The Legend of Bessler's wheel.
Tuesday, 12 January 2021
The Legend of Bessler's wheel.
Tuesday, 5 January 2021
When I look back over my many iterations to find the solution to Bessler’s wheel, I’m amazed at the variety of designs I’ve tried, but some seem utterly useless in retrospect, and I wonder why I even thought they might lead to success. But trial and error is a great way to reach understanding - and a wealth of experience of failure helps! But sometimes it’s worth looking back at previous designs with the improved knowledge of hindsight.
I’m still working on the Bessler project and hoping to finish it with a working proof of principle wheel. I’m reluctant to share my work before I’ve finished it for reasons I’ll explain, but I’m providing an update because despite recent failed sims I’m still working on the project. There has been some fair criticism that with my recent failed design I did not explain how I arrived at that design and why I attributed it to Bessler’s clues. I could demonstrate what clues I used and my understanding of them, but without a working model they are no more valid than Ken B’s clues, so until I succeed I will say as little as possible about them.
The reason for my reluctance to share my work is because, in my experience, publishing examples of logical clue interpretation, code deciphering and inspired speculation, however impressive I might think it is, receives little positive feedback. I think that people are being bombarded with theories from all around the world and without any firm evidence in the form of a working wheel, it’s just so much speculation and hot air. Everyone has their own pet theories and any one of them might lead to success.
I am making this current version of the wheel according to my personal belief that I know the answer, which came to me from an article I wrote over ten years ago. It’s ironic that a design I considered so long ago and which might hold the answer was missed and its implications unnoticed. But better late than never.
I’m working on what I think is the design concept that allowed Bessler’s wheel to act within the rules of physics. It’s not an amazing revelation, just something that clicked in my mind when I considered three apparently unrelated items, a reported feature of Bessler’s wheel and something in the article I mentioned above plus a detail I had been working on previously.
I feel as though 2021 will be my best shot at making a working PoP wheel, and I’m going to finish it. I had a huge workshop until 4 years ago when we moved house, then it was the garage, now it’s a small corner of the garage, what next? Who knows? So simulating may well be the next step - but only after I’ve finished this build! It it works I can forget the sims. 😁
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