Alternative Science & Technology Research Organisation
December 2003  Newsletter


December Christmas question.

Why is the motorcyclist getting pulled over?

Answer at the end of the newsletter.

November Technical Meeting report.

The meeting commenced late at 8.20pm with 26 people eventually attending. Robert began by welcoming everyone with Athol following on with the news that he was burgled during the past month and that the ASTRO video machine was stolen. At this time the lights went out, leaving us all in the dark! Where were all the free energy machines??

Jim then thanked all those who had helped on the projects while he has been in Adelaide, in particular Warwick, Ken, Ron, Gary, Mark and Peter. He said that the group had discovered a lot about Gray and Tesla but had not achieved any working devices at this stage. Jim said that it was important that the groups still get together and carry on experiments even though he has gone back home.
Robert thanked Jim for being a catalyst for the group. Ken added that one of the spin offs of the group was that they had produced a plasma discharge tube, similar to the Rife tube, which has possibilities for future experiments. Other subjects mentioned were the possibility of funding for experiments, suggestion that a facilitator be elected for the working experimental group, Xylitol and skin complaints.

At this point in time we had light via a camping style gas light and soMichael demonstrated his hydrogen project. He had built two test cells, one based on the Archie Blue design and the other on the Australian "Nitro Cell" design. These were connected in series with a pump pushing air through both cells in turn and then through a bubbler cell. A plastic tube was fed into a bowl of water where the gas was collected in a plastic bag. The cells were both run off a 12 volt battery with a total of 7 amps being drawn. Sodium Hydroxide was used as the electrolyte. Michael said that the Archie Blue designed cell produced more gas with less heat than the other one. By this time the plastic bag was full of gas and was zipped up, attached to the end of a fishing rod and lowered over a candle with the predictable ear shattering result.

Devashon updated us on his Hillisch tube (he should have a commercially built one at the next meeting), George mentioned how old car seats twist and cause back problems and Ron showed the polarity swapping device that Michael talked about at the last meeting. (This machine has been donated to the group for members to borrow by Jim and Ron) I gave a Joe cell update followed by Bob with more Joe cell news, George showed a good quality vacuum guage that he had bought for $30 and Andrew gave a brief talk on gas producers.

The meeting ended with a group photo for Jim to take back with him to the USA. The amount of hardware presented was down on previous meetings but there was still a lot of information sharing making it worthwhile.



Nitro Cell Report

When Jim first came back to Australia and we decided to set up the hydrogen group, Peter did some research on the Internet looking for hydrogen systems for cars. He found the Daniel Dingle / Archie Blue site which the group went on to experiment with. (with no success) A link from this site took my attention as the cells these people were using had a lot of similarities with the Joe Cell. On the site, are text and pictures of a car that is claimed to have run on one of these cells, with minimal petrol, for some time. From this site I then went to where I found an Australian version called the Nitro Cell. I had questions about the design of this cell and so e-mailed the author, Rauli about my queries. He answered these questions but later e-mails have not been answered. I built the cell anyway, added rock salt to give about 6 amps current draw on 12 volts and drove it over a period of several weeks on and off.

One of the questions that was never answered was about the method of connecting the cell to the engine. All of these sites connect straight into the manifold vacuum usually via tapping into the brake booster vacuum line. The problem I see with this is that there is no vacuum at this point under hard acceleration when you need maximum fuel, while maximum vacuum occurs on overrun when you don't need any fuel at all. I did connect my cell up this way just to try it and even with the air inlet tap almost fully off, on overrun the large vacuum tried to empty the cell of liquid. I also tried connecting the cell to the air cleaner (inside the element) which gave vacuum at the correct points, that is maximum under acceleration and minimum under deceleration but the level of vacuum was not high enough. Finally I used a smaller tube down the throat of the carburetor which gave the correct vacuum conditions. 

 No effects have been noted at all, no rough running on petrol, no reduction in fuel use and no running of the engine with reduced fuel. So unless I have been doing something wrong, I guess this is another Internet claim that has no substance. Anyway I am open to suggestions or proof from those who claim that these cells do work to demonstrate       them!



After reading about a torch with no batteries and no globe to break in the Melbourne based magazine Renew, I thought it was such a good idea that I would have a go at building one. All I knew about this torch was that it had a rare earth magnet, a coil, a super capacitor and a high brightness LED for a globe. The magnet slides up and down a tube inside the coil when the torch is shaken thus generating power which charges a supercapacitor. The supercapacitor then discharges via a switch to light the LED when required. I then set about coming up with some parameters for the design and began experimenting firstly with the heart of the unit, the generating coil.

