by Jibbguy
June - July 2008

from OpedNews Website





Part One

June 24, 2008


Free Energy?

In this series of articles, we will attempt to examine several "Free Energy" devices, and explain their workings in a very simplified way, while discussing the proposed theories behind them. A


lso, we will take a look at the new inventors and researchers working within the Open Source Energy movement, and how Internet collaboration has changed the face of invention…


With selected interviews with some of the most important players in the movement today.

The proposition here being that there are many new devices being developed using clean, cheap, and limitless forms of energy to power them: And that these devices may have the capability to change all our lives for the better.


They are a new breed of electro-magnetic and magnetic motors and other devices that run on very little current, but which can provide both mechanical work and electrical output in excess to the energy that is put into them. Many of these fascinating inventions have been around for over 20 years now, and there are literally hundreds of patents on devices having such claims.


A few, in 2008, are finally coming into the initial marketing, operational, and manufacturing stages. These highly varied inventions have three characteristics in common: They are all outside of the scientific mainstream, are rarely reported on by the media, and are lighting-rods for controversy and skepticism.

A word about "Free Energy", a "buzz word" which will come up often: This is a highly controversial term, even amongst those who believe it is possible to extract large and useful amounts of energy by unconventional means.


The word "Free" could imply there is no cost and is somehow "magical". That is not correct, perhaps "cheap" is a better term, and the well-documented science behind many of them certainly is not "magic". These devices will of course cost money, and there will be significant limitations to their efficiency and effectiveness, especially until they are developed further.


"Free" also pertains to the fact that they are all "pollution free", using no external chemical fuels and often requiring much less electricity to operate than they output (or least being much more efficient than "traditional" means).


But perhaps the most accurate use of the word "Free" would relate to the change in society that these inventions would bring: Freedom from the electrical grid and filling stations… freedom from an economy built on "scarcity"... and freedom from the need to pollute our planet to maintain a high level of civilization.

These devices and principles may sound wildly optimistic, perhaps even too good to be true… and possibly they are.


But please note, it is not the science behind them that is holding most of them back: It is the paradigm of the society in which we live that is stopping them from eventually becoming every-day home appliances, industrial processes, and utterly clean power sources.



A Brief Intro - Magnetic Motors and Related Solid-State Devices

Most of the new "magnetic motor" devices work by exploiting previously unexplored aspects of magnetism and/or inductance.


By "thinking out of the box", their inventors have managed to create devices that side-step, and even use for gain, the biggest problem that traditional electric motors face: What is commonly called "Back EMF", or more accurately, "Counter Electro-Magnetic Force".


CEMF is the counter-current that is produced by the rotation of a motor in a magnetic field, and is what has, up until now anyway, stopped motors from being truly efficient. The higher the rotation rate of the motor, the greater the CEMF opposing it: Creating a natural brake and barrier to true energy efficiency.


What several inventors have done, is find clever ways to get around most or all of the CEMF, thereby greatly increasing the efficiency of the motor.


As a bonus in some cases, excess electrical energy gained from the CEMF itself has been harnessed and taken out of the system as generated electrical power, besides the mechanical work being done by the turning motor shaft. For this reason, most of these devices would be more accurately termed "motor-generators".

It has been seen with the designs of some of these devices, that a rotor can be made to move and do useful work using little more than carefully placed magnets (or combinations of permanent magnets and precisely-pulsed electro-magnets).


Other, more traditional designs utilize the principals of "Variable Reluctance" (changing the magnetic "resistance" within a motor during operation), to lower current draw greatly: Creating motors with efficiencies undreamed of before (as developed by Dr. Peter Lindemann and others).


Some designs are complex hybrids of these technologies or others, such as electro-static energy. When these turning motor shafts are used to generate electricity, the result can be more total power outputted than was put in.


Some of these devices have been reportedly made to be "self-runners": Powering themselves from their own electrical output, creating self-contained "fuelless" electrical and/or torque generating systems… motors with the capability to run as long as their mechanical parts can last, without any external input of energy.

Equally important and promising as the very high-efficiency or "free energy" magnetic motors, are new non-rotating devices that work via the interaction of inductance (specially designed coils and transformers), capacitance, and magnetism. Through clever manipulation of magnetic fields, useful electrical power can be extracted from these devices that exceeds the observed power that was put into them.


Col. Tom Bearden's device, the "M.E.G.", is one such invention that is very well documented. It looks much like a transformer with large magnets attached… Yet it has been demonstrated successfully and repeatedly to produce more energy than it consumes.


Perhaps another, much more controversial one, is now known famously in the Open Source Energy movement as the "TPU" ("Toroidal Power Unit"), a device shrouded in mystery which has become an urban legend due to the fantastic "You Tube" videos regarding it.


The TPU is purported to be first developed by a California inventor named Steven Mark in the 1990's, but Mr. Mark has since disappeared or gone into reclusion. Although the original TPU devices have all been lost, there is a large Internet cooperative project in the Open Source movement to reproduce it.


The amazing thing about the TPU is, without any moving parts, a device weighing about 30 pounds could supposedly generate over 1,000 Watts of power, using only a small excitation circuit powered by a 9-volt battery (…this according to several witnesses, including reputable electronic engineers).


Besides the impressive power output, the TPU was reported to have the very strange gyroscopic tendency of resisting physical movement of the device… It "pushed back" with resistance when moved, suggesting that a circular magnetic flux vortex was created within the toroidal ("doughnut") shape when operating. It and the M.E.G. both appear to act as "motor-generators", but with no moving parts.


It is important to note that Col. Beardon's M.E.G. is a verified working device, and the TPU is as yet unverified.

These systems, whether solid-state or motive, often have what is called "COP > 1" (a "Coefficient Of Performance greater than One" also often called "Overunity")… meaning that they produce more energy than is observably put into them.


Well, this is of course "impossible" under current scientific dogma and by the "Laws of Thermodynamics": Until one considers that the form of energy these devices may be tapping into is not traditional or observable by ordinary means.


The motive force is most often thought to be that illusive and seemingly "magical" form which is known by many names:

  • Zero Point Energy ("ZPE")

  • Etheric Energy

  • Orgone

  • Energy from the Vacuum

  • Radiant Energy,

...and many others.


It is energy that comes from the surrounding "ether", or residing within the "quantum sea" of n-space if you prefer.


Others believe in the case of some devices, that it is energy coming from the Earth's magnetic field. This highly controversial subject (even among its proponents) has caused some uproar in past years. We have sometimes heard about a few highly publicized frauds, and their inventors' or promoters' wild claims made without any real proof to back them or even a working device prototype, for that matter.


But this is inevitable with any new and rarely studied technology.


