Perpetual Motion

In my spare time, I am working on creating a perpetual motion machine. My machine is quite simple, as shown below. This is similar to previous designs (please see Wikipedia for a review), with two notable differences. First, I will use a wooden dowel for the center instead of a metal rod. This was an obvious oversight of past magnet-based designs. Second, I will make greater use of magnets. I think it’s got a shot.


The power is in the magnets.