A Few Magnet Motors

October 6, 2010

updated 01-05-2015

How To Build Your Own Generator that generates electricity free

“Although originally suggested by Nikola Tesla in 1905, only a few permanent magnet motors-generators have been designed, that is, magnet motors where the power comes from the magnets, not an external, exaustable supply of electricity.”

“Engineers of Hitachi Magnetics Corp. of California have stated that a motor-generator run solely by magnets is feasible and logical but the politics of the matter make it impossible for them to pursue developing a magnet motor or any device that would compete with the energy cartels.”

“Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world’s machinery without the need for coal, oil, or gas.”
- Nikola Tesla

Today scientists say the universe is 60% “Radient/Dark” energy. (see our pages on “Tesla, Radiant Energy,1,2,3″)


Writing on June 10th, 1902 to his friend Robert U. Johnson, editor of Century Magazine, Tesla included a clipping from the previous day’s New York Herald about Clemente Figueras, a woods and forest engineer in Las Palmas, capital of the Canary Islands, who had invented a device for generating electricity without burning [carbon/fossil-based] fuel.

What became of Figueras and his fuel-less generator is not known, but this announcement in the paper prompted Tesla, in his letter to Johnson, to claim he had already developed such a device and had revealed the underlying physical laws.

Other U.S. patents have been filed – see Ammann, Hendershot, Hubbard, and others, however, only Tesla understood the Physics involved.

- www.bibliotecapleyades.net/tesla/lostjournals/lostjournals07.htm



Concrete proof that relativity can be violated can be found in George Gamow’s watershed book Thirty Years That Shook Physics. Gamow, one of the founding fathers of quantum physics, tells us that in the mid-1920′s, Goudsmit and Uhlenbeck discovered not only that electrons were orthorotating, but also that they were spinning at 1.37 times the speed of light. Gamow makes it clear that this discovery did not violate anything in quantum physics, what it violated was Einstein’s principle that nothing could travel faster than the speed of light.

No physicist talks about this anymore. What this means is that the entire evolution of 20th and nascent 21st century physics is evolving ignoring this key Goudsmit and Uhlenbeck finding. The ramifications suggest that elementary particles, by their nature, interface dimensions. Because they are spinning faster than the speed of light, the idea is that they are drawing this energy from the ether, a pre-physical realm, and converting the energy into material form.
- Nikola Tesla
See our page “Tesla’s Unk. Manuscript”


C. Earl Ammann:
The young inventor, C. Earl Ammann, today, Monday, August 8, 1921, demonstrated his invention by attaching it to an old automobile and running it about the city.

Lester Hendershot
In 1960, Lester Hendershot’s device (now called a ‘magnatronic generator’) was researched by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research. The generator was reported to have lit a 100-watt lamp by ‘induced radio frequency energy.’ The project ended when Hendershot committed suicide.

Alfred Hubbard:

In 1920, at the age of 19, Alfred Hubbard built a coil and motor that ran his boat 10 knots an hour on Portage Bay in Seattle. He called this ‘fuelless’ unit an ‘atmospheric power generator.’ Hubbard claimed it could operate for years; drive a large car; light an office building; and fly a plane around the world nonstop. Little is known about the Hubbard Coil. He was forced into obscurity because of what his motor would do to the present industries. “Since Alfred Hubbard worked with Tesla for a short period, it seems likely that his transformer is based on [information from] Tesla.”

T. Henry Moray

A Doctor of Electrical Engineering, T. Henry Moray wrote the book ‘The Sea of Energy in Which the Earth Floats’ in 1960. It contains results of a 50 year study with another type of ‘atmospheric energy collector.’ During FDR’s reign, Moray became the chief engineer of the western branch of the Rural Electrification Agency. He built a device that weighed 55 pounds and produced up to 50,000 watts. An ignorant co-worker was so enraged by the strange principles Moray tested, that he destroyed the machine. By today’s standards, the loss would be over a million dollars. Moray wrote that ‘frequencies maybe developed which will balance the force of gravity to a point of neutralization.’
Moray: ‘It was during the Christmas holidays of 1911 that I began to realize the fact that the energy I was working with was not of a static nature but of an oscillating nature, and that the energy was not coming out of the Earth but that it rather was coming in to the Earth from some outside source.’