The hand-full of frauds and honest but deluded dreamers have the unfortunate effect of clouding and tarring the entire subject… and they are often covered by the media while other legitimate and serious alternative energy devices are not.


But it is important to note that by far the majority of these alternative energy devices are not frauds or unrequited dreams… many of them have been duplicated, proven, and observed to work as promised by respected members of the scientific community… producing cheap and clean energy "from the air" so to speak. Amazing? Incredible (literally..)? Perhaps…


But hundreds of legitimate scientists have now observed operation of these devices, and are forced to admit that there is indeed something unique going on here… something that traditional science cannot easily explain without embracing new theories in Physics.


And because of the Open Source Energy movement on the Internet, many independent researchers (garage tinkerers and shade-tree mechanics, would-be inventors, and electronics hobbyists) have duplicated these devices themselves with widely differing results.

There are many, many designs for non-traditional "magnetic motors", some that are simply more efficient than traditional types (but still with a COP <1), and some that exhibit "true overunity".


The Adams motor/generator is one such device, invented by the late brilliant New Zealand inventor Robert Adams.


This fairly simple design lends itself well to reproduction, and is a favorite of home "Free Energy" electronic enthusiasts. Similar motor-generators using magnetism as the motive force were invented by,

  • Howard Johnson

  • Robert Teal

  • E.V. Gray

  • Joseph Newman

  • John Bedini

  • Paul

  • Bruce de Palma

  • Teruo Kawai

  • Dr. Peter Lindemann

A few companies are now attempting to manufacture and market their overunity-claiming inventions, such as Lutec Ltd. of Australia, and the Steorn Group of Ireland.


And in June 2008 , a new 300 horse-power self-running magnetic engine using permanent magnet pistons called the "Magforce" was unveiled by a company in Korea: Shinyeon.


Although very little is known of this device yet at the time of this writing, it appears to be on the fast-track for mass production… A true milestone in history if this happens.


And there are many other inventors and their devices not mentioned here but which may be equally effective and valid.

One of the most unique of these working motor-generators is the Testatika device, which is being developed by the Methernitha religious community located near Berne, Switzerland.


The now-deceased inventor and leader of the commune, Paul Baumann, created a device that can generate electricity without any external fuel.


It works on a principal of high static electrical charge created by a "Wimshurst"-type electrostatic generator (counter-rotating metal disks creating huge static charges), which is then converted into useful power using a unique collection of coils, capacitors, and other components.


The commune is very insular and has no wish to market or advertise the machine. However, many outside witnesses including scientists and University professors, have visited and studied it, and none have so far claimed the Testatika does not work.

Nearly all these magnetic motor devices share a design quirk: They are generally powered by a "Source" battery, and return energy into the system via one or more separate "Charge" batteries. This can make it a bit more difficult to measure the power in and out… Especially since the power coming out is unique and has strange effects on the batteries themselves.


The energy generated from these devices is usually derived from DC pulses ("DC" meaning in this case unidirectional, positive-going only and not just "flat" direct current, as opposed to "AC" alternating current, which changes polarity each cycle).


These DC fast "spikes" are usually of high frequency and voltage potentials.

When batteries are charged via this pulsing method, they exhibit strange tendencies… such as after long periods of time, inexplicably charging to higher voltages and amp-hour figures that are much greater than their published rating (…or that was previously thought possible). 12V batteries have been reported to eventually over long periods of time safely reach charges of over 30 Volts.


These DC pulses were also soon found to have the serendipitous effect of "rejuvenating" old batteries that were "sulfated": Meaning, that ions of oxygen sulfate had gradually covering the electrodes and eventually made the battery nearly "dead", because the coating had greatly lessened the charge potential between the positive and negative plates.


This coating of sulfate SO4 ions is by far the most common fate of older lead-acid batteries. Charging using these sharp pulses "de-sulfates" the batteries, and will return them to nearly "like-new" condition again.


However, it is important to note here for the would-be experimenter that this technique can also be dangerous if misused, as over-voltaging a battery with pulses of too-high a voltage and/or too fast a repetitive frequency can cause it to possibly explode, crack and leak, and fume poisonous gas into the air (one should always charge batteries in a well-ventilated space immune to acid leak damage, and wear eye protection and gloves when handling them).

Highly effective and very energy-efficient de-sulfating battery chargers (with safe, carefully limited spike potentials) are now hitting the market and will soon dominate the battery charging industry… as a direct result of the previous research done on free energy magnetic motors by inventor John Bedini and others.


These "pulsers" can charge a battery at a fraction of the time and power used by traditional chargers, while "rejuvenating" it and greatly prolonging its life via de-sulfating. Also, oddly enough, batteries previously thought to be non-rechargeable such as disposable Alkaline types can often be successfully recharged when pulsed.


De-sulfating is an important technology for Wind or Solar renewable energy systems, where the large and expensive deep-cycle battery banks needed for "off-grid" operation benefit greatly.


So far de-sulfating chargers are one of the very few inventions from the free energy sector to successfully make it into the mainstream… but it won't be the last to do so, if the Open Source Energy movement has any say in the matter.

The "spike" pulses coming off of these unique motors have other interesting effects and characteristics besides battery charging. They are often termed what is known as "cold electricity" or exhibiting "Negative Resistance"... meaning that this form of power does not act as "normal" electron charge-sourced electricity does.


Devices utilizing it will typically not heat-up as usual, and if arcing occurs via shorting or spark-gaps, the sparks appear long and tenuous, bright in the infra-red spectrum and somewhat like lightening... totally different than "normal" electricity arcs.


Plus, the current path of this energy does not always conform to regular electrical laws and formulas: "Counter-currents" can reside within the same wire… power flowing in two or more directions simultaneously. In fact, this "cold energy" has been termed as not actually flowing through the wire, but rather traveling along its surface.


The voltage spikes, created either as electronically-generated pulses or as artifacts from mechanical switching ("noisy" transient spikes generated by a mechanical switch's movement across the contacts), are thought to act as the triggering and receiving mechanism for "zero-point" or "cold" energy.

It appears that most free energy electrical devices share this characteristic: The "excess" energy seen in the system is caused by the near-instantaneous collapsing field of the large DC spike pulses. It is as if the pulse opens a fleeting window (only microseconds in duration), where "free energy" is then allowed to enter the circuit.


These oddities are also why batteries or very large capacitors are so often used to collect the pulse energy, to more easily convert it into a useful form.

The phenomenon of high-frequency pulses supplying excess energy into a circuit was first observed by Nikola Tesla in the 1890's.


