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Simple Magnetic Overunity Toy

Summary
The Simple Magnetic Overunity Toy (SMOT) is a 1985 invention by Greg Watson from Australia that claims to show "over-unity" energy — that is, it supposedly produces more energy than it consumes, a perpetual motion machine. It is a type of magnet motor. Overview In the theoretical SMOT design, a steel ball is pulled up a ramp by an array of permanent magnets. At the top of the ramp it falls, converting magnetic attraction into kinetic energy. A SMOT-like structure is shown in Emil T. Hartman's patent. Watson claims that a mechanism called regauging happens that allows the cycle to be repeated without the application of outside energy. Perpetual motion ("over-unity") has not been achieved with a SMOT. The ball can be cycled from the starting point of one SMOT to the starting point of a second SMOT (and third and fourth), and by arranging multiple SMOT's in a circle the ball can be circulated along the SMOT's thus giving the illusion of overunity, but the ball can neve
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