|Tilt Motor, Experiment 1. A view from above.
Two K'Nex wheels are fastened onto a crude axle in order to simulate
the rolling cone.
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|Above, Left and Right. Although the surface was approximately level with
a small initial push the wheels roll from the first leverage apparatus on the left
side, to the right leverage apparatus duplicated on the right.This is due to the
extension of slope possible through leverage.
|Above, Left and Right. A careful measurement of the height at the starting
position, and at the midpoint of the slope after the wheel has rolled past that point
reveal that they are in fact equal in height. The wheel has rolled without a change in
vertical height. This was possible because the lever raises the rolling surface behind
the wheels, rather than lowering the point in front of them. Essentially whether the
point in front is lowered or not is simply a matter of engineering the track. What is
more important is that the current location of the cone (represented by the wheels)
remains sloped. In this case, due to the simplified design the "keys" are located
directly underneath the track, reducing effectiveness but necessary until a hinged
cone can be built
|Tilt Motor: A Perpetual Motion Machine Concept Using a Rolling
Cone Set on a Circular Pivoting Track
outside rolling ball
would be positioned
over the axle
Movement is easier
upwards than down,
then it functions
with the vertical
drop at the end!
DEVICE: LEFT (TOP
VIEW): Ideally the
spiral would create
nearly horizontal motion
through the inward
curve, since the outer
weight is supported and
the inward weight is not.
In some designs the
outer weight may move
upwards. If so, it may
have the mass to drop,
via increased angularity
of the drop point. That's
the trick! (but I don't
have it working yet,
although the drop point
works with a slight
upwards movement at all