Tesla is the undisputed "Godfather" and beloved hero of the Open Source energy movement, and was the inspiration for many inventors. He had several hundred patents to his name, and while working for Westinghouse, was the prime inventor of the AC power generation and transmission system that is still being used today by all our electric companies.


But once Tesla began studying radiant energy, he left behind all work in AC generation, convinced that "energy from the ether" (radiant energy) was the proper answer for society's energy needs.


By 1905, Nikola Tesla had built a giant antenna tower array at Wardenclyffe on Long Island, NY… which was reported to be designed to conduit, transform, and transmit radiant energy power to millions of people through the air and ground… without any wires.


When his main financer, J.P. Morgan, realized what Tesla intended to do with the huge tower, he quickly closed the project down, famously asking:

"Where do we put the meter?"

To Morgan's way of thinking, radiant energy was not commercially viable because the supplier could not reliably bill the customer. Whether Tesla's Wardenclyffe system would have actually worked or not, we may never know.


However, Tesla did do other related experiments in the countryside near Colorado Springs, CO, and according to reliable witnesses, transmitted power through the ground: Lighting incandescent light bulbs from simple grounding stakes miles away from the power source... again, without any wires.


Although Wardenclyffe was thought to be for transmitting electromagnetic waves, it was likely really using another principal altogether: Under the huge structure, there was an extensive network of buried antenna. Between the tower and these ground antenna, power was supposed to be sent out as a "pressure" front that Tesla likened to a water pump.


He imagined receiving receptacles all around the planet in homes and businesses acting like "pressure gauges", reacting to this electrical "pressure" and receiving power without significantly lessening it. He also stated that these pressure waves were instantaneous, and not governed by the speed of light.


Was he right? He certainly was about hundreds of other devices he invented.


J.P. Morgan's influence helped insure that the world may never know this answer.



The Strange Case of the Destroyed Dipole

An important concept to understanding certain aspects of free energy is the theory of "The Destroyed Dipole".


This school of thought states that all traditional circuits are designed incorrectly... that the energy used in them is wasted to Ground in a closed loop ("destroying the dipole"), instead of being "reused" efficiently over and over again by use of an "open-loop" circuit where there is very little traditional current flow: Powered by voltage potential and zero-point/radiant energy alone.


A "Dipole" could be described as two opposite-charged poles with a voltage potential between them. Batteries are a prime example of a dipole device, or the two leads of a charged capacitor in a DC circuit (but note, capacitors act much differently in an AC-powered circuit than in DC).

Imagine a capacitor in a DC circuit: It charges up without using any significant power, like a short-term "battery", but without the current usage needed to charge it because it is essentially an open circuit with no current flow. Then, this "cap" will hold the charge (equal to the source voltage of the circuit), without using any significant power.


There may be micro-amperes of loss caused by leaks in the cap's dielectric, but it is insignificant. In a constant-voltage DC circuit, the charging of a capacitor is essentially "free" energy… it is the voltage potential rising within the cap to match its circuit's potential… without electrical current actually flowing through it. It will just sit there, holding voltage potential without spending any significant power.


Yet, that potential charge can do work: One can take the charged capacitor physically out of the circuit, and discharge it by shorting it across the leads and creating a big spark (often hot enough to melt the metal tip of a screw driver), or use it to run a small load for a few seconds as it rapidly discharges.


Then, when the capacitor is replaced back into the circuit and charged again "for free", the cycle can continue: All without spending any significant amounts of energy. The original voltage potential remains the same, and since there was no current flow to ground, there was no power "Wattage" used.


This is very much a rough simplification of the complex theory behind the Destroyed Dipole concept: That we could, like the charged capacitor taken momentarily out of a circuit and discharged, use energy to do work… yet not lose that same source's potential to do more work. It is an eye-opening and revolutionary concept… and it could prove to be the most important scientific leap of… the early 1900's.

For one of Nikola Tesla's greatest yet least-known discoveries was that there is no need to have a closed-loop circuit, shunting all the power to ground… That motors and other devices can be run essentially like a charging capacitor: Powered by the "pressure" of the voltage potential, without the wasteful need to shunt flowing current to ground and "destroying the dipole".


The energy potential of the voltage source could be re-used, over and over again: Meaning that every major electrical system in use to day may be hopelessly flawed, and tragically inefficient!

Ask an electronics college professor:

"Why does a capacitor work the way it does?"

They cannot give you a meaningful answer, regarding a common device used in virtually every electrical and electronic circuit.


They can fully describe and predict their characteristics under nearly any circumstance (coming from over 200 years of empirical observation and using mathematics), but there are no laws or theories accepted by mainstream science fully describing why a capacitor does what it is observed to do.



The "Mutable" Laws of Thermodynamics and Electron Charge

It is interesting to note that up until the 1970's, electricity was thought and talked about using the term "Electron Charge Theory".


Since then, the "Theory" part was mostly dropped: It is now generally assumed to be "law". And this comes with all the dogma and rigid thought patterns associated with the term "law", be it religious or social.


However, their "laws", certainly including the "first commandment of the religion of physical science" (the First Law of Thermodynamics), have been found to be conspicuously flawed… and they are being "bent' or broken every day by familiar household devices.

The first Law of Thermodynamics, cornerstone of the Conservation of Energy Theory, states that "energy cannot be created or destroyed". And this is taught to mean that there is no way to get more energy out of a system than is observably put in to it.


Although there may be much truth in it, the 140-year old law does not take into account other sources of energy that are not observable (or even the existence of atoms, for that matter). However, even when viewing traditional "observable" energy sources, the First Law may be still regularly broken.

Heat Pumps (…refrigerators and air conditioners are "heat pump" devices that use the energy created by temperature differentials) can exhibit a COP of "3" or more. If the temperature differentials were greater, such as utilizing the static 55-degree F heat 10 feet underground beneath a house, and/or solar water heating panels mounted on roof-tops…


Then this COP number could be much higher, and these devices could then be designed to be self-powered (thus eliminating the greatest single user of electrical grid power for home and office).


It could be argued, that although the energy coming from the heat differential is "free", it is still "solar-generated", in that the air has been ultimately heated by the sun and thus observable energy added into the system. But there is another device, often found in the home garage, that is a more striking and less arguable "scoff law": The air compressor.

Inventors discovered back in the late 1800's that compressing air, and then using the heat that is generated by the compressing to help self-run the compressor (as well as the potential energy of the compressed air itself), will give a COP of well over 1. When air is compressed, heat is always generated… and this has nothing to do with solar action.


In common use this heat is just wasted: But it still exists as fact... and when the energy of the heat is added to the potential energy of the compressed air, the First Law is flaunted. Also, when the compressed air is used to power a device such as an air wrench, the dispersed air that is released is cooler than the ambient temperature.


