Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ingenius and elegant attempt at creating a perpetual motion machine

The sound of the ball on the track immediately satisfied me that there is friction in this system and thus cannot run indefinitely. Still, it appears to be remarkably efficient and the ingenuity is undeniable. The combination of a metal ball, magnets, a gimbaled rack and multiple pendulums is not something I've ever seen before.

This remarkable piece was made by artist Reidar Finsrud.

[ Thanks Christoph! ]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's helpful to know the name of that remarkable norwegian artist: Reidar Finsrud !
Greetings from little old Germany, Falk!

May 27, 2014 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...

Thanks for the information, Falk!

May 28, 2014 at 8:19 AM  

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