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The following is an email and diagram received from Stefan Hartmann which might be interesting to experiment with.

Subject: SBMOT Steel Ball Magnetic Overunity Toy
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 06:10:02 +0200
From: Stefan Hartmann and his website is

Hi, this is a drawing I just made now, after Helmut Goebkes told me recently on the phone about it. This should really work ! The only problem I see is, how long the magnets last, cause every time the steel balls kick at them and this probably will demagnetize them a bit during the kick? Try it out ! Helmut told me this really works. I have not yet tested it , but it sounds pretty good ! Let me know your results ! Thanks ! Best regards, Stefan.

It should be possible to coat the magnets in a thin silicon caulk compound to prevent the magnets from cracking when they slam against the ball.