This thermal imbalance is also added energy to the system. Whether the heated or cooled air is easily utilized energy or not is a moot issue when considering the validity of the First Law. In the case of the scoff-law air compressor, it is the Law that is "busted", not the law-breaker.

Several fascinating devices and vehicles have used this concept, going back to the 1880's. Railway locomotives powered by compressed air and using sophisticated double- and triple expansion engines were used in mines and cities. Many automobiles powered by compressed air have been built throughout the years, some with specialized motors, others using converted internal combustion engines.


Perhaps the most interesting thing about these devices is that there are several intriguing ways to help compress air while under motion, making the air supply last much longer. The dream is to make them completely self-powered... In theory at least, this appears possible.

The point being that the First Law of Thermodynamics is wrong in some circumstances… but once a law has been broken, good scientific practice dictates that the theory behind it must be re-evaluated. This is just not happening in modern mainstream science.


Perhaps because if it was, then other forms of energy not currently accepted, and the inventions that operate by them, would be more difficult to deny and ridicule.



The Internet and the New Open Source Energy Movement

All across the world, people are now using the Internet to collaborate and share information on their free energy inventions in ways Nikola Tesla could have only dreamed of.


In some of the sites linked at the end of this article, one can explore many free energy devices, and read detailed reports from those who have actually built them.

Below is a recent interview with Stefan Hartmann, owner of the website, which is dedicated to furthering the development of free energy devices through the Open Source model.


On the Overunity forums as well as several other similar sites on the Internet, would-be inventors and hobbyists can exchange helpful information and work together to design and build free energy devices (as well as more traditional highly energy-efficient ones). has offered a large cash prize for the first inventor to provide a working prototype of a device with COP >1 (greater than 100% energy efficiency)... So far with no successful takers.


Mr. Hartmann is a graduate of the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, and a resident of that city.

jibbguy: What made you start the Overunity site, and how did you get interested in this subject ?

Stefan Hartmann: Well, it all started in 1981 when the Sinclair ZX-81 computer came out and I bought one, and then came the Commodore C-64, Amiga, Atari ST computer, where I developed the successfully-selling OverScan graphics extension card with a few university friends, and of course the birth of the Internet during this timeframe..

As I had already studied "alternative energy production systems" during my time at the University, I had a pretty good background about new energy technologies. When I read Dr. Nieper´s books in the 1980's about Tachyon Energy, I became hooked on this research subject called "free energy".

I bought many books about new free energy technologies at this time and when I found the Joe Newman book, I did a study project of a self-build Newman machine. I even visited Joe Newman and Bruce de Palma during my USA vacation in summer 1987.

As I could not really get my Newman machine to self-run without batteries and did not understand the main effects at this time, I quit working on it and began studying other free energy topics.

I worked in the PC graphics card business during the 90s, and then later started my own Internet business. Now I am working almost full-time to keep my site running as we already have over 12,000 members.

jibbguy: Please give us your opinions on the Open Source Energy movement and the role of the Internet: What do you think the Open Source Energy movement is accomplishing?

Stefan Hartmann: Well, it is the same as with the Open Source Software development and the Linux system. The more people freely work with it, the more will be done, that will be the benefit for all people of the world to share and help each other.

The problem with inventors was until now, that they tried to patent their work, so they could benefit from it. As a patent does not automatically give you money but you sometimes have to defend it in court, and versus big companies you as the small inventor do not have the money to do it, patents are mostly useless for a breakthrough technology.


So we try to get the best minds from all over the world together and work together on this breakthrough technology freely without any patents, to lift up the living conditions over here on earth for the whole of humanity.

I will try to accomplish this goal by helping with my computer knowledge to bring this research to a new level, and finally find a free energy device that will bring us the new freedom of unlimited access to non-polluting energy.

jibbguy: Regarding the Overunity Prize, where is the money for the prize coming from?

Stefan Hartmann: I am donating part of it. There are a few other people who have also said that they would donate money when a free energy device is found. So far, I and a few others will donate a bit over $5,000 U.S. to the inventor who sends in a working free energy device.


I have not collected the money from the other guys, it is just a promise that they will then pay the inventor too, if I announce that the device is working after my testing. So I don't collect and I don't hold any money from others. They have to send it themselves to the inventor.

jibbguy: What in your opinion, can would-be inventors of "free energy" devices do to increase their legitimacy, prove their claims, and gain the highest level of credibility?

Stefan Hartmann: Just post all the schematics, blueprints, pictures, and videos, and show the device in public.

jibbguy: Why do u think so many of the free energy inventions, despite early promise, have failed to ever make it to market or into the mainstream?

Stefan Hartmann: Well, there are the people who have working units, like Methernitha from Switzerland, who say the world is not ready for such a product.


Then there are others, who first want to patent it all and don't tell us how it works, so mainly it is the greed of the inventors or their psychological view, or their habit of control over other people which prevents the wide release of the technology.


Also some oil industry interests and government taxing of energy sales is surely also involved… It is only still a question of "politics" I guess... Not so much a technology question anymore.

jibbguy: What "new" scientific principals do you believe are responsible for the overunity that many devices are reported to have shown?

Stefan Hartmann: Well, the main effect is the negative resistance we can find for instance in the Moray and Methernitha/Testatika devices, and also some carbon (graphite)-arc units which directly convert excited radioactive decay into electrical output.


The excited radioactive decay generates free beta electrons that are generated in these units and come into the circuit, and this way it acts like a "passive" amplifier that is generating "free" amplification for the circuit signal, and thus more power comes out of it than is put into it.

As you cannot see these effects directly very well, many inventors are often mis-led and do not understand their own devices.

There are surely other effects like tapping other energy sources and converting this to electrical or mechanical output, where you don't directly see which source you are tapping. I still believe that the First Law of Thermodynamics is correct, but not the Second Law, as there are cases where you can cool a body and extract electrical energy from it.


Also the 2nd Law is no real law, as it was just based on experience, and this experience has been broken with new experiments. Carnot is dead...

jibbguy: Thank you for your time, and for all the great work you do… And let's hope someone successfully claims the Prize this year!

The Open Source Energy movement is certainly not a perfect solution… that would be more along the lines of universities and independent laboratories openly studying these devices and developing them much sooner than the resource-limited internet researchers can.


However, this is not happening.


So the slow, painful, and sometimes even blundering methods used by the home inventors will have to suffice for now. Yet, despite setbacks, some important work is being done by these unnamed, unsung heroes of the free energy cause. And one never knows: Tomorrow could bring the significant breakthrough.

Perhaps if our political leaders embraced the idea of the possibility of cheap and abundant energy, then something positive will happen in the future... but when one "follows the money" and examines who will lose greatly from the widespread use of free energy, this is unlikely to happen any time soon unless major political change happens first.


