Steorn's e-Orbo self-looped electromagnetic motor demonstration underway
By Sterling D. Allan
Dec 15, 2009 - 7:51:00 PM
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Steorn's e-Orbo self-looped electromagnetic motor demonstration underway
The long-awaited, public demo of electromagnetic overunity
that is self-looped to keep itself running continuously, is now under
way, with Steorn's e-Orbo being shown at
Dublin's Waterways Centre. A D-cell battery powers the motor and is
recharged by it continuously.
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We were the first news service to report on this earth-changing
Steorn CEO, Sean McCarthy explains the e-Orbo
technology that is now on public display.
Commencing this morning at 7:00 am GMT at the Waterways Centre in Dublin,
Ireland, Steorn is publicly demonstrating its new "e-Orbo"
electromagnetic overunity, self-looped motor for the world to see.
The motor sits on a clear plastic stand in the middle of a room, so that you can
see that there are no wires running to or from the device. The only wires
go to and from a D-cell battery that sits next to the device and is recharged by
the device, making it spin continually without ever stopping.
A Steorn press release
Orbo technology, which has been in development for six years,
provides free, clean and constant energy at the point of use. It can be
engineered to power anything from a phone to a fridge to a car. It is
controversial because it is an "over-unity" technology, meaning that it
produces more energy than it consumes without the degradation of its
The Steorn website invites people to come view
the demo in person. Admission is free.
For those not able to travel there in person, a live stream is available from the Steorn website;
and the public is allowed in to view the device in operation during the hours
the centre is open. A webcam will be live 24/7 through the duration of the
demonstration, which is scheduled to run from December 15-23, 2009, then from
January 5-31, 2010.
According to Steorn, the motor will run for the entire duration without the battery
being replaced -- something that would never happen under normal circumstances,
hence demonstrating that the device is somehow keeping the battery charged --
the very battery that is running the device. The only caveat on that claim
is that because this is a prototype, it is prone to mechanical or other
failures, and parts may need to be replaced during the demonstration.
Normally this would be called "perpetual motion," but I don't think of
it in those terms. The way I see it is that if this is indeed a legitimate
system, then it is somehow harnessing energy from the environment -- some kind
of unseen electromagnetic force that is free for the taking.
Scientists around the world will be scratching their heads about
this demonstration by Steorn, to come up with an explanation of how
this could be happening. It may in time change the physics books; but
more importantly, it may change the public mindset that for too long
has been closed to such possibilities, even though garage tinkerers and
serious inventors have been coming up with stuff like this essentially
since Nikola Tesla.
Here is the feed from one of their live cameras:
Here is a live view from the top:
This electromagnetic version is one of two variations of the effect discovered
by Steorn in 2003. The other variation involves just magnets, with no
electrical input at all.
It appears that Steorn and the engineers who have been assisting them as part
of a development group, decided to first demonstrate the electromagnetic
Sean McCarthy explains the overunity concept
in front of Dublin's Waterways Centre.
Steorn brings a stature to their presentation that has gotten the world to sit
up and take notice, notwithstanding their failed demonstration of three years
ago. Even though most coverage to date has been negative and highly
skeptical, nevertheless, Steorn has received widespread coverage.
This latest development will no doubt get the world talking.
Bear in mind that even if the concept is sound, an important milestone
still to be achieved, is to derive a practical configuration
for implementing the concept that is cost-effective and reliable.
Steorn invites inquiries into development and licensing of the technology.
"What we're offering is not just some new, cool technology. It
is a real opportunity for us as a species, and us as a society, to change
everything." -- Sean McCarthy
Here's the explanatory video by Steorn, found on their home
See also our back-up.
YouTube removed the
audio because Steorn included some music that "has not been authorized by WMG"
(at least to YouTube's knowledge). Steorn did get permission to use the
music that is included with the video.
How it Works
According to the explanation video, the e-Orbo consists of two components.
The first component is a motor that looks like a traditional pulse motor in
which an energy reservoir (the D-cell battery in this case) that energizes the
coils to push the magnets causing rotation.
The rectification circuit is basically just a
The second component is a generator with pick-up coils for generating
electricity as the magnets pass by the electromagnets around the periphery,
converting the kinetic energy from the rotation of the motor into electrical
energy to feed back into the battery with a simple rectification circuit.
From a systemic point of view, the motor is producing rotational energy,
electrical energy, and heat as the net products. Hence, McCarthy states
the overall production of energy is in a 3:1 ratio. Three units of energy
produced for every one unit put in.
For many years Steorn has developed technology to help combat counterfeiting and
fraud in the plastic card and optical disc industries.
In 2003 Steorn undertook a project to develop more efficient micro
generators. Early into this project the company developed certain generator
configurations that appeared to be over 100% efficient. Further investigation
and development has led to the company's all-magnet motor technology
which allegedly produces free energy. (Ref.)
The technology is patent pending.
On July 4, 2007, Steorn ran a widely publicized demo of their free energy
prototype at the Kinetica Museum in London, promised to be streamed live around
the world; but it opened with the device not working, spurring much skepticism. (Ref.)
On Feb. 4, 2009, they lifted the curtain once again, this time soliciting
teams of engineers and commercial interests to become part of a developer group
who will take a working principle and build embodiments which can then be
implemented through license. (Ref.)
On June 21, 2009, the Jury selected in 2006 to review the Steorn technology
issued the verdict reached by the end of 2008, namely that the technology does
not result in energy gain. Notwithstanding the experts' negative conclusion, Steorn
remained optimistic that they would
have a production model ready by the end of 2009. (Ref.)
On Sept. 27, we reported
that the company plans to demonstrate their technology via live video by the end
of 2009. This demonstration in Dublin is the fulfillment of that
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version of this story.
Not a Typical Pulse Motor
On Dec. 15, 2009, CLaNZeR wrote:
At first glance, to most people this may seem like a normal pulse
motor. But it is not and uses
Steorn's Orbo config. That's all I can really say on this because of
the NDA; but if people join Steorns SKDB they will find out and see for
themselves. I would say it is unique and
[has] not been seen in other designs published over the years.
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Why Not Capacitor and Meters?
On Dec. 15, 2009, Jim
Sean – Congratulations on the New Demo. Hopefully this encourages
others to come forth with their similar devices beginning the Free
Energy (and O/U) Era.
A quick suggestion – Why not use a small ultracap instead of a battery
and show the voltage changes on a scope, and true ‘looping’?
That would be much more believable, and truly show the Energy IN vs.
Out ratios. You could pick a value of Capacitor like .1- 1.0F that is
truly self sustaining, with little losses, whereas batteries have a
relatively bad turnaround ratio (80%). You might even have a gradual
increase in voltage, over time, which would be very impressive, and
Otherwise this appears to be just another Bedini motor, which we have all built and played with.
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