Australian perpetual motion machine: Don't call it a comeback

And we’re off! Sky News offers a calm, intelligent look at an amazing power generating device that uses magnetic attraction and repulsion to run a motor infinitely with very little power input. The story is quite convoluted and nothing is independently confirmed, but expect this to hit your house “next year” for about “$5,000.” Note the charming young anchor at the end who concedes that this is a “good idea.”

This is a typical overunity device that depends on the gullibility of investors to turn small amounts of electricity into PR and money. Sadly, there is a draw-back. Once friction runs down the device, the investors are usually left with a machine made of brass and lawsuits.