So perhaps the Open Source Energy movement will prove to be our best chance to gain new hope for the planet: Where cheap, clean, and abundant energy will one day slay the three-headed demon of poverty, war, and hunger… once and for all.



Part 2
July 8, 2008

This installment examines Dr. T. Henry Moray's work,

the important energy savings technology known as "Rotoverter",

and an Open Source free energy device

that nearly anyone can build themselves.


As in the previous article in this series and those yet to come, we will examine several revolutionary inventions which have the capability to utterly change our world... for the better.


By eliminating our requirement for using petroleum and coal as fuels, these devices would provide cheap, abundant, and completely pollution-free energy for homes, businesses, factories, and vehicles. Also, we will look at some less radical yet important technologies that, if widely embraced, could save us money and energy today... with little cost or trouble.


Featured in this installment is the "Rotoverter", a fairly simple modification that could save untold Megawatts of power world-wide. And we will continue examining the new phenomena of the Open Source Energy movement on the Internet, and how the intrepid home researchers, experimenters, and enthusiasts of this ever-growing movement are changing the paradigm of invention... and possibly our entire society along with it.

As mentioned in the earlier installment, "free energy" is a buzz word relating to devices and technologies that utilize sources of energy that are, at the very least, non-traditional and often quite unique, revolutionary, and controversial. Several of these devices have a quality known as "over unity": Producing more energy than they apparently consume, with a "Coefficient of Performance greater than one" (COP>1), meaning an observed energy efficiency of over 100%.


The energy form that they utilize is usually not "observable"... nor does it often conform to laws of Physics accepted by mainstream science.


Called by many names: Zero Point Energy, Radiant Energy, Energy from the Vacuum, Orgone, and others, these mysterious forces have to date defied any attempts to measure, quantify, or define them.


Yet, the reproducible devices and experiments that can tap into them reveal the existence of something. Something not well understood, and something vehemently denied by many in the mainstream.

And it is important to note, that these amazing things are not all "new"...



Dr. T. Henry Moray - Forgotten Genius

Free energy has a long history, as we previously saw with the "Master", Nikola Tesla who was so advanced in his thinking, that over 100 years later we are now just beginning to achieve his dreams and fully reproduce his work.


But there have been many other Maestros of the cosmos, people of extraordinary talent and brilliance, who have left a mark that even the deepest suppressions have not been able to erase. Thomas Henry Moray was one such man.

T. Henry Moray was a Utah inventor who in the 1920's began experimenting with radiant energy, gaining insight and inspiration from Tesla's work, and by discovering the odd self-amplifying characteristics of crystal radio sets (which if used with a proper grounding acting as an subterranean antenna, could pick up amazingly high power levels and signal strength that would often mysteriously grow in amplitude over time).


He invented and began using Germanium-based semi-conductors, some of the material coming from an unknown white powder mineral he found while doing Mormon missionary work in Sweden as a young man (know as Moray's famous "Swedish Stone").


His work with solid state semiconductors was at least 20 years ahead of its time, and would not be widely done until the 1950's. In fact, Dr. Shockley, who is credited with inventing the transistor at Bell Labs, studied Moray's work very closely.


Dr. Moray incorporated these revolutionary components into his new radiant energy generator devices along with specialized and radical tube designs using small bits of mildly radioactive material. By the early 1930's, Moray had created an utterly unique device that produced electricity without any external fuel input, only via a grounding stake and a long aerial (he later found that the long aerial could be dispensed with, but not the earth ground).


He soon held public demonstrations in several cities in front of hundreds of people, many of them engineers and scientists. The device consisted of a wooden box about the size of a common microwave oven... yet in its final version was said to produce over 30,000 Watts of electricity!


Moray tested his devices in front of skeptical witnesses out in the desert, in the mountains many miles from civilization... Even underwater... To prove that he was not tapping power in the air from electrical power lines via coupled inductance or any other traditional source. It is estimated that well over a thousand people witnessed his demonstrations.


Eventually, he even came to the attention of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who ordered that the government provide him aid in his work.


Dr. T. Henry Moray

The photo shows Dr. Moray at a public demonstration in 1934, lighting thirty-five 150 Watt light bulbs and other devices such as a clothes iron, all from the radiant generator machine seen at center.


People were allowed to inspect the device... the possibility of hidden batteries, coupled inductance, or wall power being responsible in any way was non-existent.


Even today, there is no battery or transmitted inductance technology that could do this, as the demonstrations often lasted for hours. Many witnesses have stated that the light coming from the bulbs was unique, of a radiant brilliance much different than regular 60 Hertz wall power.


Also, the strange components in the device never heated-up as regular electronic parts do... clearly suggesting that a wholly different and unknown power source was being utilized (many modern researchers suggest the frequency of the power generated was around 4,000 Hertz, and that it exhibited "negative resistance" and the properties of "cold electricity").


Dr. Moray once mentioned that the device's power output was slightly less at night than in the day time.

Dr. Moray had apparently found a method for tapping into radiant energy from the "ether"... an unlimited source of freely available power. Yet, as is often the case with free energy devices and their inventors... once patents were submitted his troubles were only beginning.


The U.S. Patent Office repeatedly refused his patents, oddly stating despite depositions of witnesses, that:

"It could never work"... they claimed that because Moray did not have "heaters" in his electronic tubes, that it was "impossible" for them to operate.

He soon received many offers to sell the technology from power companies and electronics firms.


Dr. Moray refused to sell the technology unless the buyer agreed to make it freely available for sale to all.. the result being there would be no selling agreements as there was no means of insuring the buyer would not just shelve the device permanently.


And soon, harassment and worse became the norm in his life: He was shot at several times while driving and working in the lab (being wounded once in the leg), and an assistant the U.S. government had sent to help him "went berserk" one day and utterly smashed his only working prototype device at the time.


Soon Dr. Moray was greeting visitors with a loaded pistol in front of him on the desk.

Years went by, with a sort of "standoff" coming into effect where Dr. Moray was not able to gain any funding to manufacture the device himself (despite his marvelous track record as an inventor of many successful radio-related devices), and no deals could be made to sell the technology to his terms.


He wrote several books, and successfully patented and sold other, less "troublesome" inventions.


Finally in disgust, he turned his genius to other sectors... and came up with another incredible technology that is even today unequaled or fully explainable (at least openly).

While experimenting with better ways to refine mining ores in the mid 1950's, Dr. Moray is said to have found a way to transmute elements... perhaps using some of the radiant energy properties and special components from his earlier work.


