One day man will connect his apparatus to the very wheelwork of the universe [...] and the very forces that motivate the planets in their orbits and cause them to rotate will rotate his own machinery.
Nicola Tesla

The concept of this invention is employment of a downwards moving object to produce electricity.

There is nothing new in this idea, and as everyone before me, I encountered the same problem: lifting the object takes far more energy.

To resolve the problem, I took a different approach and employed balance, leverage and counterbalances as shown on the picture #1. The large circle represents the downward moving object or balance*, smaller circles represent counterbalances (combined mass of both counterbalances equal to the mass of the balance**), black triangles represent fulcrums, and lines connecting centers of the circles represent levers. The leverage ratio is 1:2. Due to this ratio, when balance is moving downwards, only half of the energy is used to lift the counterbalances.

But not so fast – if we try to flip the system around axis X and repeat the move, we will soon discover that the side where balance is located is heavier than the side with the counterbalances; all energy gain will be lost on flipping. It is obvious on the picture #1 that the center of the large circle is twice farther from rotation axis X than centers of both counterbalances.


On July 17, 2014, a solution of the problem came unexpectedly, and I replaced the middle parts of the two levers with a leaf spring (picture #2). As a result, balance shifted downwards lifting both counterbalances and the entire system kept its equilibrium. Later I named it Compound Leverage.


Replacing the balance* (middle piece) with a linear generator allows gravity-to-electricity conversion. Due to system equilibrium, only a small portion of that energy is spent on rotation. Linear Generator ...
My initial statement about the system not inducing its rotation was erroneous, a slight shift of equilibrium from rotation axis towards both counterbalances makes the system to rotate on its own.

What kind of electricity are we getting?


Aiming to reduce the friction, a conventional generator cannot be used; linear DC generator is an obvious choice. Full rotation of the machine takes between 5 and 10 seconds to complete. During this time the generator* performs one complete back-and-forth movement. On picture #5a is a displayed electric current produced by such movement. The graphic is similar to alternate current but 250-600 times slower. Also, the graphic shows interruption in electric current caused by a period between the generator’s full stop and resuming its movement in another direction; depending on apparatus design, this interruption can last from a ’fraction of a heartbeat’ or, like in the pendulum’s case, up to 3 seconds.

We can easily flip the low part of the graphic upwards using a rectifier or generator brushes. Then by interconnecting several generators on a different rotation period, we will get a direct current, see picture #5b. It sounds complicated, but your computer like most electrical devices around you takes AC and transforms it into DC; there is no alternate current inside it. Chemical plants, smelters, steel mills, railways, and subways consume mostly DC.


Can I buy this generator for my home?
Since the Canadian government refused to patent this invention, further development stopped. It will take some more Chernobyls and Fukushimas before you will be able to install this generator in your basement.
Can it be used on road vehicles?

Yes, after a slight modification my invention will replace the internal combustion engine. What kind of modification? Well… this ʺlittleʺ secret I am keeping with me...

* On this page - balance, large circle, or linear generator all mean the same.
** Extending the distance from fulcrums to counterbalances will reduce the mass of the latter still maintaining equilibrium. Such modification shall not increase power or efficiency of the machine but decrease its total weight.

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