OS:Simple Hinged Gravity Wheel

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The purpose of this index page is to present various replications and design representations showing a hinged aparatus for creating an overbalance wheel in the tradition of Johann Bessler (Orffyreus).

These are often referred to as "perpetual motion" devices, though if they do work, a better scientific explanation than that will need to be derived. Perhaps some anomolous gravity principle?

Objective : The purpose of this PESWiki page is to report on this phenomenon and to encourage validation, characterization, then implementation into a practical application.

Validation Status : Not yet validated. Requests sent.

Skeptical : While at first glance visually, the aparatus appears to maintain an overbalance ratio to the right (in the illustration here), count the number of weights on the left and right, and you will see that this brings the balance back into neutrality. Congress:Founder:Sterling D. Allan

Dates : This page was created on Sept. 5, 2007, and last updated Sept. 6, 2007.



Apparently working devices. One.


Apparently-working replication (at least transiently) by


Perpetuum mobile - Shows wheel going around at roughly a constant speed for two full revolutions. It speeds up before it comes to a stop. (YouTube February 11, 2007)

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Perpetuum mobile - Gives it a quick spin, and it decelerates.(YouTube February 11, 2007)



Orffyreus Perpetuum mobile - Apparently a computer model, could be an actual prototype, shows the hinged wheel spinning at varying rates. (YouTube Sept. 2, 2006)

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Perpetuum Mobile - Various concept animations, including several of the simple hinged idea. (YouTube Aug. 8, 2007)


At PESWiki

Image:Bike replica of Chas Campbell gravity wheel 95x95.jpg

Directory:Chas Campbell Generator:Disproved - It turns out that the Australian inventor who made Channel 10 News in July, demonstrating an alleged overunity generator with input of 800 Watts, running 3500 W output, operating a drill, a saw, and other appliances was apparently doing so via a flywheel effect, not because of harnessing some free energy source.

Image:ScottFHall Old Indian Gravity Wheel 95x95.jpg

Directory:Scott F. Hall > OS:Scott F. Hall:Old Indian Gravity Wheel - This gravity wheel is composed of metal balls inside slants within wood, which keep the wheel off-balance, apparently resulting in rotation on its axle. The rotation speed is said to fluctuate up and down, as the motion switches back and forth from kinetic to overbalance.

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See also

Directory:Gravity Motors

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