The coil needed to be physically long enough to get enough turns on it, but short enough so that only one end of the magnet would be passing through the coil at one point in time. As one end of the magnet is North and the other South, the voltage produced is AC (alternating current), however if the magnetic flux from both ends of the magnet cut the coil at once the voltage produced by one pole of the magnet would be cancelled out by the other. The AC voltage also needed to be rectified by a diode bridge to give a DC (direct current) voltage to charge the supercapacitor.  The coil is wound directly onto a polycarbonate tube that the magnet slides inside of and has end plates made from 6mm PVC and glued to the tube with WELD-ON perspex cement. The tube is 12.7mm OD X 9.5mm ID X  210mm long, bought from Menzel Plastic Traders, while the 3 magnets are 9.5mm diameter X 10mm long, bought from C-POL and are stacked back to back for a total length of 30mm. (Note that the polycarbonate tube needs to be drilled out to 10mm to give clearance for the magnets to slide freely.) After experimentation, I found that two coils would fit on the tube and this reduces charging time by one half as each shake of the torch gives a charging voltage off each coil. If I ever build another one, I would attempt to fit three coils to further reduce the charging time. The whole coil assembly fits inside a perspex tube which is 25mm diameter X 210mm long. The table below shows three coils that I wound and tested in an attempt to get the highest voltage and current for charging that would still physically fit inside the torch. The 900 turn coil was the one that I finally used.

7 35 245 0.45mm 4 0.148
11 50 550 0.3mm 10 2.3
9 100 900 34 B&S 12 3.5

Because room is very limited inside the torch, I fitted the two diode bridges around the centre tube and just brought a positive and negative lead out to the front part of the torch. These leads are connected directly to the supercapacitor (1Farad, 5.5Volts, Aztronics) which fits inside the head of the torch. The head  consists of a piece of 32mm perspex tube and a machined piece of solid aluminium shaped as a reflector to house the LED. (Jaycar 5mm white high brightness LED, 6000mcd, ZD-1780)  This is more for looks and to protect the LED than to act as a reflector. A small pushbutton switch (Jaycar SPST Tactile switch SP-0730) turns on the LED when required.

I use the torch quite regularly around home and find the light output is ample for a variety of tasks, and if it starts to dim, about 20 secs of shaking brings it back to full brightness. It is quite bright enough to light up the ground when walking the 30 metres from my house to the shed and is ideal for closeup work under car bonnets etc. while the best part is that no matter how long it sits in the car not used, there are never any flat batteries when it does come time to use it.......Bruce.


How to build yourself
a Glow Discharge Plasma panel

Advanced Reduced Drag Aircraft project
 By Jean-Louis Naudin
 created on January 16th, 2000 - JLN Labs - Last update February 5, 2003

At the above web site you will find below, some explanations for building easily yourself a basic OAUGDP (One Atmosphere Uniforme Glow Discharge) device. This kind of panel will allow you to make some nice pictures of glow and cold discharge plasma. This panel is not able to generate some thrusting effects, but you will be able to explore some OAUGDP properties like the air drag reduction effect and to test the EM Cloacking effect.

 Don't forget that the surface layer of your OAUGDP device generates ozone and nitrogen oxydes, so you need to do these experiments in an open and well ventiled area.



187-MPH Japanese Electric Car

An economical battery-powered car can carry eight for almost 200 miles on single charge.
     KAZ has eight wheels, can carry eight passengers and looks something like a caterpillar. Capable of being built for about the same price as a luxury gas-powered car, it can reach speeds of up to 187 mph, according to Daily Yomiuri. Its developer is a Keio University professor named Hiroshi Shimizu working with Italian financial backing.
     Professor Shimizu's car saves on the weight normally taken up by a power train by placing a tiny electric motor beside each wheel. The space thus saved is packed with lithium-ion batteries. The eight-wheel strategy produces the car's long, low profile. It's about 23 feet long and only about 6 1/3 feet wide. Impressively, it can travel almost 200 miles on a single one-hour charge.
     What makes Shimizu's car an exciting breakthrough is that it can be built for about the cost of a Mercedes sedan if 500 units are produced. Shimizu attributes this to KAZ's structural simplicity. He will be showing off KAZ at the international auto show in Geneva.


Is this for real ???

Should we pay to find out??? ...............Ken

Homemade Solar Cells

 For you people who still go ape over solar cell technology, learn how to build a powerful 12 volt DC Solar Cell right in your own back yard. Solar Energy is also Free Energy, but will not produce free energy 24 hrs a day, when the sun goes down your free energy shuts off, unlike our Fuelless Engine which runs 24 hrs a day 7 days a week.
   Once you learn this simple technique you will be making as many cells as you like! and save yourself thousands of dollars!  Cover your entire roof and have enough electrical energy to sell back to your local power company. ( They pay you! )  

   I admit, I am still nuts about getting free energy from the sun even though we have better free energy devices it's still fun to work with.  After you begin making your own Solar Cells you can then connect them in series or parallel to increase your voltage or amperage.  ( Or see Rick's new discovery at the end of this page ) 

You can build a 24" homemade cell that will be powerful enough to run a 12 volt dc x 5 amp motor. This new way of making solar cells was invented by Japan, they can be just as powerful as our American made silicon solar cells!  This is information that the solar manufactures do not want anyone to know about.  These cells can be made fast and easy by screen printing them onto glass, plastic or metals.  Screen printing is very simple to do and can be done in your at your own home, many of you out there may have already taken screen printing in your art class at High School. Screen printing is fun and easy! you do not need expensive equipment to screen print.  