Ed Gray
Ed Gray magnet motor
Edwin Gray Sr., 48, has fashioned working devices that could:
Power every auto, train, truck, boat and plane that moves in this land — perpetually.
Warm, cool and service every American home — without erecting a single transmission line.
Feed limitless energy into the nation’s mighty industrial system — forever.
And do it all without creating a single iota of pollution.
“He flicked a switch and the tiny battery sent a charge into the capacitors. He then plugged in six 15-watt electric bulbs on individual cords — and a 110-volt portable television set and two radios. The bulbs burned brightly, the television played, and both radios blared — and yet, the small battery was not discharging.”


See you the pyramid that is in the center there? That must rotate, and there must be magnets … in the corners of the larger pyramid. … The outer pyramid must have another at the bottom pointing down, …And quartz must be attached, … a sheet of quartz to store the frequency. [a capacitor to store the electrical charge?]   with your magnets to balance. … Someone has already built it, by the way, so it should be pretty easy … Not a big expense either. … It’s only only … this big … [about a foot in diameter] . . . Everyone should have one in their yard. If you make it and succeed, give it away . . . Keep making them and giving them away. . . . Maybe then you’ll stop polluting.
from Shining the Light II by Light Technology Research, ~ ‎Arthur Fanning; pg. 136-137

There was no picture with this statement so it is hard to picture it in our minds. If anyone can get it to work, let us know how and help start a movement – a magnet motor in every yard!


Ed Gray’s R. E. Motor

Another potentially valuable magnet-motor
invention and its suppression

Ed Gray magnet motor
see 2 page story and patents of Edwin V. Gray’s
1975 Radiant energy motor:
“Pulsed Capacitor Discharge Electric Engine”



Directory: Motor-Generator Self-Looped with Usable Energy Left Over

Picture this. You have a motor turning a larger output generator, and the generator is producing enough energy to keep the motor running, as well as enough left over to power other things. (It’s a little more complicated than this, but that is the general idea.) All you need to get it going is a starter motor, temporarily, like on an automobile engine, and once the system is going, it stays going, unless it is shut off.

Sounds like a clear case of violating the law of conservation of energy, right?

Apparently not.

September 16, 2013 Update: Now we know of 26 individuals/groups that have come up with this independent from one another. Some of these are likely to be bogus, but not all.

see the directory listing

see youtube videos:

how to build a self running generator


Proof of Concept

Disproof of corporate and (bought) government denials

Variations on a Magnet Motor

Evolution of Perpetual Motion, WORKING Free Energy Generator

v-gate magnetic motor


Proof of Concept


watching these 2 videos, it looks so simple but even he admits “it took me 3 tries” to get it working and he has not shown that he can build one with more turns in the coils to get more powerful output. If anyone does, let us know.

Apr 29, 2012; LifeHack2012
I was playing around with a dyi neodymium magnet motor and felt an “electric tickle”, everytime the neodymium magnet got close to the coil. So I asked myself: can I power anything with it? I tried a LED and that burned up after a few seconds so I tried it with small 2 engines from an old walkman, connected together. This setup has been running for 2 weeks now and I still don’t understand the working of it.

Sep 1, 2012; LifeHack2012
As promised, here’s my “simplified diy free energy generator” video. Select “HD 1080p” to view all the details of this machine in highest quality. My video was shot September 1st, 2012. This is the raw video footage (only inserted some titles). I drove 38 miles to this remote location, it’s a nice place to sit, eat and relax and it’s not near any buildings. It’s easy to build yourself, although it took me 3 tries to get this one working. Please give me feedback if you improve it, so I can create a better version. It’s base is a strong neodymium magnet and a self wound coil. The magnet was salvaged from an old harddisk – these are véry strong and easy to find! I tried round earth magnets (18mm Ø and 2mm thick) from eBay but they don’t seem to work. Maybe the shape to create the magnetic field isn’t right? I think it’s not a perpetual mobile, the power has to come from an external source.
Maybe zero point? Voltage is stable, even under load, that’s promising!


