18th Oct '14, 17:46
I'd love to help, but unfortunately I've forgotten everything I ever learned about Maths, Laws and education...
In all seriousness, I can genuinely understand your obsession with such a project, and please take the following advice as genuinely well intentioned - if you don't even understand Newtons 1st and 3rd laws of motion, then you cannot expect to begin to remotely understand the issues at play which make the device 'almost' work.
This is very basic and more importantly, fundamental, physics. It's a fact - these forces are at play in every single millisecond of our lives, and they have been proven by a googleplex of instances.
Nature is fundamentally lazy - expressed differently, water always finds the path of least resistance.
As designers, all that we fundamentally do is to mimic Nature in one respect or another, and Nature has not yet managed to summon up 'free' energy.
Do you accept that gravity is real? Did the apple make your head hurt? I'm sure you do. ...