kt
      Imperf3kt Před 13 dny

      @Aiman Azminovich well maybe but we don't know.
      What we do know is this might be real, but even if it is, it's still not perpetual motion because it is using energy harnesses from gravity.

  • Pi 3 times 14 is 42
    Pi 3 times 14 is 42 Před 4 hodinami

    Eventually after a long time the device would erode away, time kills everything yet time itself doesn't exist!

  • Flying Colors
    Flying Colors Před 15 hodinami

    I don't know much about all this, but is it recharging its potential "batteries" from Earth's gravity ?

  • Joseph Furgiuele
    Joseph Furgiuele Před 2 dny

    Couldn’t you technically make that with magnetic rails with the same charge at the top of the rail to launch it over to the next platform?? Someone reply to help me

  • Budget Bass Wilson
    Budget Bass Wilson Před 3 dny

    Ahh I’m finna build a perpetual motion machine that runs on compressed air and makes its own air as it runs, basically a engine that will run on compressed air and will make its own air as it runs… if I can complete this it may become something larger…

  • Luke Louis
    Luke Louis Před 12 dny +1851

    Hidden under the table is the power plant for this “perpetual motion device”, a vintage 351 Cleveland. That was obtained by going back in time.

    • jacqueline Leapheart
      jacqueline Leapheart Před dnem

      @Rick Krnjaic my thoughts exactly 👍

    • Wan Heterotroph
      Wan Heterotroph Před 11 dny

      @Enlightened Rogue had a 1969 GT350 Shelby. 351 Windsor. Rebuilt with a 289 cam and jacked up the horse power! Fun times.

    • Steve Schartner
      Steve Schartner Před 11 dny

      @Senpai9000 if it’s a natural magnet then it is a perpetual motion machine because you wouldn’t ever loose energy.

    • razordu30
      razordu30 Před 11 dny

      @Senpai9000 No, because that would be perpetual motion.
      It needs to pull the marble down but then not be powered as it goes up the ramp, which a permanent magnet can't do.

    • Enlightened Rogue
      Enlightened Rogue Před 11 dny

      I had a 351 Cleveland in my '72 Ford Torino in high school during the mid-70s. Good times. 😁👍

  • Vovosch
    Vovosch Před 2 hodinami +11

    "IF it did exist, it would look like this"
    meanwhile people in the comments:...

  • yongpx
    yongpx Před 16 hodinami

    there is no way for an object that fell from a certain height to return to a height greater than its starting point in this case, there is a magnet that pulls the ball down hard enough for it to come back up, and if I'm not mistaken, the magnet loses the force with time and such, so it is not a perpetual motion machine, because at some point the magnet loses its force

  • Alex Mogg
    Alex Mogg Před dnem

    Maybe someone will make it out of plastic except for the ball could be magnetic, and the catching platform
    Use a copper wire to make it into a shallow, wide circular loom with a
    Diod,a capacitor and a fused switch.

  • Roxy Snow
    Roxy Snow Před 4 hodinami

    Well technically speaking the motion is only possible with the existence of gravity making this not a propetual motion device.

  • Tekno Hobi
    Tekno Hobi Před 15 dny +1703

    It works as the same principle as the rail gun. Two rails are somehow isolated and energized. When metal ball completes the circuit, magnetism pushes it forward. There must be batteries or a hidden cord somewhere

    • Chris Jenkins
      Chris Jenkins Před 4 dny

      A little wheel is on the sidewall of the drop point. One AA battery is inserted below the top, round dish. When the ball hits the drop point, the wheel turns on and spins as the ball passes through the drop point. That’s what gives it the required speed to make it back up to the top. This boomer conveniently leaves out the part about installing the AA battery. 🙄

      HOLY GHOFT Před 11 dny +1

      @Jeff Hoyt This just isn't true (the simply gravity comment). E=K+U, coming out of the loop the ball has more speed and therefore a higher kinetic energy than it started with, to reach the same height would mean a return to the same value as U initial. A greater final kinetic energy and the same final potential energy, unsurprisingly, add up to a greater amount of total energy than existed in the first place, even when not accounting for loss as a result of friction.

    • Rob Ott
      Rob Ott Před 13 dny

      Uh, try again genius.

    • Jeff Hoyt
      Jeff Hoyt Před 13 dny

      @Spartan Seventyeight buy one and see it's only 139 dollars and some odd cents and cut it apart after you test it and see if I'm a liar...

    • Jeff Hoyt
      Jeff Hoyt Před 13 dny

      @The Tayterminator BINGO

  • James Chanbonpin
    James Chanbonpin Před dnem

    There must be a magnet in the base. The velocity that the ball bearing is dropping is too fast.

