Welcome to the February edition of the newsletter. I guess things are well and truly back to normal by now after the Christmas break With a few people beginning or continuing on with projects. Ashley & Peter have a Tesla turbine under construction while George, Ashley and Leon are working on the tetrahedral geometry device designed by George. Andrew and myself are fine tuning our fuel systems while Andrew G and Damien have begun to install systems on their vehicles. It is great to see some action at last so if you are doing something let me know so I can pass it on via these pages.
The January meeting began on time!! with around 45 people present. After Ashley welcomed everyone, Peter gave the Treasurers report, stating that we still had nearly $400 left after paying the Extra-Ordinary Science subscription and purchasing a second hand "whiteboard" to be used at the meetings.
I then gave the Secretaries report which consisted of a letter from Dieter S and another from Robert M, both from Queensland. Ashley and
I then proceeded to try and talk people into bringing along their projects to display at the next meeting. We explained that it wasn't a competition nor did the devices have to be finished or working, but bringing them along could give you some input to maybe get the thing operational!!
The general part of the meeting began with a query on Jock Lawrie's electric car, (see article later in this newsletter) followed by Ashley who presented a flyer on a "Flower of Life" workshop from Carol and finally Michael showed a new type of roof vent which is controlled thermostatically and opens two vanes as the temperature rises to let the hot air escape from the roof
Simon Miles then gave his presentation on the Sacred Geometry of Rennes-Le-Chateau in France. This turned out to be an extremely well researched and presented talk which kept everyone's interest for the rest of the evening. The night was recorded on video and we hope to have a copy in the library soon. Because of the length of Simon's talk, the video on Barry Hilton's engine was not shown and so will be presented at the next meeting. The official part of the night closed at around 1lpm and was followed by lots of eating, drinking and talking with the last stragglers being marched up the driveway just after midnight.
ERIC KRIEG'S OPEN OFFER TO VALIDATE CLAIMS OF FREE ENERGY.
For all those out there who reckon they have a free energy machine, here is your big chance to get a free trip overseas and $1000 spending money -so come on down! Eric Krieg has put up a challenge for anyone to submit a FE machine to him for testing with travel expenses paid and $1000 to anyone who can pass it. Details are below.
"For years I've heard the claim that many people have come up with machines that pull energy out of the air (using heat, magnetic fields, ether, gravity or what ever). Books on urban legend are full of rumours of this. Believers in free energy machines feel that the obvious hoaxes must be separated from the real thing. I offer to pay travel expenses and $1000 to anyone who can pass the following test: (once I feel more confident of my ability to detect fraud, I'll up the prize to $ 10000). I also offer a $ 1000 commission to anyone who talks an inventor into submitting a winning design to me. To any winners, I promise to openly promote your device to the scientific and engineering community."
Terms of the Eric Krieg Free Energy Machine Test.
Claimant must mail me a request to be reviewed (firstname.lastname@example.org) including the following information: general description of operation, requirements for demonstration, description of energy output, non-disclosure agreements, mass and volume of areas to be kept secret, full description of any latent stored energy in the object such as pressurized cannister, batteries, springs, etc. Claimant must sign an agreement surrendering any and all rights to legal action against Eric Krieg or other participating person or agency, so far as may be legally done under present statutes, in regard to injury, accident, or any other damage of a physical or emotional nature or financial or professional loss of any kind.
Claimant and Eric Krieg must agree in advance to what will be demonstrated and how much of the device Eric and party will be allowed to inspect before, during and after the demonstration. There should also be an agreement on measurement of power output. This offer is made only by Eric Krieg and not on behalf of any organization, though others may be involved in examination of claims.
The following forms of heat or energy generation will not be considered free: internal combustion engines consuming fuel, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion (Including forms of cold fusion), devices involving prestored mechanical energy (such as springs and flywheels). The device should be constructed so that it would be able to put out continuous energy for weeks with out consuming anything with in the device that can be used up.
The device must put out at least 1.5KW of electrical produced resistive heat energy at least 90% of a 24 hour window of time. Eric shall provide the resistive loads and power measuring. The device to be tested shall not exceed 6 ft on any dimension unless per prior agreement. (my garage is only so big) The device must be under 2000 lbs of mass. And the CG must be within 2 feet of one side. (that's all my forklift will handle)
The power output must be approximately 100 volts either AC or DC - so that Eric's array of 15 100 watt bulbs can be as brightly lit as by conventional power grid power. It's the responsibility of the claimant to provide transformers, converters, etc to supply specified output. Eric will provide a conventional (non GFI) 20 amp breaker between the device and electrical load. Conventional AC power (15 amps 120 and 240) is available only for machine start and independent measuring equipment.
