This page will kind of be for things that I come up with whenever I think them up. You can choose to comment on them or not. If you find them interesting, or problems with them, let me know, and I will tweak them so that they work (in theory).
IDEA 1 – Perpetual Motion Motor
So for this idea, I thought up a way that could possibly allow us to use space, the sun, and magnets to sustain the entire earths energy needs.
The idea is that – A giant station will be put out into space, where super strong electro-ferrous magnets to hold and spin a giant wheel made of something ferrous based (meaning its based with Iron) with enough force so that the static receiver doesn’t overpower the wheel with friction. The station would orbit in the opposite direction to the planet, and would orbit so that it was always within range of the sun so that it could be powered. The station would also be set up with a capacitor type system to store excess energy so that in case it goes out of the suns range. A nuclear reactor battery would also be on board in case the reserve energy runs out. This energy will be built up until there is enough to send down to earth using either light waves or otherwise we could send it down as bolts of lightning. On earth, the receivers will have a capacitor type storage system and would release energy when we needed it in big bursts of energy. These would be send to the power stations and would then be sent around countries. For maintenance, the ISS crew members would orbit around the planet and meet the station, docking onto it and keeping it in shape. In theory this should work, and in order to test it, I would need to build a small scale version of it in a vacuum/anti-gravity chamber and hook it up to send energy to a bulb that, if lit up, would be successful.
Problems mentioned below by Christopher Waugh and Answers
1 – “What you’re describing is not a ‘perpetual motion’ motor because it actually relies on an external power source in the form of the sun, which is a finite resource.” – While you are correct in stating that the device I talk about cannot be a full perpetual motion motor due to the fact that it has an external power source, it is one in the sense that it, in theory, should be able to last us and provide power until it’s power source, the sun, can no longer support itself and collapse (killing us all). In this sense, the machine will last as long as the human race exists on Earth.
2 – “If you’re thinking of harnessing the energy of the sun for use on earth, there have been some proposals that are a little less elaborate – for example using mirrors and lenses in orbit to focus the sun’s radiation and focusing these on receptors on earth.” –
Tell me if you think this will work or fail. I obviously need more research done, but for now this is pretty sound.