Homemade Solar Cell plans ........................only  $16.95      # 401-P

Letters to ASTRO

26 Nov 2003

Hei Ken

 You are free top use the information on my website.

 Best regards
 Hessel Hoornveld

 Hi Hessel

 Thank you for your kind offer.  I will use some of your infomation in our  newsletter and link back to your site.  Many people enquire about hardware suppliers.
 Regards Ken Kranz

Hei Ken.

Thanks. I build over 350 MWO's and they all over the world. Standard model and also lakhovsky model.
The latest progress is the Energizing systeem. Thats a broad spectrum antenne in series with a mobius coul, build in abox. To put your feed on or for energizing liquids and food, vitamins etc.
There is a study going on at the University labor of Utrecht in the Nederlands.(photon emission measerments etc) Its organized by a company from Italy, they energize there products with the new sytem. I use the bipolar Tesla coil and the original metals for the Lakhovsky model antennas. any other antenne is out of the question en fake. Whe have tested them all. Its a simple fact. I had an intervieuw with Serge lakhovsky in 1993 in Paris, he past away in January this year. The intervieuw was published in Bordeland Science en PACE magazine and many others. I did this to show that the MWO is not magical stuf, but a simpel system with extrodanairy benefits. In fact it is nothing else than sound therapie, tunig the cels in the right resonant freqeuncy. The 13 rings of different metals are tuned, a full octave with all the sharp notes. C-Cis-D-etc.

I will send a picture of it.

Best regards

PETER'S PAGE 9th Oct 2003

Robert...opened the meeting at 8.15pm. He suggested that anyone that had not received their ASTRO Newsletter by Email, and wanted to do so, send an Email to him at .

Philip...brought in and demonstrated his fuel efficient commuter vehicle. It was a masterpiece of innovative genius, solving lean and steering problems that many big companies had been struggling with for years. Philip explained that as most vehicles only carried one person for 90% of the time it made sense to have a one person fuel efficient commuter vehicle. It had a small footprint and unlike most small vehicles built around a motorcycle concept, it did not require the driver to balance it. His vehicle steers like a car but performs like a motor bike. It can not fall over and is mechanically controlled to lean in the correct manner as it turns. It incredibly maintains equal loading on all wheels, irrespective of what you do with it, making it incredibly safe (unless you crash it into something). See April 2000 Newsletter for a wooden model of the steering system.

Robert...said that he had located the missing ASTRO Beck Zapper. He added that it had been found that the 4 hertz pulse rate was not the best frequency, as it caused electroporation (i.e. it opens up the cells). This can be overcome by increasing the frequency to 100Hz.   See

 for more information.

Norm...over from ASTRO VIC donated a pile of interesting books to our
library. Many thanks Norm!

Robert introduced our GUEST SPEAKER for the night.  Mr. George Fyfe from

George was a mechanical engineer and the manager of Transco
Manufacturing Australia. His company specialized in designed and
manufactured drilling products for the oil and mining industries, plus
the service of this equipment and specialised pumps. The main subject
for his talk was on a very special form of pump called a "Disk Flow
pump" see  
for a picture and more information.

George put on a short video of a discflo pump pumping live fish from one tank to another without harm. These pumps work on the boundary layer of fluid principle which enables sheer density materials, flocculants, high density material and stuff like 14% paper in liquid to be pumped. These types of pumps can pump extraordinary materials that other pumps would clog up with. They were invented by Mr. Max Gersch.

George also described the aspects of "Horizontal Drilling". His company is now drilling the longest horizontal holes in the world. They have drilled a 1 metre diameter hole 2000 metres long. Ken thanked George for an excellent talk.

Jim ... detailed the latest updates on the experiments with radiant energy. He said that they although they had not succeeded in achieving a radiant event, every one had an interesting time and had learnt a lot about making plasmas. He thanked every one that had participated for their help.

Ken ... said that a new method for producing solar cells had been achieved in Amsterdam. They were now down to 20 Cents/watt compared to $4.00/watt @ 10% efficiency previously.

Andrew ... gave an update on his water technologies and discussed water vortexing in water purification.

Ken ... closed the meeting at 10.40pm and invited everyone to supper.

Until the next meeting.


ANSWER.............No helmet!


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