The claimant agrees to open coverage by members of the press (with the exception of pre-agreed parts of the device which can be shrouded). The claimant understands that Eric will publish results and openly make them available in cyberspace. Claimant agrees that no trickery will be involved and agrees to return money if fraud is discovered later. Eric agrees to pay up to $1000 of documented travel expenses and a $1000 prize if the device passes the test.
Testing will be done in an enclosed garage outside (unless the device is easily portable). Witnesses, video cameras and electronic instrumentation will be recording the the entire event. Copies of all test data will be made openly available for the cost of duplication, shipping and handling. The claimant is strongly encouraged to privately run through the test ahead of time. Enic is open to negotiating reasonable exceptions to these terms ahead of time. Eric can be contacted on the Internet on "mailto:email@example.com "
"SHUTTLECOCK" RECHARGEABLE BATTERY.
American company, Ultralife Batteries, has developed the world's first rechargeable battery made from lightweight solid materials. Because it is entirely solid, it cannot leak any gasses or liquids, making it very safe. The battery contains lightweight lithium based electrodes and a solid polymer electrolyte, whose exact composition is a closely guarded secret. The simple structure of the battery also means that it can be shaped to suit any device, and the battery can be recharged more than 1,000 times.
The new battery is known as the shuttlecock cell, because it relies on lithium ions passing to and fro as it is charged and discharged. When the battery is discharging, lithium ions migrate from where they are stored in a flat, carbon anode. The ions cross a layer of polymer electrolyte and combine with the cathode material on the other side to form
lithiated manganese oxide. Sheets of metallic mesh on the top and bottom of the cell act as current collectors. When the battery is recharged, this process is reversed. The cell is sealed in laminated aluminium foil to keep out moisture.
This month's phrase looks a bit "scholarly", but don't get too hot under the collar!
This article is a few years old now but I'm sure quite a few of the newer members of the group would not have seen it. I found it again, posted on the Internet and I thought it would be worth repeating here. It is written by Dan Danforth who was (or is?) following the path of Stan Meyer with his own experiments. If anyone has a more recent account of Dan's work, let me know and I will include it in a later newsletter.
"In the original set-up that Stan Meyer showed us, he used 36 volts as the basic potential applied to the reaction chamber. He also commented that stainless steel ( 410 not 403 ) was the only metal that could be used as oxides formed with all others. His original chamber used 18 inch long by 0.375 inch diameter (od.) rod surrounded by 1 inch diameter (id.) 16 inch long pipe. The reason for the difference in length is for mechanical ease of construction. My prototype used 14 inch long rod and 12 inch long pipe of similar diameters as the drawing indicates.
Having a severe lack of parts diversity here in Sri-Lanka, I was only able to obtain a 24 volt, 8 amp transformer and built my circuitry around that. The final output is 20 volts with MI reading 10 amps to the pulsing circuit which generates a symmetrical square wave ( 50% duty cycle to the flyback inductor connected in series with the chamber as the schematic shows. The flyback high voltage spike is directed across the chamber. The use of a high voltage spike alone, without the current being delivered through the liquid, will not cause the disassociation to take place. This I verified using an ignition coil in place of the inductor and applied the secondary with half wave rectification and blocking capacitor to prevent burn out to the chamber with no results. Apparently the current in the water aligns the molecules appropriately to allow the high voltage spike to do its work which in my opinion is the stimulation of molecular resonance. Once Stan's unit was made to begin breakdown (which takes 6 to 8 seconds) he was able to reduce both current and voltage to miniscule proportions. I attribute this to sympathetic oscillation of the aligned molecules, requiring very little in the way of additional excitation. A phenomena akin to Tesla 's super resonance... resulting in Stan discovering that he only had to supply three pulses in ten to satisfy the requirement of the chamber. I have not yet had the opportunity to duplicate this portion of the experiment but, in time I will.
Duplication of the device described in these pages, however, will produce the phenomena and hopefully launch other enterprising and inventive souls on to designing their own refined models. It would be nice to have feedback so that we can all collectively work to bring about the transition to non-pollution energy.
P. S. - The electrical circuit is by no means optimised, but represents instead the result of parts availability here. Any good technician could improve on it quite readily.
There are two primary frequencies that produce the best results. They are 14372 Hz and 43430 Hz. The former is about 50% more efficient, but it seems
that just about any frequency between 9 KHz and 143762 Khz works quite well.) This is because the nature of the wave form ( a spike ) is rich in harmonics and one of them is bound to be close to one of the two primary frequencies. Use of permanent magnets may also increase
Note: Sub-harmonics of the two primary frequencies at which dissociation will occur.
ADELAIDE ELECTRIC CAR
Retired electrician, Jock Lawrie, claims to have invented an electric car which will recharge its batteries while driving. He recently appeared on local television demonstrating his car, a retrofitted Daihatsu Handivan. His "Self Generating Electrocar has a top speed of 82 Km/hr and can reach this speed in 12 seconds. He has travelled from Adelaide to Sydney and back four times with "no charge, no nothing" - most recently the round trip of 1501 Km being completed in 27 hours.
