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Free Energy: A History

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posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 09:40 AM
Hi I have long been fascinated by the holy grail of free energy I found a nice chronology posted here by some chap called Eric

a brief extract below:

Villand de Honnecourt 13th century had a drawing of one.

Leonardo da vinci made a number of drawings of things he hoped would make energy for free.

Jesuit priest, Johanes Taisnerius worked on a magnetic based perpetual motion machine Mimara in 1518 designed a "self-blowing windmill"

John Dee of 16th century reported seeing one - but wasn't allowed a closer look

Cornelis Drebbel 1610, was an alchemist and magician supposedly made one. (hundreds have tried to replicate alchemy too)

Robert Fludd 1630 proposed many machines -people were trying to patent variations of Fludd's failures in the 1870's 1635 - first of many English perpetual motion machine patents granted. - by 1903, 600 such patents had been granted. Free energy claimants love impressing people with patents (most people don't understand that a patent can't promise feasibility)

I would love to know if any other members have things to add to this list or any comments on its accuracy.

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posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 09:59 AM
im pretty sure Tesla had some ideas on this matter, i don't know exactly what they were, but im sure someone else could point you in the right direction.

posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 11:53 AM

Originally posted by The Mo
im pretty sure Tesla had some ideas on this matter, i don't know exactly what they were, but im sure someone else could point you in the right direction.

Google self acting machine.

But this might not show up, the originator:

FIRST EFFORTS TO PRODUCE THE SELF-ACTING ENGINE — THE MECHANICAL OSCILLATOR — WORK OF DEWAR AND LINDE — LIQUID AIR Having recognized this truth, I began to devise means for carrying out my idea, and, after long thought, I finally conceived a combination of apparatus which should make possible the obtaining of power from the medium by a process of continuous cooling of atmospheric air. This apparatus, by continually transforming heat into mechanical work, tended to become colder and colder, and if it only were practicable to reach a very low temperature in this manner, then a sink for the heat could be produced, and energy could be derived from the medium. This seemed to be contrary to the statements of Carnot and Lord Kelvin before referred to, but I concluded from the theory of the process that such a result could be attained.

Tesla gives about as much info as anyone else but his free moving
piston relied on the gas evaporation cooling to provide a mechanical
advantage to perhaps make an overunity generator.

Also something in here:

The windings on the oscillator were about 50 miles in length, and its inductive- capacitive system allowed it to operate on a frequency which was consistent with the earth’s, at a wavelength of about 925 miles, with a frequency close to 13.5 c.p.s., sometimes mentioned in relation to Naval ELF communications. Was this part of Tesla’s long wave system for “transmission of electric energy without wires”, which he said he had completed just prior to his death, as shown in the FBI documents? Is the Navy’s ELF (“Extremely Low Frequencies”) system not only for communications, just as Tesla said, but also for broadcasting energy to submarines—just as Tesla also said?

Earth power using the gas evaporation moving piston arrangement

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posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 10:27 PM
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There are much longer lists if instead of just searching on "free energy" you also search for "perpetual motion machines" which is a related concept, though I normally think of the latter powering only itself and the former being able to power other things. But they both rely on getting energy from nowhere.

Here's a list of patents on perpetual motion machines:

As some people have pointed out, once you remove friction you can get close to perpetual motion. The vacuum still has some molecules where the moon orbits but not enough to slow it down, in fact rather than slowing down and spiraling into the Earth, the moon is spiraling away. And yet we can extract energy from this "perpetual motion" of the Earth and the moon angular momentum:

Tidal power

Tidal power, also called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy of tides into electricity or other useful forms of power. The first large-scale tidal power plant (the Rance Tidal Power Station) started operation in 1966.

Although not yet widely used, tidal power has potential for future electricity generation. Tides are more predictable than wind energy and solar power.

That's one of the few power sources I know of that doesn't come from the sun ultimately. To the extent we've harnessed it so far, it may seem like free energy, but I don't think we've violated any laws of physics regarding conservation of angular momentum. It's just that the angular momentum of the Earth/moon system is so large, the small amount of energy we've extracted is imperceptible. If this ever takes off as a power source, I wonder if we could actually change the angular momentum of the Earth/moon system significantly?

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 02:45 PM
There is also the cosmic bulb, just a solid half sphere of
aluminum that focuses random ether sound waves at a
collecting plate tied to a battery and capacitor.

I don't even think the spherical side has to be energized
but that would be just a non energy loss potential bias.

The device must work as I've never seen the device except
in a Tesla patent.

Much like Tesla's aircraft which we only see parts and how
the ship works. Apparently there is a free energy lift in the
Tesla theory of gravity. How can a theory provide such

Tune in to the non Illuminati news if any ever goes into existence.

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