  • Siggy Retburns
    Siggy Retburns Před 2 dny

    Why? What happens if they both go down at the same time? As one goes down, it makes a closed circuit creating a magnetic field in the base that draws it half way down. At that point the bead stops making the circuit, keeping the magnetic field from stopping it. Momentum is strong enough to flip it up. If two went down, the second bead would keep the circuit closed and the magnetic field would stop the 1st bead.

  • Kent Reynolds
    Kent Reynolds Před 18 hodinami

    It’s accelerating to fast to be purely from gravity so there is a force being applied somewhere to accelerate the ball

  • Test 01
    Test 01 Před 6 hodinami

    Well, you don't see it, but a French youtuber debunked it : it's powered by a wheel right under the hole to give the ball just enough speed to jump back one the plate. Infinite motion is still impossible, thermodynamics remains unbroken ^^

  • John Sunlight
    John Sunlight Před 8 dny +1010

    The fact that the ball shoots up higher than the level that it initially fell from means there is an outside force. Period.

    • Andy
      Andy Před 4 dny

      @Chris Jenkins
      Apparently there are different versions. The cheesier type uses a motor as you describe and is unconvincing because you can clearly hear the motor spinning. The other kind is more expensive and convincing because it silently uses an electro magnet in the base. Since I can't hear any motor here while clearly being able to hear the ball rolling, I suspect this is the more expensive version. Check out Ramzland perpetual motion video. He explains that his uses an electro magnet in the base. I have seen the motor type knockoff of this device and it's made from cheesy plastic instead of wood and sounds like an electric toothbrush.

    • Chris Jenkins
      Chris Jenkins Před 4 dny

      I feel bad for all of the people that think this involves magnets. On the sidewall of the hole is a little wheel. The wheel is powered by one AA battery, which is installed underneath the top, round tray. When the ball passes through the hole, the little wheel spins and speeds up the ball. That’s it. No magnets whatsoever. 😂

    • Andy
      Andy Před 4 dny +1

      @Flatulent Thunder
      If it was just a permanent magnet and it somehow worked, it would still classify as perpetual motion, except it wouldn't work, just as any perpetual motion devices won't work. They are all akin to claiming you can sustain yourself the rest of your life without drinking or eating anything, but your own crap and urine.
      The only way this device will work to provide the illusion it does, is with a electromagnet that pulses on to accelerate the ball towards it, then turns off to allow the ball to pass freely. A permanent magnet would pull the ball both on the way up and the way down providing a net momentum increase of zero.

    • Jason Omar
      Jason Omar Před 4 dny

      The holy ghost duuuuuuuh

    • Celestial Gravy
      Celestial Gravy Před 4 dny

      @Ethan Hegel yeah, but "dust off the ground" isn't necessarily the same thing as "star stuff" is it?
      Christianity grooms children.

  • Demetri Alexander Mamacos

    you can hear the acceleration on the wire, must be magnetic with solar power or battery

  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler Před 2 dny

    I guess it's just conservation of mechanical energy or work energy theorm in working more generally, nothing is against thermodynamics, the extra height it gains after going through the path is because during moving on top it already has some kinetic energy otherwise it wouldn't have been able to go to that height and fall back to it's original place and on and on.
    Do correct if I am wrong

  • Crangaso
    Crangaso Před dnem

    The ball stays in motion not the device. A perpetual motion device could produce unlimited energy, if harnessed correctly

  • Jeff Antoine
    Jeff Antoine Před 6 hodinami

    Simple physics involving the law of conservation of energy mean this is impossible. The energy created while the ball drops is not enough to propel the ball to a height greater than where it started. It’s quite simple to understand. Simply, the ball is not going to keep going because it loses energy as it goes due to outside forces including friction and resistance albeit minute but also from wind resistance. Magnets will also not help. A magnets will exert the same force as the ball approaches and leaves the magnets field thereby neutralizing its effect. Further, you can see the ball accelerated unnaturally fast as it goes down which means there is likely a battery involved that activates a magnet to pull the ball down and then shuts off before the ball escapes the magnets field. This again means “outside” energy needs to be added to keep the ball going.

  • Ivor Plander
    Ivor Plander Před dnem

    Interesting concept, does anybody know how many times metal bead repeats the cycle? I would say not more than 20

    • Raymond
      Raymond Před 4 hodinami

      As long as the batteries last, I assume that's well over 20 cycles

  • Pontus Berggren
    Pontus Berggren Před 13 hodinami +1

    Battery driven magnets pulls and push. Energy has to be added to lift the ball from hole level.

  • Zane Miller
    Zane Miller Před 7 hodinami

    i had theorized about the creation of an infinate water power generator. it uses a siphon to move water up, and gravity to pull it down, and a shared pool and a water wheel. the water falls on the water wheel cuasing it to generate power, and the siphon to move the water in a shared pool to the top and pour it onto the water wheel. the water wheel turns a generator.