When treated with his high frequency wave process, non-commercially viable ore dross that had already been subject to extraction could yield a very surprising amount of metal, in fact an "impossible" amount that was more than was thought to be totally contained by the ore. He was quickly set-up by mining concerns to do further work, and had a ore treatment line running that was the wonder of many mining engineers who came to witness it (there are several written reports and papers on it).


By treating the mined material such as gold to energy rays and radioactivity, the ore content would grow significantly.


Many suggest Dr. Moray,

  • tapped into a way to produce Cold Fusion

  • or perhaps a method of combining "mono-atomic" elements (single atoms or clusters of 2 or 3 together, which are not detectable by weight, chemical assay

  • or even nearly all forms of modern spectroscopy), into larger clump groupings of multiple atoms that could then be detected and collected

It is rumored that this technology was soon declared "secret" by the government, and open study of it stopped.


"Modern mainstream science" had no more success explaining this phenomena than it did his radiant energy generator.

Here is the problem that mainstream science had with Dr. Moray's work then, and still has today: There were far too many reliable witnesses... many of them engineers, professors, and scientists, people with professionally skeptical viewpoints, that saw these things with their own eyes and were unable to debunk them.


Too many for this to be ignored, and Dr. Moray's imminence and credibility has long been a constant thorn in the side of the deniers of free energy in the mainstream scientific community.

Perhaps if there had been an Open Source Energy movement back then... and Dr. Moray had decided to sidestep the usual invention/patent/manufacturing agreement process... then we would be powering our homes and vehicles with upgraded versions of his device today.


His secretiveness has gotten him some criticism over the years (despite showing much in the patent submissions and in his writings, he kept the secrets of his special solid-state components and tubes quite closely), and this has made reproducing his work very difficult and no one has publicly claimed to do so successfully yet.


But Dr. Moray was a product of his times: A loyal American who believed in the ideals he was taught... that a man with an invention could freely market it and become successful, and should expect to gain wealth and security for his family from his labors.


Unfortunately, what we have seen over and over is that in the case of free energy, where much more is at stake than just an incrementally better product or process, that this is just not allowed to happen.

So instead of great change with untold social ramifications, perhaps we will be allowed some small changes that can still be significant....



Important Energy Saving Technology - The "Rotoverter"

Not everything in the vast world of Free Energy is about mysterious forces powering exotic devices without any apparent fuel.


Some concepts and technologies are simply about using traditional forms of energy more wisely... in ways that have been... if not openly "suppressed"... then at least ignored and under-reported.


The "Rotoverter" is such a technology that represents a relatively easy modification that can be done to existing consumer AC motor systems, that would greatly lower their power usage without affecting their operation... and so lower the electric power bill of consumers and small businesses, while helping the ecology by lessening energy consumption generally.


It is quite possible that if fully implemented, that Rotoverter could single-handedly eliminate the "demand" to build ever more and larger power plants running on fossil fuels or nuclear energy... and lower demand on existing plants, especially in the worst times of all for grid power use: During summer heat-waves in the cities.

A Rotoverter conversion of an AC motor operating in a home, farm, or small business such as found in refrigerators, air conditioners, and water irrigation pumps could cost as little as roughly $150.00 per unit... but could save up to $500 yearly or more in energy savings, depending on how heavy the usage and the local power rates.


These familiar AC products consume far more energy than everything else in the home, farm, shop, or office put together... especially in warmer climates and during summer in the cities when air conditioners account for the highest single usage of non-industrial power on the grid by far.

What a Rotoverter conversion does, is simply change the internal impedance of the motor windings while under operation by lowering the operational voltage and adding capacitance for "Power Correction".


By increasing the "Impedance" of the motor's windings (the AC version of "Resistance") and cutting down on the motor's operating Voltage, the total Amperage current flow and power Wattage usage is lowered across the board... and dramatically so when under steady-load, lower-torque conditions.

Motors are made to be heavy-duty, mainly to handle the great start-up current and top torque loads needed for all possible operating conditions.


However, these high-current conditions are a small portion of the total time used. So while under normal load operation, Rotoverter cuts back on the current draw and greatly lowers power cost, without affecting the operation of the product at all.


For instance: Modifying a window-mount room air conditioner's AC motor to Rotoverter technology means that once the device has been powered on and set to the normal desired power setting, by simply flipping a switch on the added control box the power usage of the air conditioner will drop by as much as 50% ...


Without any less cold air being dispensed! If the user's electric bill goes up by $300 per month in the hot summer months when the air conditioning is used heavily...


Then this could be an estimated savings of $150.00 on that bill. The conversion could pay for itself the first month... Especially if government grant money or tax incentives for saving energy were added in.

For those using renewable energy such as solar power for "off-grid" operation... these savings can be especially dramatic and meaningful.


An AC ¾ horsepower motor running at speed and low load with "RV" conversion can be powered from one 150 Watt solar panel (using batteries and an inverter to convert the DC into AC).


Because both the operating voltage and current are significantly lowered while using Rotoverter, the same motor without "RV" may need up to 8 such panels to have all the required voltage and heavy current needed to operate properly. Such a significantly smaller draw also means fewer or smaller size storage batteries and lower Wattage-rated inverters are required for the same application.


This means that when using Solar or Wind technology to power the home, boat, or farm, existing AC motors in common house-hold appliances can still be used with the greatest possible efficiency... eliminating the need to convert appliances over to use expensive DC motors.


Even when factoring in the power loss of an inverter, an AC motor with Rotoverter would still be significantly more energy-efficient than a DC motor of the same rating running directly from a battery bank (and the RV system would retain the flexibility of still being able to run directly from the AC mains).

The basic theory for Rotoverter technology is not new...


Similar techniques have been used in large industrial three-phase motors for over 80 years, known as "Power Correction Factor"... which also uses capacitance (as well as inductance and other means) as a way to greatly improve the "Power Factor" of these big heavy-duty motors... increasing both their efficiency and longevity in demanding industrial conditions.

But this Power Correcting technology hasn't been seen in consumer products since the 1940's , when it disappeared from the marketplace...


Until now, that is. And when it does re-appear it will be mainly because of the efforts of the Open Source Energy movement and the hard work of many people in it, as well as from growing grass-roots pressure of consumers all over the world demanding Rotoverter/power correcting technology in their products.

So this is what the Rotoverter was designed to do, and will do on a wide scale as it becomes more accepted, developed, and incorporated into new consumer products:

It will greatly increase the efficiency of home, farm, and small business devices running on single or three phase AC synchronous or variable frequency drive motors, dramatically lowering their power consumption, and significantly lessoning the need for fossil fuel or nuclear energy to run our electrical grid.

A tall order, eh?...