Jock has been working on the car for 6 years, while 14 months ago he designed the recharging system. Electric motors drive the front wheels, while the charging generators, driven from a cone disc on the rear wheels, recharge the batteries. There is one bank of batteries in the front of the vehicle and a second in the rear so that while one bank supplies power to the car, the other is being charged. Jock claims that his secret to success is that he has redesigned the batteries and uses temperature control on them so that they can accept the charge faster than normal. This enables them to be charged at a faster rate than the other bank is being discharged by the driving electric motors. "Experts" who have examined the car were reportedly so amazed that they used mirrors to film under the car, checked the battery casing for a hidden engine and drilled holes in the car's panels to check for petrol, but did not find anything suspicious.
Jock claims that he has had a $6 million offer from a Thai company for his system, while once a US oil company had a silver Mercedes cruise alongside his car with a dollar sign in it's window! However Jock says he is hanging out for an Australian investor to set up a factory here in Adelaide to keep the project local. Where this will go in the future who knows, but let's hope that if it is for real it doesn't disappear into the great black hole of big business never to surface again!
After the Federal Government's cuts to the Green Card and the Ethanol Bounty Scheme, they have recently announced that the Australian Conservation Foundation has had it's grant cut by 40%. So don't expect any money for your Free Energy project out of this government.
Andrew experienced an interesting effect the other day which occurred to his car during a thunder storm. Suddenly the car began accelerating while Andrew was backing off on the throttle, until a bolt of lightening hit and the car went back to normal. This suggests that the charge in the air was contributing to the running of the engine until the lightening discharged it. Andrew and I have both been putting together high voltage circuits to treat the air going into our engines, so maybe we are on the right track!
THE "WIND CAR'
After the discussion at the last meeting about the Adelaide electric car featured on the previous page, which included talk of wind generators fitted to the vehicle, Randal suggested that I re-run the following item which appeared in an earlier edition of this newsletter. The article originally came from an English newspaper (January 1994) and is about an electric car design which uses the air flow through the body to operate a turbine / generator to recharge the batteries.
"The vehicle, designed by 60 year old David Burns, is in development stage and the first full size vehicle should be running by June. A wooden mock-up has been tested by Russia's Aerodynamics Institute, (no English institutions would listen to his idea) and is said to have worked incredibly well. The top speed of the "wind car" is 10OMPH and the range is about 300 miles for each overnight battery recharge. The car is driven by two electric motors, one on each front wheel, with a powerful under-floor air driven turbine alternator recharging the batteries as the car is driven along. As it is air driven, the alternator can operate at a faster rate than the speed of the car, and therefore produce more electricity than would otherwise be possible. The air enters a cone shaped tunnel through a 54 inch diameter intake where the vehicle's grille would normally be. As the air rushes in it gathers force at the cone's narrow end, where a jet of air drives the fan blades of the turbine and so turns the alternator. The air jet "exhaust" also helps propel the car along. Because of the shape of the wind cone, another unusual aspect of this car is the four seats which are sited one behind the other. The inventor claims that the car will be cheap to buy and run with almost no servicing costs. There are only 40 components in the whole vehicle, including it's plastic body, and he envisages it will go on sale for about 10,000 pounds." (sorry about all this imperial talk like inches, miles and pounds but after all it is English)
FROM THE PAST.
More advertising from Popular Mechanics in the 1950's - this one claims 25% fuel saving by using a pressure regulator in the fuel line, all for only $5.95!!!
This month's meeting will be held on Friday February 14th, with the doors opening at 7.30pm and the meeting starting at 8pm.
This month will be a bit different in that it will be available for everyone to bring along their experiments to show and talk about. This should be a pretty low key affair so don't be put off bringing your stuff along because you don't want to stand up in front of a group and talk about it. The other aspect of this is that by sharing your projects you could also gain some insight or help to get it working if it is not already. So far we have the following people, (in alphabetical order) bringing something along:
Andrew: - Electrolysis equipment for hydrogen production.
Leon: - Adams motor.
Peter & Ashley: - Tesla turbine.
Roger - TOMI device, Hendershot generator, etc, etc. Tesla switch.
It would be great to have more people involved so bring your stuff along!! Remember YOU asked for more technical input, so here is YOUR chance to contribute to the group. Also at this meeting we will show two videos, the first which was held over from last month's meeting due to time constraints, on Barry Hilton's motor, and the second, a short one on Jock Lawrie's electric car..
Don't forget your $3 to get in and bring along something to share for supper - see you there!
PHRENETIC PHRASES ANSWER: Three degrees above boiling!!