A group of these could be
mounted on a rotating disc?


the 2 below are similar

Dual Geared Wheels

using an iron bar for a magnetic shield

Permanent magnets on both sides of an iron shield are attracted to the shield and only weakly to each other at close proximity to the shield.

to picture this with something smooth around the upper gears to extend them out a little more and to mount the magnets on them, might work.

The simplest, cheapest, ideas are the best.


Radio Shack sells 1″ and 1.5″ bar magnets. However, many bar magnets are a lot cheaper on the web. Do a google search.

you may find a pkg of 50 “magnetic buttons” at Walmart for about $6.

Take a wheel off an old toy, an old roller skate, … or find a hardware store which sells wheels (caster or small fly-wheels?) or a place which sells parts (wheels) for R.C. cars, and buy a couple.


In 1893, Tesla applied for a patent on an electrical coil that is the most likely candidate for a non-mechanical successor of his energy extractor. This is his “Coil for Electro-magnets,” patent #512,340. It is a curious design, unlike an ordinary coil made by turning wire on a tube form, this one uses two wires laid next to each other on a form but with the end of the first one connected to the beginning of the second one.
In the patent Tesla explains that this double coil will store many times the energy of a conventional coil.



Capacitors are occasionally referred to as condensers.
This is now considered an antiquated term.


A light-weight super high density capacitor
to replace heavy batteries in an electric car

Nikola Tesla US patent # 512,340


No. 512,340. Patented Jen. 9,1894.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 512,340, dated January 9, 1894. Application filed July 7.1893. Serial No. 479,804.

Be it known that I, NIKOLA TESLA, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Coils for Electro-Magnets and other Apparatus, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the drawings accompanying and forming a part of the same.

In electric apparatus or systems in which alternating currents are employed the self induction of the coils or conductors may, and, in fact, in many cases does operate disadvantageously by giving rise to false currents which often reduce what is known as the commercial efficiency of the apparatus composing the system or operate detrimentally in other respects. The effects of self-induction, above referred to, are known to be neutralized by proportioning to a proper degree the capacity of the circuit with relation to the self-induction and frequency of the currents. This has been accomplished here-to-fore by the use of condensers [capacitors] constructed and applied as separate instruments.

My present invention has for its object to avoid the employment of condensers [capacitors] which are expensive, cumbersome and difficult to maintain in perfect condition, and to so construct the coils themselves as to accomplish the same ultimate object.

In order to attain my object and, to properly increase the capacity of any given coil, I wind it in such way as to secure a greater difference of potential between its adjacent turns or convolutions, and since the energy stored in the coil-considering the latter as a condenser [capacitor], is proportionate to the square of the potential difference between its adjacent convolutions, it is evident that I may in this way secure by a proper disposition of these convolutions a greatly increased capacity for a given increase in potential difference between the turns.

Figure l is a diagram of a coil wound in the ordinary manner. Fig. 2 is a diagram of a winding designed to secure the objects of my invention.

Let A, Fig. 1, designate any given coil the spires or convolutions of which are wound upon and insulated from each other. Let it be assumed that the terminals of this coil show a potential difference of one hundred volts, and that there are one thousand convolutions; their considering any two contiguous points on adjacent convolutions let it be assumed that there will exist between them a potential difference of one-tenth of a volt. If now, as shown in Fig. 2, a conductor B be wound parallel with the conductor A and insulated from it, and the end of A be connected with the starting point of B, the aggregate length of the two conductors being such that the assumed number of convolutions or turns is the same, viz., one thousand, then the potential difference between any two adjacent points in A and B will be fifty volts, and as the capacity effect is proportionate to the square of this difference. The energy stored in the coil as a whole – will now be two hundred and fifty thousand times as great Following out this principle, I may wind any given coil either in Whole or in part, not only in the specific manner herein illustrated, but a1so in a great variety of ways, well known in the art, so as to secure between adjacent convolutions such potential difference as will give the proper capacity to neutralize the self-induction for any given current that may be employed. Capacity secured in this particular way possesses an additional advantage in that it is evenly distributed, a consideration of the greatest importance in many cases, and the results, both as to efficiency and economy, are the more readily and easily obtained as the size of the coils, the potential difference,

