How a Simple Magnetic Overunity Toy Works
YouTuber The Action Lab always brings us interesting experiments such as this one where he boils water with his bare hand and this one where he develops a bizarre floating table. Whenever we see his videos, we know they are going to be entertaining and educational and this new one is no exception.
In this clip, the YouTuber explores how a Simple Magnetic Overunity Toy (SMOT) works. This is a toy where metal balls are placed in the middle of a curved ramp and thrown around to see the effects.
The first thing you can notice is that going from one single metal ball to two greatly decreases how long the ball can go forward and back.
With only one metal ball on the ramp, the ball goes from one end of the pendulum to the other for nearly two minutes. But placing a second ball next to it, sees the balls travel back and forth for only 13 seconds.
The YouTuber then flattens the curved ramp and uses a magnetic ball to send the other metal balls flying in the air. He tries different variations of this experiment each one more complex and exciting than the next.
Have we piqued your curiosity yet? Then, watch the video.