And one that is so simple to implement that there is scarce legitimate reason for opposing it.

As presently designed (and in simplified layman's terms), a Rotoverter conversion consists of re-wiring the internal connections of the AC motor's windings, bringing them out to an external control box that has switches, resistors, and various-sized AC capacitors inside.


When the motor has been started up and reached normal operation, then the switches are thrown to add the extra capacitors into the circuit (this switching can eventually be done automatically once appliance and motor companies fully embrace the technology for consumer use, and digitally automate the controls).


This added capacitance raises the motor winding's internal impedance, and thus under "Ohm's Law", lowers the current flow and total power usage.


All without lowering the actual work the motor is doing. The motor's over-all horse power is lowered while using Rotoverter: But when running in steady operation and in nearly all conditions, the added horses are not needed at all anyway. There is also evidence that the converted motors will run smoother, cooler... and will last years longer when operated using this "power-correcting"-like technology.

An interesting quirk about the Rotoverter system is that the bigger the motor for the load, the more total energy savings can be accomplished.


If a system is "underpowered" with a relatively small and weak motor, the savings are less dramatic.


It is actually more efficient over-all to use a larger horse-power rated motor verses a smaller one when a Rotoverter conversion is added, because when the motor is at speed but in "idle" condition (a low amount of torque being drawn on it), the energy savings are the most dramatic, like up to 75% less power used than without the Rotoverter conversion.


Small motors working too close to their top rated horsepower under normal conditions cannot save nearly as much energy using Rotoverter.


So the bigger the motor, the more torque it naturally has at the minimal current "idle" condition, and the less current will be drawn from it to do the steady-state of work that is most common in refrigeration, air conditioning, and many forms of irrigation and other water pumping (a huge user of electricity in the agricultural sector).


Another possible drawback is that motors that change speeds starting and stopping often, and with widely varying current loads will benefit less from the technology (...such as most washing machines).


But there are enough consumer air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, small business production devices, and water pumps on the planet alone to make Rotoverter a highly significant energy saving device.

Larger motors used in machine shops or other higher-usage, higher-torque production applications can also benefit cost-wise by converting over to Frequency Drive motor controls.


This varies the frequency cycles of the AC power to control speed, and when used along with Rotoverter, will increase the possible torque of the motor greatly while still saving very significant amounts of energy.


Although the additional cost of a Frequency Drive system may not be worth it for many home consumer applications, for businesses such as machine- or wood-working shops and sawing mills (or water pumping facilities), this can add up to very impressive yearly savings in energy and money.



Rotoverter Drillpress

The above photo shows a Rotoverter conversion of a machine ship drill press.


The control box has several switches for adding in various sized capacitors to "tune" the power factor for best performance under different load conditions. This large motor idles on less than 400 mA of current for a total power usage of 140 Watts, with an estimated efficiency rating of 94% (without RV, it could consume as much as 8 times more power at low torque idle).

What is needed to get Rotoverter into the marketplace is a letter writing and petition campaign, and the interest of the mainstream media. Once the awareness is there, then the technology will "sell itself" to consumers who are becoming desperate to lower ever-rising energy costs.


State, local, and Federal governments must become involved, providing tax credits and incentives for homeowners and businesses to use the Rotoverter/Power Correcting technology. On the Panacea-BOCAF site (linked at the end of this article), a petition can be signed demanding action from our political leaders.


Full details, technical specifications, and detailed instructions and advice for converting devices to Rotoverter can also be found there, as well as other sites and forums of the Open Source Energy movement.

Installing Rotoverter conversions to the public would be a great start-up business for young entrepreneurs and the technically-minded... there is no "exclusivity" here, or fears of patent infringement: It is an Open Source project, and the gifted and generous inventors and developers of this technology wish the world to benefit from it (such as Mr. Hector Perez-Torres who was the prime inventor).

Rotoverter also has some very interesting effects and encouraging possibilities for "free energy".


Such as a new permanent-magnet motor designed especially to utilize it, and the possibility of "reactance" being harnessed within the motor as extra power output while running...


So it may be possible in the future to use specially-designed, super-efficient motors using Rotoverter technology to power generators... So that the total output of energy is greater than that which drives the motor. However, this is for the future. Right now, Rotoverter has the capability to greatly impact our power usage TODAY.

There really is no excuse for continuing to waste energy from fossil fuel in these perilous times: It can be tolerated no longer.


And it us up to us, the public, to insure there will be no delay in embracing this very important pollution-fighting technology and others like it... for the good of the planet, and for the good of our own pocketbooks.



Peering into the Open Source Energy Movement - Inventions and Inventors

Delving into a website forum of the Open Source Energy movement and starting to read the many threads there that represent the study and replication of different free energy devices, one can be quickly overwhelmed by the jargon and technical terms.


Unless the reader has a technical background, much that is said there is incomprehensible. Yet, even still, there often comes an odd sense of drama... A quickness of interest, as one reads the forum threads from the beginning. Because one notices right away that something extraordinary is happening here...


Invention and collaboration, yes, but even more than that: It is a sense of anticipation, of fascination and eagerness to see the project progress. The reader is drawn into it... and will often consume the many pages and hundreds of posts non-stop up to the latest with a sense of excitement.


Because there is a chance, always a chance... That this post, or the next one, represents something amazing... something of possible major significance to our lives. It is a truly entertaining and fascinating experience for many people.

Several of these forum threads represent new and exotic technologies such as the "TPU", a device mentioned in the first article of this series, but one yet to be successfully reproduced. The TPU or similar devices may someday, if fully replicated, generate large amounts of electricity without any moving parts.


But other more numerous forum threads are for less ambitious, mysterious, or maybe even "sexy" projects... but the devices represented can often be reproduced at home and the results tested, seen, and experienced first-hand without much time, money, or effort being invested... or much technical skill required.


For these reasons, the less ambitious projects are often the most important for the Free Energy cause, and also excellent examples of how the Open Source Energy movement is supposed to work.

Recently one such thread and excellent example of Open Source inventiveness and collaboration was opened on a forum, "Energetic Forum / Renewable Energy", called "Free Energy at Last Step-by-Step Must See" (link at end of document).


This thread was opened by a well-respected member of the free energy community, known only by his Internet "handle", 'Imhotep' (such names are the norm in this genre, as personal security in the on-line world is of legitimate concern).


What he has done is use the work of previous inventors in a new way to create a device that has the potential of showing free energy over-unity performance. And the key is that he did so in a very easy to reproduce manner, with detailed instruction videos, schematics, parts lists, drawings, photos, and written instructions.


By doing the research, work, and documentation... And publishing and linking it all in the forum thread, 'Imhotep' has made it easy for anyone with a mildly technical background to build their own working free energy demonstration and experimentation device.