or frequency of the currents are increased.

Coils composed of independent strands or conductors wound side by side and connected in series are not in themselves new, and I do not regard a more detailed description of the same as necessary. but heretofore, so far as I am aware, the objects in view have been essentially different from mine, and the results which I obtain even if an incident to such forms of winding have not been appreciated or taken advantage of.

In carrying out my invention it is to be observed that certain facts are well understood by those skilled in the art, viz: the relations of capacity, self-induction, and the frequency and potential difference of the current. What capacity, therefore, in any given case it is desirable to obtain and what special winding will secure it, are readily determinable from the other factors which are known.

What I claim as my invention is –
1. A coil for electric apparatus the adjacent convolutions of which form parts of the circuit between which there exists a potential difference sufficient to secure in the coil a capacity capable of neutralizing its self-induction, as herein before described.

2. A coil composed of contiguous or adjacent insulated conductors electrically connected in series and having a potential difference of such value as to give to the coil as a whole, a capacity sufficient to neutralize its self-induction, as set forth.

Robert F. Gaylord,
Parker W. Page





Howard Johnson created one. He has arranged a set of permanent magnets on the rotor and a corresponding set – with different spacing – on the stator. One simply has to move the stator into position and rotation of the rotor begins immediately.

His invention was vandalized; his work suppressed:
“He’s had numerous additional setbacks over the years after his working unit was vandalized by thieves that broke into Howard’s shop and stole only the magnets off that model, leaving many $thousands worth of other material nearby untouched.”

see Howard Johnson’s permanent Magnet Motor


the Ecklin Generators

John W. Ecklin was granted US Patent Number 3,879,622 on 29th March 1974. The patent is for a magnet/electric motor generator which produces an output greater than the input necessary to run it. There are two styles of operation. The main illustration for the first is: [an inferior variation, it seems]

Here, the idea is to use a small low-power motor to rotate a magnetic shield to mask the pull of two magnets. This causes a fluctuating magnet field which is used to rotate a generator drive.

In the diagram above, the motor at point “A” rotates the shaft and shielding strips at point “B”. These rectangular mu-metal strips form a very conductive path for the magnetic lines of force when they are lined up with the ends of the magnets and they effectively shut off the magnet pull in the area of point “C”. At point “C”, the spring-loaded traveller is pulled to the left when the right-hand magnet is shielded and the left hand magnet is not shielded. When the motor shaft rotates further, the traveller is pulled to the right when the left-hand magnet is shielded and the right hand magnet is not shielded. This oscillation is passed by mechanical linkage to point “D” where it is used to rotate a shaft used to power a generator.

As the effort needed to rotate the magnetic shield is relatively low, it is claimed that the output exceeds the input and so can be used to power the motor which rotates the magnetic shield.

The second method for exploiting the idea is shown in the patent as:

Here, the same shielding idea is utilised to produce a reciprocating movement which is then converted to two rotary motions to drive two generators. The pair of magnets “A” are placed in a housing and pressed towards each other by two springs. When the springs are fully extended, they are just clear of the magnetic shield “B”. When a small electric motor (not shown in the diagram) moves the magnetic shield out of the way, the two magnets are strongly repelled from each other as their North poles are close together. This compresses the springs and through the linkages at “C” they turn two shafts to generate output power.

the Ecklin-Brown Generator

A modification of this idea is the Ecklin-Brown Generator. In this arrangement, the movable magnetic shielding arrangement provides a direct electrical output rather than a mechanical movement:

Here, the same motor and rotating magnetic shield arrange- ment is used, but the magnetic lines of force are blocked from flowing through a central I-piece. This I-piece is made of laminated iron slivers and has a pickup coil or coils wound around it.

