Saturday, 5 September 2009

A hiccup, but I'm back on track

I have just realised it has been over a week since my last post, but the reason for the lack of communication is down to my problems with over-used, cannibalised material in my prototype. No progress means I had nothing to report.

It was held up for a while because I have been using parts from previous constructions and the result was a mess with some parts catching on others and locking the whole structure. But not only do I now have a new back plate but I bit the bullet and bought new material for the various parts.

The mechanism looks simpler now without the fabricted joins, bent and restraightened levers and the numerous drilled holes from previous incarnations of Bessler's wheel, and I aim to finish it as soon as possible.

In my opinion, knowing why it works, I think that Karl might not have fully understood the concept behind it and his comment about it being simple was the result of not having had it fully explained to him. I can imagine Bessler keeping his explanation brief in order to allow the misapprehension of the concept thus avoiding an explanation of the finer points of the device. The design is more sophisticated than might be apparent to an observer and an assumption made about its method of converting the force of gravity to rotary motion, innaccurate. Having said that, it is not a complicated idea and once explained, easily understood.

I hope to have it finished within a week. Then what? That is the multi-million dollar question. I have some ideas but nothing is set in stone.

JC

3 comments:

  1. "Then what?" ... "multi-million dollar"

    Is it still about money? :-( John, please post it, post it here, maybe unlinked, and link it from bw.com in your private forum. Announce it to the community immediately upon the publishing of it and you will have dozens of witnesses.

    Many of us will duplicate and verify your work, serving the two most important purposes. 1. It is released freely and unhinderable asap. and 2nd, you have firmly established your discovery of the solution in full.

    If you do discover that you cannot fabricate it the above procedure would serve the same purpose minus the "in full" part.

    I still believe that you have already sealed your role in a future discovery without providing any more clues.

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  2. It seems to me it was, well, Bessler's "greed" (for lack of a better term) which sealed up the secret for so long. Had he asked a lower price and been more open he might have found his buyer, or at least left us a secret decoder ring for his writings to reveal the true plans upon his death. Unfortunately we all know the result of his choices.

    Though I don't begrudge you the desire to make money from this endeavor, I think it would be extremely magnanimous to at least go something like the open source\please donate route, and finally let the whole world benefit from this without restriction. Wouldn't your name go down in history then!! But to attempt too much financial gain etc could lead to the secret's downfall once again, if you believe in karma or fate or any such thing. And then we might find history presents us with TWO obscure infamous inventors, Bessler and Collins, and still no wheel.

    I'm sure you get advice all the time either way...I pray you discover the right voice to listen to and the right path to take, whatever it is.

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  3. Couldn't have said it better myself. I will pledge to donate. The time that so many of us would save when this thing is revealed would be tremendous and worth a large donation!

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