Perpetual Motion Machine

I met David Jones (1938-2017), aka Daedalus through a good friend of mine who knew him well. He was an extraordinary mind and also a practical engineer able to design and make complex machines and artefacts that illustrated some of his ideas, the best example of this being is his Perpetual Motion Machine, now in the vestibule of the Royal Society, which he conceived and built for a New Scientist convention. It’s a fake, and there is challenge put out to any one who can work out how it works. Initially he was resistant to the idea of a film, but gradually came round to the idea, and was an extraordinary subject both to explore and to work with.

Adrin Neatrour. 2009, UK, 26.13.


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