The device operates as follows:

In the position shown on the left, the magnetic lines of force flow downwards through the pickup coils. When the motor shaft has rotated a further ninety degrees, the situation on the right occurs and there, the magnetic lines of force flow upwards through the pickup coils. This is shown by the blue arrows in the diagram. This reversal of magnetic flux takes place four times for every rotation of the motor shaft.

While the Ecklin-Brown design assumes that an electric motor is used to rotate the mu-metal shield, there does not seem to be any reason why the rotation should not be done with a permanent magnet motor.


Some basic observations concerning magnets

  1. Two magnets repel further than they attract because of friction and inertia forces, however, Using magnets to repel tends to weaken them as it causes more misalignment of the domains.
  2. Most of our energy comes directly or indirectly from electromagnetic energy of the sun, e.g. photosynthesis and watercycle of ocean to water vapor to rain or snow to ocean.
  3. Magnetic energy “travels” between poles at the speed of light.
  4. Permanent magnets on both sides of an iron shield are attracted to the shield and only weakly to each other at close proximity to the shield.
  5. Permanent magnets are ferrous metals. The attraction is an inverse square force.
  6. Magnetic energy can be shielded.
  7. The sliding or perpendicular force of a keeper is much less than the force in the direction of the field to remove the keeper.
  8. Most of the magnetic energy is concentrated at the poles of the magnet.
  9. A permanent magnet loses little strength unless dropped or heated. Heating misaligns the magnetic elements within the magnet.
  10. If a weight lifted by a permanet magnet is slowly increased, the lifting power of the magnet can be increased until all the magnetic domains in the magnet are aligned in the same direction. This becomes the limit.


“It is absolutely essential to know that the universe is governed by perpetual motion, from the atom to the galaxy for “eternity past” and for “eternity future”, producing its own movements independently without interruption.”


Alfred Hubbard’s Generator

Howard Johnson’s permanent Magnet Motor

Tesla’s Electric Car

Tesla, Radiant Energy, page 1


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116 Responses to A Few Magnet Motors

  1. Jim on January 30, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Please give me feedback if you improve it, so I can create a better version. Sep 1, 2012; LifeHack2012. This quote is from the free energy Utube above.
    I am an electronic engineer with many years of study of electrical theory and and circuit design. This makes it hard for me to believe anything like this but I also keep an open mind on the subject so I tried this one and got the exact results I expected. (Nothing).
    I would like to talk or e-mail this person and find out if I could have possibly done something wrong or if it’s just a hoax of some kind.

  2. virendra on January 21, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    we are interested in magnetic motor. could you send us other guide lines. thank you. virendra

  3. Ronald Noll on January 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Where can I find a magnetic motor to use?

  4. Kent Swanbeck on January 8, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Do you have any information on propane as a fuel? Thanks, Kent

    go to our page “Run Your Car On Vapors”. There we discuss more efficient fuels.

  5. Zach on January 4, 2015 at 4:37 am

    I would really like more information on how to build the device in the first and second video on this page. I don’t see how it is possible, but I did try it a couple of times but didn’t get a single millivolt from it. Any information would be nice.

    some copper wires have a clear coating of insulation which must be scraped off for contact. Also, “LifeHack2012″ himself admits he had trouble getting it to work at first. If any others report trouble, we may drop it and focus on the other options that produce more output.

  6. linoavac on December 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    . . . plus.google.com/communities/ . . . (link)

    thank you. … see a large listing of many instances of motor driven generators:

  7. Joe Spenner on December 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    My compassion is for our American Indians who are shoved out of their homeland and are suffering from bitter-cold shacks. How can we develop this wonderful discovery of magnetic motors to help them get use of these magnet powered machines to warm their frosty shacks? . . .

    same as for everyone else, start building them and handing them out.

