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Perpetual Motion

I’m not sure how much perpetual motion you’ll get out of these machines.  But the designs of them are more very interesting mechanical engineering feats if nothing else.

I’m not sure how the falling gears works.  The string one at the end is the most likely one to break in my opinion.  The string will break due to wear and tear.  I very much doubt that these would be strong enough to do anything other then just spin around for some time, which makes them pretty useless in general.  But then again, perpetual motion machines were always useless…

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