For this project I want to make a perpetual motion machine. These machines were first thought up by Leonardo Da Vinci as a source of infinite energy. They thought that the momentum of the machine itself would keep the rotation going, much like a watermill without the need for the water. This is of course impossible because friction will stop the motion. Even though failure is inevitable, I am still intrigued by the idea.
For my project I want to use a construction aesthetic or perhaps a renaissance aesthetic. I want to use many different devices to make the machine better. I want to use hammers around the edges, liquid filled tubes, and slots with nuts and bolts.
The issues that I may run into are materials, using low friction bearings, weighting it correctly, and time constraints. I plan to have a well thought out system before I start building to avoid these pitfalls.
I am hoping that I can make this project large enough that I will be able to use tools as some of the materials without it being disproportionate.