  • eduffy
    eduffy Před dnem

    An isochronus curve is a truly amazing thing. But there are other forces at work here.

  • Ryan Looper
    Ryan Looper Před 13 dny +3861

    I was really confused as to how the ramp could launch the ball higher than the original drop point, then I realized the ramp is powered.

    • Doctor Cthulhu
      Doctor Cthulhu Před 13 dny +1

      @Matthew McClary In a sense it’s efficiency. It’s why we use them in permanent magnet motors, and as super quiet & “frictionless” bearings in high-end equipment. But, again it is not perpetual motion, because they are an energy/momentum source added to every cycle.
      The best *fake* “perpetual motion machines” on the market have working/running times measure in years and even decades now.

    • Daniel Neutra
      Daniel Neutra Před 13 dny

      @Jordan ???? you can also see it pulling the ball to the hole

    • Per Westermark
      Per Westermark Před 13 dny +1

      @Checkmate No - no permanent magnets gets even close to a perpetuum mobile. It only adds kinetic energy when an object gers closer. And takes back that energy when the object gets away. So use any number of magnets and you still can't overcome friction. Only a battery, solar panel, temperature gradient etc can be used to send in new energy and keep a device running for days or weeks - until it wears out or runs out of the energy source.
      But any magic fixed location permanent magnets can still not manage someyhing even "almost" perpetual. You can bounce with magnets. But no different from how a ball or spring can bounce. And every bounce is a bit weaker - not because the magnet wears out but because no fixed magnet can add more energy to compensate for losses.

    • Brian Monroe
      Brian Monroe Před 13 dny +1

      Millions of people believe that there is an invisible man in the sky who watches every single person on this planet; however, most would say that this is fake.

  • peyoyo
    peyoyo Před 3 dny

    Simple guys! This is the mathematical equation that can easily explain how this perpetual motion device works, it involves mathematical equations derived from Sir Issac Newton, and of course a person known for revolutionizing the complex alpha- numerical and sole inventor of calculus, but not only calculus trigonometry was also used by the one and only Einstein! E=mc2 one of the most if not the most famous equation ever in history, but one can argue that Oppenheimer, Newton have had amazing mathematical equations that rival Einstein's famous E=mc2 equation but who am I to say what keeps the earth rotating around the sun while at the same time rotating on an angled axis thus giving us nights and days. In closing I totally forgot what was I supposed to do or say.

  • Bharat
    Bharat Před 13 hodinami

    But it has to have the earth's gravity in place and the acceleration due to gravity should remain more or less the same for ever. The earth itself may get destroyed.
    The material itself may get rusted and the change in friction may also push the ball to roll outside the device. Even a heavy rain can stop it. Or the destruction of the building can stop this phenomenon.
    So the actual Thermodynamics principle still isn't disproved here..

  • Johnny4aces
    Johnny4aces Před dnem

    There's, more than likely, a magnetic mechanism in the base.

  • Rikimaru Ninja Master
    Rikimaru Ninja Master Před 11 hodinami

    It doesn’t violate the laws of thermodynamics because it is a closed system and it is converting the potential energy of rolling down the ramp into kinetic energy to launch and then it happens again and again. Eventually friction however small should drain momentum from the system and eventually it won’t make the jump. However depending on how smooth they made everything, it could continue to run for a very very long time.

  • liachang
    liachang Před 4 dny +1093

    It would be nice of him to give the link to the etsy shop. I'm sure it would boost their sales

    • Brendan R
      Brendan R Před dnem

      @TheJackK!ck Are you capable of speaking without profanity like an adult? Also, HE didn't get scammed and the others who did may have purchased from a different seller claiming to sell the same thing. I don't know how popular this is, because personally I don't find it that "amaaaazing," so it may be possible that due to it's popularity other sellers are ripping it off.

    • Big Viel
      Big Viel Před dnem

      @Steelwix iuu

    • Lukas Prien
      Lukas Prien Před dnem


    • Rodolfo Xavier Neto
      Rodolfo Xavier Neto Před dnem

      Yeah I want one ;-;

  • Goofboat
    Goofboat Před 6 hodinami

    even if there was no acceleration, it still would not be a perpetual motion device. eventually the rails will erode away.

  • leesunlung
    leesunlung Před 3 dny

    I wonder if it ever stops. Can you make a time lapse in speed playing very long hours like overnight?

  • bluehornedram 76
    bluehornedram 76 Před 2 dny

    There's a magnet inside the wood. It propels the ball fast enough to complete the cycle and the opposite (attraction) side of the magnet helps guarantee the ball lamds in the cup.

