Originally posted by sonhouse
It's a good thing it's not a cirlce, I have had a very hard time trying to get that configuration🙂 The thing that screws up your effort is the magnetic fields themselves: If you have a bunch of north poles all facing each other, distance different or not, you have to visualize what happens to the resultant field, it's like a bush or tree, the fields extend e center so you would have to constrain it yourself or have it in a track or something.
I meant the ball is the sphere.
In the centre of the ball is the south pole and on the outside of the sphere/ball you have the north pole.. Think golf ball with an inner and outer core.
By placing the magnets in a circle with different lengths, i was trying to get across the point that if you placed the sphere/ball inside this circle, the sphere/ball would be pushed away by all the magnets. Since the lengths are shorter/longer, the magnetic field for each magnet would be push the ball/sphere away at varying strengths.
In other words, the sphere/ball would move around inside the circle indefinitely, never being able to get out of the cirlce but always being pushed in some random direction.
A perpetual motion device!
Now, place a generating device under the whole contraption that works on compression so that as the ball rolls over it, it converts the compression to electricity!
A perpetual energy Device!!
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