The Perpetual Wheel

Wouldn’t it be cool if we had self-powered cars, boats, planes, and turbines and don’t have to buy gas? The “Perpetual Wheel” uses magnets to turn wheels that can move vehicles, motors, and wheels that need to spin. It can make wind mills turn even when there is no wind. It can turn turbines to create power. The “Perpetual Wheel” will have powerful magnets lined up on it. The north side (red side) of the magnets will be aligned in one direction. The south side (black side) is facing the opposite direction. Another magnet next to the wheel will have its north facing the north end of the magnets on the wheel. Since the same ends repel each other they will make the wheel rotate. As the wheel spins each magnet will come up and be propelled away. The wheel can use gears to turn other wheels on your car or a turbine. This can even power toy vehicles kids ride on. You won’t have to charge them. So you will never have to buy gas for your cars, boats, etc and pollute our Earth. If we had a big “Perpetual Wheel” at our house we could make our own electricity. I came up with this idea while I was trying to invent a self-sufficient car. I got some neodymium magnets for Christmas and found I could not pull them apart easily. I also saw that they were nearly impossible to make two north or south poles of the magnets touch each other. They really pushed each other away hard. I then realized that magnets would not just work for cars they could turn other things like turbines and stuff.

How Math & Science Can Help Power My Idea

Math & Science tools I will need: 1) Knowledge of magnetism to arrange the magnets in the correct way. 2) Physics – How gears work and how fast the wheels have to spin. 3) Math - Calculating gear ratios and to figure out how much it will cost to build. 4) Engineering – Design wheel and incorporate it into cars and turbines. What materials to use and how far away the magnets have to be.


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    IVALOP I never said it was a bad idea, just that it is impractical. Great thinking! If you keep thinking of great ideas, maybe one day you will get one that works! March 31, 2012
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    Why all the negative comments? Two thoughts here: This contest is called "Wouldn't it be cool if" AND what makes you think these kids know about the laws of physics? All of the entries show that kids are at least being creative. March 30, 2012
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    It violates a law of physics Sorry, but it violates the law of conservation of energy! Nice try! March 29, 2012
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    israel many scientists have already tried to do this exact same method of creating energy. They call it "free energy", but failed at suceeding. It was proven not possible by the Mythbusters as well. March 29, 2012
  • agust97 Great idea! There are actually almost the exact same thing though called Motors. If you fine a small motor this is how those work, and same with ceiling fans! Would be great in cars, nice work! March 28, 2012
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    E'wag I heard scientists have already invented it. Might be wrong though. Good Idea. March 27, 2012
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    My dad told me This idea won't work since it violates a law of physics. You would lose energy because of the friction of the gears and stuff. Some of the greatest scientists have tried to do what you tried too. :) March 26, 2012
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    Jippy I could use some free electricity once the air conditioning season starts. Great idea! March 26, 2012
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    Devaki Great idea! Way to go Jerod! March 26, 2012
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    Joweany Hey everyone I just wanted to say thanks for voting for me. : ) March 25, 2012
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