  • Lionsharz
    Lionsharz Před dnem

    Magnets I guess .... There are a couple examples of magnetic motors too. They use magnets and an alternator to continuously refeed a motor

  • Mikko Luo
    Mikko Luo Před 19 hodinami

    To fix the problems with this perpetual motion machine, i have 2 words:

  • Nikola Paunović
    Nikola Paunović Před 2 dny

    It doesn't work on it's own, it's actually using the energy of gravitation and since that one can't be "drained" as far as we know, we can say this is infinite energy.

    • SilverEye
      SilverEye Před 2 dny

      Gravity isn't energy. And it is using batteries.

  • kẺ đÁnH cẮp NỗI bUồN

    If you pay attention, you will see that the base of that model is too thick. In fact, this model was invented somewhere on the internet in Vietnam late last year. In that base are just a few batteries and a magnet amplifier. Remember that energy is not 100% conserved, there will be a certain amount of loss due to conversion into another form of energy lmao

  • PBnJ Sandwich
    PBnJ Sandwich Před 23 hodinami +1

    Thing is perpetual machines should power with their own energy, while this one functions with the help of gravity and magnets

    • PBnJ Sandwich
      PBnJ Sandwich Před 13 hodinami +1

      @SilverEye oh yes sorry my mistake. Electromagnet

    • SilverEye
      SilverEye Před 22 hodinami

      If that's all it did? Then it would be a perpetual motion device. Or at least be pretty damn near one. However, this one uses ELECTROmagnets and thus also requires a battery or power lead.

  • Oranga Pahikara NL
    Oranga Pahikara NL Před 5 dny +2529

    When he threw in the ball and fliped back i was like “whaaat” out loud😂

    • MeMe WaLkEr
      MeMe WaLkEr Před dnem

      Nederland represent

    • Jay
      Jay Před 2 dny

      @Jason Brady CGI?? LMAO!!

    • Jay
      Jay Před 2 dny

      You do all know that's its battery operated don't you?

    • hauntedhouse
      hauntedhouse Před 2 dny

      @Jason Brady practical effex bub

    • Wassux
      Wassux Před 2 dny +1

      @Jason Brady I don't think this is CGI, I think there are two electro magnets in the base, one that pulls and one that pushes at the right time.

  • Nautique Sooner
    Nautique Sooner Před 23 hodinami

    The problem is using its motion and energy for power…While not the perpetual m in theory its sustainable…Cars running on h20 will get u killed as perpetual motion energy for vehicles…

  • Nox Gabriel
    Nox Gabriel Před dnem

    The only thing stopping this from being perpetual, apart from wind or tampering, is the friction on the rails by the balls, eventually wearing it out. An interesting concept, to be sure!

    • Nox Gabriel
      Nox Gabriel Před 20 hodinami

      @SilverEye Ohhh ok, that makes sense

    • SilverEye
      SilverEye Před dnem +1

      It takes batteries. The friction alone means the ball wouldn't make it back up even once.

  • Terrence Orff
    Terrence Orff Před dnem

    I'm not a scientist or an engineer, but it looks like gravity is contributing energy every time it drops.

  • Roman
    Roman Před 9 hodinami

    If energy could be made available 'free' to all the citizens of the world, our govt leaders would have worked tirelessly with each other to make it happen. 😂😂😂

  • Xornedge
    Xornedge Před 14 dny +6018

    Guys, he said “It WOULD LOOK something like this.”

    • Brendan R
      Brendan R Před dnem +1

      Yes, he also left out the information that there is a hidden mechanism that provides additional momentum...
      That omission of the whole truth is what we call "dishonesty."

    • chantelle.mp4
      chantelle.mp4 Před 4 dny

      @S3RV3R 3RROR yes! there’s batteries in it to power the ramp and give the ball an extra boost, basically.

    • S3RV3R 3RROR
      S3RV3R 3RROR Před 4 dny

      @chantelle.mp4 oke so it is powered by a battery?

    • chantelle.mp4
      chantelle.mp4 Před 4 dny

      @S3RV3R 3RROR nope! gravity helps, but with only gravity the ball would eventually begin to slow down and stop reaching the top. the ramp is battery powered in order to keep the ball in constant motion and preventing gravity from eventually slowing it down. it’s important to remember that while gravity pulling on it could cause it to jump up, in the long term gravity isn’t going to simply give it power to jump higher. gravity is going to continue pulling it down until it eventually ceases motion.

    • S3RV3R 3RROR
      S3RV3R 3RROR Před 6 dny

      @chantelle.mp4 isn't it just gravity at play? I mean the bowl is not flat and the ramp can make the bal fall fast enough to jump back up the spiral platform!🤷🏽‍♂️

  • das sad
    das sad Před 11 minutami

    This is impossible. Ball can't go higher than the position it was. Possibile explanation - a coil with battery inside woodden frame.

  • Jondalar Hoffeditz
    Jondalar Hoffeditz Před dnem

    That’s essentially a Brachistochrone or similar Cycloid with a ramp like thing