Hello All, It is time for this to be released.
Build it for yourself and see the results.
Permanent Magnet Motor (Non_Electric) - 04/14/01
Updates are appended as of 07/11/01
courtesy of Robert H. Calloway via Henry Curtis
I have been appalled by the always present negativity that a PMM cant, and will not work. It is said that the (2) forces, north @ south will always equal, no matter what you do. Other fairy tales are that the magnets would heat up if they were doing work. I am here to tell you that this is a bunch of cock and bull. Dont believe these statements. This report is written to inform you that it can be done. Maybe after reading this you will reconsider on how to build a PPM.
First, do some research. Please see: http://www.keelynet.com/gravity/curtis.htm
Read this whole article, read everything associated with it, plus the patents.
For a look at a PPM that I built and dared anyone to build, Please see it at the energy21 website titled: Hamster Cage Motor (the entire file is appended after this article). The Hamster cage motor is not considered by me a usable design, but it proves that it can be done.
For a PPM that will do some work, we must consider the ideas of the Minato PPM. For a legitimate PPM, no electric coils or power must be considered. In the latter statements of the above url, he refers to using a coil or coils. Forget that. Build the motor to run on nothing but permanent magnets.
Purchase a 36" wheel. Set this wheel up on bearings to freewheel easily.
Purchase 50 Radio Shack part# 640_1877 magnets.
They come 10 magnets to a bag, so 5 bags will do. Glue these magnets on the outside face side of the wheel, in a fashion shown on the url.
The correct placement of these magnets will be when the wheel gates by a 5" long, by 2 1/2" wide, by 1/2" thick vertically curved magnet in the repulsive mode. The magnets will cover no more than 180 degrees of the wheel.
When gluing magnets to the wheel, start at the outside of the face of the wheel and gradually work the magnets inwards so that the latter magnets in the 180 degrees wind up 3" inward outside of the wheel on the opposite side.
FACT.. if you have done this properly the wheel will gate against the large magnet for 180 degrees. The magnets that you placed gradually in to 3" will not impair the wheel when it comes around to get back into the gate.
The wheel will quickly build a speed of about 1200 RPM. My wheel is 1" plexiglas which is heavy. A lighter wheel will be faster. The wheel also needs to be balanced after proper placement of the magnets.
Never consider a smaller wheel. Why? A smaller wheel with magnets attached causes closed flux loops with the main or primary magnet.
When testing your wheel after the magnets are glued on, the wheel must gate freely through all magnets for 180 degrees then coast back around and back into the gate which starts the whole process over again. I like my motors ccw, but one can place the magnets to run either way. One can then gang rotors on a common shaft to produce power.
With this much said, one should start by gluing the magnets all the way around the wheel 180 degrees without trying to work them inside 3". You will need practice on getting a perfect gate for the 180 degrees. A jig wont do after 6 magnets are placed. You will encounter lockups and slow downs until all the magnets are placed correctly on the wheel. It takes much patience.
With the magnets placed around the wheel along the outside, you will be able to gate out, but not be able to get back in. You can experiment with the gate by moving the large magnet out when the wheel comes back around to get in the gate. The wheel will keep turning and speed up quickly using this test method. When the wheel is setup correctly with the magnets moved in 3", the magnet can be placed in a permanet position by the wheel in a hands off situation.
The wheel gates because of the relative size and angle of the wheel magnets versus the large size of the primary magnet. I suggest using "Quick Grab" glue wich is sold at Walgreens drug stores. It is a slow drying glue, but has a good instant bond in which a magnets position can be tested quickly. The magnet will pull off easily if in the wrong position, unless left overnight.
Keep in mind that a magnet placed wrong early in the process can effect the gate later down the line on the wheel.
NOTE! - CRITICAL TO ADJUSTING A MAGNETIC PMM - I have used metal filings in a plexiglass rectangled box just to view the various flux field effects as I placed magnets on the wheel.
This PMM has a strong rotational push and a very strong kick leaving the 180 degrees of magnets.
When ganging (2) rotors on one shaft, the rotors distance between them must be at least 30". The primary or main magnets must be placed on opposite sides of each rotor. But then..it is said that it cant be done... I have given you enough information to get busy.
Robert H. Calloway
Update 07/11/01 - (still verifying this)
The following email was received by Robert Calloway and Henry Curtis, then forwarded to KeelyNet, we have asked for more details on the magnets, placement, RPM and possibly photos which will be appended as received.
Hey guys, this is incredible.
I was working on a design for a Perpetual Motion Device (PPM) based on magnets and I came across your site. My design was altogether different from yours, but I was searching on magnets and found your site. Well, since I had a workshop FULL of magnets, I decided to try and build a Permanent Magnet Motor for myself.
I thought it would be difficult to get the magnets aligned correctly, but it was quite simple in fact. I spent about 30 minutes tops arranging the magnets.
My design called for two thin sheets of Plexiglas cut into 36 inch circles. I mounted bearings to each, and mounted them on an axle.
I took two curved sheets of Velcro, and attached them to half of each wheel. I glued the
other side of the Velcro to the sides of each magnet. This would allow for easy repositioning of the magnets. I then sandwiched the magnets between the sheets of Plexiglas, to add to the Velcro's strength in holding them in place.
I weighed the magnets, and added weights of equal weight to the other side of the wheel, to balance it.
After a few lockups and magnet repositioning, it did start to spin and spin strongly! It's pretty impressive.
Anyway, I then bought a simple 6-volt light generator for a bike at Wal-Mart and started to power all sorts of things. I want to find a small 12-volt generator, so I can power practical 12-volt items which are widely available. I'm hoping, quite soon, to be able to power most electrical items in my house from generators running off these things.
This invention is HUGE! How come you guys are not more popular?
Update from Robert Calloway on 07/11/01
Magnets...leave the thought of north and south behind for now.
Think flux, repelling flux against another repelling magnet. Flux can be manipulated.
Flux is the wind. The flux fields between two repelling magnets does no join or intermingle.
They bulge and deform into different shapes and patterns. Building a PPM requires looking
at these flux patterns. All magnets are never the same, even though they look and feel the
One could build a PPM and then copy it exactly, and it would not work. You MUST see
the flux pattern.
I have specifically said you must view these patterns using a box with metal filings. If you build a PPM without doing this, you are very lucky.
"John T" has said that he has built the PPM, and I hope that he has done so. He has also
said that he has turned a 6 volt generator with it, and I hope that he has done so.
"John T" must explain how he turned the generator with the bearings installed to the
disks? That means there is no shaft to turn to drive the generator. He could conceivably
turn the generator from the disks I suppose. I truly hope he did.
I am beholding to an agreement against full disclosure on this design.
Regards, Robert H. Calloway
Another explanation by Robert Calloway, on his website"