STATISTICS: Motive Mass It 2

(6 active u / 3 dual-axial u)

(1 u / (1 stem / 2 subcycles))

(equal to dominoes)

motive mass is an attempt to
translate the domino effect into
cyclical theory. Efficiency of 1
seems ambiguous in this regard.
If the tracks are deemed
single-directional then the rating
goes up to 3 infinity.
Motive Mass Machine: A Perpetual Motion Machine Concept
Using See-Saws and a “Difference Weight” Applied to Alternating
Sides by Various Methods

PROCESS: How I came across this idea:

1. I was considering a method to return a ball to a starting height by the
use of a spiral ramp blocked by the paddles of rotating wheels. It then occurred
to me that an efficient method to catapult the ball back up might be to use a
weighted see-saw. When both sides bear weight, but one side is heavier, the
mass of the heavier side nevertheless contributes to force. Thus it is not
necessary to move either of the weights except by use of counterbalance, and
an alternation of a smaller mass, which I will call the “difference weight”.

2. I attempted futilely to apply the concept to the spiral ramp idea, but
quickly gave up in favor of an application of the rather simpler concept of the
weighted see-saw.

3. I devised some rough sketches similar to Diagram 1, in which it might be
possible for the weighted ends to operate catapults on either end of a tube
arcing over the see-saw. Thus there may be methods for the force of the
falling weight to throw the “difference weight” to the other side, creating a
perpetual cycle.

4. I experimented. I placed a four or five foot board across a simple support
structure, and duct-taped ten pound weights to either end. I found that when
the structure was balanced and I then placed a pound of material on one of the
weighted ends, that the force exerted when it hit the ground was rather over a
pound, in spite of the counter-weight, and the use of a less than 45 degree tilt.

5. I completed some diagrams to explain how:

A. In the case of the catapult method, one outer tube can be used with two see-
saws provided that one outer weight is sufficient.

B. As a perhaps preferable alternative to the catapult method, this device
might be used in series, with more than one see-saw, each activating the next
in a succession, and

C. With an efficient use of pulleys, the devices might be built in modular
looping series which might conceivably be made to reset themselves and
continue moving (see
Diagram 6).

D. If it proves impossible to restart the system with the looping pulley process,
a system might be devised whereby the difference weights are repositioned
through a horizontal rotating wheel. Thus the force of the main weights need
only be put towards rotating the wheel, rather than using direct pulleys which
may only have one-time value. This method is not illustrated as it seems like a
method of last resort.

For a criticism of this design, see my
Personal Critique.

Motive Mass Machine Components     

What are the Prospects of a Motive Mass Machine as a Working Perpetual
Motion Concept?

PM Theory



Fluid Lever

Curving Rail


Repeat Lever

Tilt Motor





Escher Mach

Spin Top

Apollo Device

Early Failures


PM Types
Questions, comments, or other
inquiries may be directed to:
NATHAN COPPEDGE--Perpetual Motion Concepts

motive angularity
Motivemass in its pith is a result of the
consideration of simple angularities as
a function of tilt, rolling, and impetus
(see experiments)
white elephant
motive mass logo
modular units example
Modular units
can be
compared to
certain vent

More on my concept of
Volitional math at

STATISTICS: Motive Mass It 3

(9 active u / 6 dual-axial u)

(1 u / (1 stem / 2 subcycles))


If the tracks are deemed
single-directional then the rating
goes up to 4.5 infinity.