What the 'Imhotep' conversion device could consist of is an old recycled computer cooling fan ("Brushless" DC motor from a PC's power supply or case), two batteries (one for "charge" output, the other for "source" to power the device), and a handful of low-cost electronic components such as transistors, capacitors, resistors, and diodes.


Using the detailed instructions, the motor is first disassembled and the windings inside are carefully re-wired (perhaps the most difficult part of the project). Then, the electronic components are assembled and soldered according to the easy-to-read documentation, the batteries connected, and the device completed.

When the device operates (using power from the first "source' battery), the fan not only does the usual physical work of moving air, but because of the modification to the windings it also now sends back power into the system via DC pulse spikes, which charge the second battery.


As mentioned in the previous article, these DC spike pulses (and their collapsing magnetic field) would appear to have the characteristic of "unlocking" zero-point or radiant energy, and allowing it to enter the device.


The charge battery then collects this "extra" energy for re-use. It is a simple yet very clever system that although may be of relatively small output, nevertheless proves the concept quite well.

'Imhotep's device, like many similar ones using the same principles, exhibits some interesting phenomena. It will produce large radiant sparks when the output wires are shorted or arced together by hand, which appear much different than a "normal" electrical arc.


And like the John Bedini desulfating battery chargers, the spike pulses coming back from the motor can recharge disposable batteries previously thought to be non-rechargeable. Also, it will de-sulfate old "dead" sulfated batteries, over time making them "like-new" again (meaning that their internal electrodes had been gradually coated with SO4 ions, the most common reason for the failure of old lead-acid and other types of batteries).

So for a few dollars and a few hours work, a moderately-skilled experimenter can have themselves a system that runs a small fan, recharges nearly any type of battery, and desulfates old batteries to boot... all "for free" energy-wise: Meaning that this replication has the capability to run at "over-unity" (COP>1, over 100% energy efficiency) in that the "charge" battery is gaining back more energy into it than the "source" battery provides to run the fan.


Swapping the batteries periodically will insure a continual charge is on both. This very basic system could be stepped-up in size, using bigger and multiple brushless DC modified fan motors, producing greater amounts of free energy... and that is the ultimate point.

A toy? Perhaps, but one that exhibits free energy and is also a useful means of charging small batteries in an emergency. And one that is a wonderful example of how the Open Source Energy movement is changing the face of invention.


Because these intrepid inventors and researchers like 'Imhotep' are not waiting to get government university grants (...that never come for free energy research), they are not reliant on a corporation's R&D funding, and they are not trying to make millions off of patents that could likely be somehow blocked or suppressed anyway.


Nor do they particularly care if someone in the mainstream scientific community says that it is "impossible"... they are simply doing it, and making it reproducible to an extent that it is rather hard to deny. This example is one of many that can be seen by browsing the sites listed at the end of this document.

The author is very pleased that 'Imhotep' has agreed to share some insight with us, allowing the readers to get some feeling for what the people "in the trenches" of the Open Source Energy movement are doing and thinking... and what motivates them to pursue this important work.


He is a resident of the U.S.A. and was interviewed June 2008 for this article.

jibbguy: Please tell what you are trying to achieve with your experiments and research?

'Imhotep': We wanted an easily-built demonstration model of a free energy device, that when completed, can also be used for stretching your power capability in case of power outages such as storms or other events that could stop you from going out and buying new batteries. The device can charge alkaline and zinc carbon batteries, and also has some success with lithium ion and lead acid as well.

jibbguy: Can you describe for us the effect that is seen in the brushless DC motor-generator systems that you have developed?

'Imhotep': In my personal opinion, there is a complex scientific explanation but few really care about that... in more layman's terms, there was a diode in the original circuitry that blocked coil collapse voltage from going back into the system.


What we have done is removed that blocking diode and its circuitry, and rerouted that collapsing field voltage to charge a capacitor or a battery, or to be used later to do other forms of work. These other possible uses are now being developed.

jibbguy: What do you think about the current state of alternative/free energy today in 2008, and what do you expect to see in the future?

'Imhotep': I see that we live in very exciting times. Finally experimenters like myself can easily collaborate with other experimenters despite their locations because of the Internet. And if you read the forums you will find there are super-intelligent people throughout the globe, and that when good collaboration happens, progress and solutions come at lightning speed with very little or no funding.

jibbguy: Tell us a little about how you became interested in this subject, and what made you decide to pursue it?

'Imhotep': I have had a lifetime of experience in electronics, making electronic repair a career. But after all the storms that hit the southern area of the U.S. during the 2005 storm season, A lot of areas went without power for extended periods of time, including mine. After life got back to normal I knew that there had to be a better way to prepare and be less dependent on others for power generation.


That's when I started researching the work of Tesla, E.V. Gray, Bedini, Newman, Lindemann, and others. I noticed there was much common ground with all their research, and Bedini's "School Girl Motor" was my first candidate for replication. I didn't understand his circuits, because conventionally they shouldn't have worked.


And after watching a great DVD by Dr. Peter Lindemann called "Electric Motor Secrets", the light bulb went off... and in some of my studies regarding locksmithing security devices, it was verified what Bedini was talking about. It quickly became easy after that to find other ways to use this phenomenon.


I was led in the forums by Ren to a schematic that Rick Friedricks had presented, which I later modified to an easier version. And the rest is history.

jibbguy: What are your plans for the next project?

'Imhotep': An even simpler version, which is "off-the-shelf" with only 2 or 3 parts so that anyone can build it. Not as powerful, but still gets the job done. And another much more powerful version also using off-the-shelf parts, that takes a bit more caution to use.


Also I am starting a website that will review and teach basic skills in electronics, and which will be a centralized host for all my current and future projects.

jibbguy: Thank you for your answers, and for the great work you have done.


The quality and amount of documentation you have provided for internet experimenters to reproduce your free energy device is truly an excellent example of what the Open Source Energy movement can do... may all your new projects be as successful as this last one was!

The many devices out there like the 'Imhotep' brushless DC fan motor conversion are making an important point: Free energy is for real.


For a small amount of money using recycled parts, someone can build these devices themselves and witness the phenomena. This still may not be enough proof for some, and like the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, perhaps the pot is the wrong shape or color to yet be accepted.


But this is not really the point. If enough of us replicate and start using these devices, continued denial will soon begin to look rather comical and foolish. If children bring these devices into their schools' science fairs... if university students replicate and write papers on the effects...


Then things will begin to change. We will see universities finally deigning to study these phenomena seriously... companies begin to freely market them... and our political leaders actually talking about them publicly.


These are the major goals of the Open Source Energy movement.