How might a motive mass machine achieve perpetual motion?

If I needed to tell you in brief which of my designs I think might actually work,
and cite evidence,

I would bring your attention to the principle that when two equal weights are
attached by cord which runs over a pulley, if one weight pulls with its entire
mass, while the other is supported by wheels set on a track, it appears that the
one mounted on a track will move, in spite of the fact that they have equal
masses. It always takes less energy to push something on wheels than it takes
to lift the same object straight into the air.

Now let's suppose that the afore-mentioned track is mounted on top of a
see-saw. Even if the track is sloped upward by the tilt of the see-saw, the full
weight of the falling weight may be enough to pull the tracked weight forward,
so long as no portion of the track is sloped sharply vertical. If the track is
centered so that one portion is on one half of the see-saw, and one half on the
other, pulling the weight across the track will cause the see-saw to tilt.

Now let's suppose that there is a series of these see saws. Only in this case all of
the weights are set on tracks mounted on the see-saws. No strictly free-fallig
weights are necessary, because when a given weight is pulled horizontally to the
end of its see-saw, its weight acts vertically on the see-saw, which I am supposing
with certain configurations (with due attention to geometry) may be used to pull
another tracked weight.

Now when the first weight is moved manually towards the pulley, its full weight
produces downward force from the end of the see-saw underneath it, through the
cord, over the pulley, and then tugging on the next tracked weight. I am supposing
that since the second weight is on a similar track, with wheels or ball bearings, it
would move with relative ease. The mass of the first weight has been converted
into horizontal rolling motion, which just incidentally causes the second see-saw to
tilt (hypothetically).

When the second weight reaches the opposite end of its track, its full weight    
contributes to pulling another identical weight on a third see-saw.
IF we can see
here that the mass of the weight is always sufficient to move the following  
weight, it seems that the third or fourth weight's see-saw might be used to reset
the first see-saw.

IF the process perpetuates itself and consists entirely of mass movements, there
is no doubt that the machine is over-unity and could be used to create energy.

The concept is similar in principle to a row of dominoes that have the same
potential energy before and after the first chain reaction.

In fact the success of the design depends to a great extent on the geometry. For
more about this, see my
personal critique.

The preceding is a slightly simplified explanation of what I call Motive Mass, one
of five concepts I have formulated to try to solve the problem of free energy.

Originally I supposed that the use of a weighted see-saw would contribute to the
force, since cumulative force from the difference weight would contribute to a
single jerking motion that might be sufficient to move the next weight. Now that I
observe the principle of moving a rolling weight with a weight of the same mass,
it seems as though this is no longer necessary.

The implementation that I think is closest to achieving perpetual motion is
Iteration 2, which is  now available for viewing under
Diagrams 11 and 12 at
Motive Mass Diagrams.

I also recommend the photos of my experiments with Motive Mass.



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Old toy
using a
ramp, cart,
and pulley
motive mass