Lately, there has been an great interest in “Free Energy”. Imagine never having to pay an electric bill or spend out hard earned money for gasoline for your car. We are already on the threshold of several different types of free energies which utilizes natural resources. And none of these are actually new concepts.
A good example of this would be solar power. Solar power is a viable and free power source in use today. We can already produce electrical power from a solar panel fitted with photovoltaic cells (solar cells). The beauty of solar power is that we don’t have to put sunlight into the panel, the sunlight places its self into the cells. It’s all around us. At least during the daylight hours.
The power obtained from the wind has pumped water to remote locations from wells and driven many different types of mechanisms for years and even today is producing electricity on wind farms all across the globe. Who can forget the image of wind mills in Holland and other parts of Europe, or the wind mills mounted on tall towers to pump well water to farms across the United States.
Then there is hydro power or the power produced from moving water. This technology has been in use for centuries to power machinery and produce electricity. As long as the water is flowing, there can be mechanical energy to create huge amounts of power. Energy can even be created from the action (motion) of sea waves.
But there’s one power source that has yet to be tapped. Magnetic power! The almost magical power produced by magnets. Magnets have a force of attraction or repulsion that’s mystified people since magnetism was discovered. And yet, many believe this type of energy is impossible to obtain because both the positive and negative properties of magnets are equal. Then of course many said it was impossible for man to fly a few hundred years ago. We all know how that one played out. First the lighter than air balloon was invented, and then fixed wing gliders, and then the powered flight made by Orville and Wilbur Wright at Kitty Hawk. Today, flights are made all over the world without even a second thought to the miracle of avionics and aerodynamics.
When I was an eleven year old boy, I was introduced to magnets and the strange things they could do. When I put a magnet together with the same poles facing one another I found that they repelled each other. Wow, I believed that if you could get a big enough magnet to repel against another magnet of the same size, you could launch a spaceship into space. I had a big imagination as a child. I even sent a drawing to NASA and got a nice letter back telling me to keep on inventing. They said that maybe sooner or later I’d be presenting them with a workable model of a functioning magnetic space craft. Well, that hasn’t happened yet obviously, but it lets you know how long I’ve been thinking about this. That letter was sent just before the first Lunar landing in 1969.
Several concepts have been made by individuals around the world and even a few working models of permanent magnetic motors. One of the earlier concepts was developed by a man named Howard Johnson in the form of a rotating motor that used both the attraction and repulsion of magnets to run a wheel. I built one a couple of years back from plans available over the internet, but never could get it to run more than a minute before the fields would slow down the motor or the motor would self destruct.
One very promising design is the Perendev magnetic motor which uses three wheels with magnets set at specific points on the outer rim surround by a clam shell of sorts with magnets mounted in the opposite pole surrounding the three wheels. The result is a motor that continues to turn at high RPM’s until the clamshell is moved away from the inner wheels. Mr. Perendev’s concept along with may others can be found on YouTube as well as many other locations across the internet.
I started fiddling around with my own concepts and believe I have found a few that will work. Only time will tell. We just have to keep experimenting until the right combination of magnet size and configuration can be found.
The author, as you can tell, is an avid experimenter and has a love for new inventions. He is also a trained draftsman who puts his ideas to paper to share with others. You’ll find these drawings at http://maginvent.com/motors/ where you can download these drawings for free and can freely discuss your own ideas.