  8. yugendhar on December 21, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    hey guys i have invented a magnetic C.P.U fan motor for producing electricity. It produces 100 volts to glow a bulb. if I construct a large(huge) size of c.p.u fan is it produces a more mega watts of electricity my mail id gytam.yugendhar75 -at- gmail.com rplyme fast

    make it as simple as possible and start making them and handing them out. send us pictures with the simplest of instructions and we will post it for everyone to try it out.

  9. ihtisha on December 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Please watch me free energy magnet motor how to made
    ihtisha mullah

    ? . . . Oh, I think you mean “show me” … “how to make”
    Read our page “Run Your Car On Vapors” first.

  10. sallau on December 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I love this your invention sir keep it up. How long can this magnet last to supply uninterrupted electricity?
    sallau simon

    read this page to learn the different factors that affect a magnets’ longevity.

  11. Kent on October 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    please send all information on magnetic motors? Thanks, Kent Swanbeck

  12. troy on September 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I can see the 3 electromagnets on the rotor and the stator. Is there a blueprint or dimensions that one can read to make the whole generator?
    troy osburn

  13. Greg on August 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Hi, i gave your unit a try the one with the hard drive Magnet. i could not get any voltage from it,,
    what size wire did you use? what dia of the coil of the copper how may coils? did you just use hot glue? please let me know. please contact me at dynotime1 ‘at’ yahoo.com asap i really want to try this, and the one that you get the led’s to light up. that would be great for lighting when the power went out.

    what i do not understand how can a single wire produce a + charger and a – charge to get voltage. can you show a vid of you building the device. Thanks so much and i know many many people would want this device i can think of many many uses and never hurt the power co.

    pleas asap thanks Greg

  14. David on July 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Ok. I have been able to develop a theorem. I’m optimistic that it works 100percent but I need neodyminum magnets to develope a prototype. Its not 100 percent free energy. It requires power at a 30 to 50 percent. Pls can anyone. Send me neodyminum magnets. I can’t a place to buy in my country a

  15. Maxwell on June 19, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Hi. I am an inventor and I invented a magnet motor that works. It is different than the bronze one. Does the bronze one really work? Mine is called the Magno Spindle. Please contact me. P.S. I, the author of this email, am not a droid. I am a real human. I am connected to a virtual reality machine.

    your sense of humor is good. If it is simple enough and you have a picture of it – and maybe a video on youtube – share it with us so that we all can try it.

  16. Bill on May 31, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    People are inherently afraid of change. What makes you think people will want free energy, considering it will destroy the world economy overnight? Most people I know couldn’t care less about suppressed technologies. Heck, constantly moving oceans with temperature variations cover 70% of this planet, yet we don’t use this clean, abundant, renewable source of energy now, even though the technologies to harness and store the oceans’ energy are well understood and are common knowledge. Why do you think sheeple will use a magnet motor when they already ignore known technologies for abundant, renewable, clean energy now? Honest question.

    that’s honestly funny. we guess you don’t know most people.

  17. dennis on April 18, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    All of the magnets are facing out with the same polarity. They repel each other after passing past the filed down iron bar.

  18. Umar on March 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    would it be possible to power a car just by using magnetic energy and the movement of water? – Muhammad Umar

  19. johnny on March 15, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Without the proper documentation, there is little information provide to the public. If they are not informed about a product, then how can they demand it. We need guerrilla marketers and tinkerers – you are our future, as our leaders are letting us down. J. D. Rockefeller founder of Standard Oil and also the Rockefeller Foundation, which is the largest donator and most influential to the agenda and materials covered by the Department of Education, so it’s no wonder we are never educated about the evident physics of FREE ENERGY. The technology is REAL…

  20. Paul on February 28, 2014 at 6:08 am

    This is my ‘Twin V-Gate’ idea in action: – Paul Barrett

    very good

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