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Old 12-08-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Through a link I just watched an add to build this "perpetual motion" maching the Hendershot generator plans information for 47$, being the skeptical being that I am I go by the old saying if it sounds to good to be true than it probably is. Got me wondering though anyone else seen the add or had any experience with this? What a concept!



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Old 12-08-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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If it were so great, why aren't they making the machines and selling them? Instead they're making money by scamming people out of $47.

There is no perpetual motion machine and no generator that produces more energy than it consumes.

There will always be:
Bearing friction
Windage losses
Heat losses due to electrical resistance (I squared * R)
Eddy current losses
Any noise it makes is a loss in energy

I could go on, but the list would be very long.



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Keep your $47...

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DADGUMIT.
I am soooo tempted to sell you the plans for
ONLY $10.00.
But I have a really annoying honesty streak.

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Where would the energy come from?

In its simplest form, the First Law of Thermodynamics states that neither matter nor energy can be created or destroyed. The amount of energy in the universe is constant – energy can be changed, moved, controlled, stored, or dissipated. However, this energy cannot be created from nothing or reduced to nothing. Every natural process transforms energy and moves energy, but cannot create or eliminate it.This principle forms a foundation for many of the physical sciences.

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Everytime I see this thread title in the New Posts listing my eye sees "Head Shot Generator." Just thought I'd share.

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Where would the energy come from?
From what I read about it, the generator uses the Earth's magnetic field to generate a small amount of power (~300 watts.) I can see how it might be possible, but even the websites I visited mentioned that it required hours to 'tune' the generator properly to produce power.

The question is, would you be willing to spend $47 and quite a bit of time to build something that will then take several more hours to get to work properly?

FYI, 300 watts will almost power a computer so you'll need several of these devices to replace to run a typical house. The point I'm trying to make is that it'll take several man-weeks to just to build and tune enough units to replace your utility provider. If anyone wishes to try and do this, I'd be interested in hearing of the results.
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To the OP, it's a scam as already stated.


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...FYI, 300 watts will almost power a computer so you'll need several of these devices to replace to run a typical house. The point I'm trying to make is that it'll take several man-weeks to just to build and tune enough units to replace your utility provider. If anyone wishes to try and do this, I'd be interested in hearing of the results.
Laptops are usually much lower - 60-90 watts, even less on "netbook" style machines and a custom built desktop can be much lower too. Experimenting at work, we built a Mini-ITX form factor system with a 128GB SSD drive, keyboard and mouse that pulled between 19-25watts on idle and modest usage. When maxing the video and processor we still were only in the low 40's. Now this did not include a display however a LED based LCD would not add that much more.

Of course most off the shelf mini tower or desktop based system would indeed be substantially higher and close to the 300 (or more) watt draw that Marcus mentions.
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Why would AOL allow such a FRAUD to be added to their advertising list. Is this an ethical AOL issue? You bet. Sue !




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