"Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses." - Arthur C. Clarke
This is not a new technology. If you have 2 old hard drives and a 120mm computer fan, you can create quite a breeze with no batteries. Simple physics that works and works quite well. No more hot nights in the hammock - just hang the fan from your ridge line with a piece of wire near the foot end.
I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."
So who has made one already?
Sorry guys. The trick to a magnetic based motor is that the rotor (moving part) has a series of magnets that alternate n-s-n-s-n-s, the coils are activated differentially to pull or repulse the fixed magnets, which rotate, and then activates a switch (in the case of computer fans, a hall-effect sensor) which switches the polarity of the electromagnets, causing the rotor to move again, which activates a switch, which reverses the polarity, lather, rinse, repeat.
I can stack magnets all day long, and nothing will happen... except the North facing magnets in the rotor will align with the south facing magnets.
There's this funny law of thermodynamics: You can't get something from nothing. http://www.physicsplanet.com/article...thermodynamics
In the case of the fan, the video poster has not only created a "perpetual motion machine" but a way to create energy from nothing...(yes, it takes energy to move air) If that were the case, I'd stack a HUGE array of magnets and drive my car, or better yet, power a generator and sell electricity for less than San Diego Gas and Electric, Convert EVERYTHING I own to electric motors, and RULE THE WORLD... Heck, the world as we know it would be very different, and yes, Nikola Tesla would have been richer than John D. Rockefeller.
But alas, I toil like the rest of you... for energy does not come from nothing. That said, gigawatts of power is pumped int the air in the form of radio waves every day. Unfortunately, we can't get that power back, except in nanowatts. (wireless power transmission, what Nikola was dreaming of is grossly inefficient, but I digress)
I'll eat my words if anybody can send me a working model that I can disassemble, and independently verify... oh, I'll send you $110 paypal, too. Then we'll go into buiness and make bazillions of dollars manufacturing fans that move air for free.
There... I said it. Sorry if this offends anybody.
I love that...an offer of independent testing. I, too, will volunteer to independently test and post video results for anybody who has made a "free energy" fan by this method. Like JohnSawyer said, not trying to offend anybody. I would love to see how to make this work, but don't see it being viable.
Nikola Tesla by all rights should have been richer than Rockefeller. Without his work the world would be a much different place. He is given too little credit and too often forgotten. Edison's smear campaign is still lingering today. Tesla is one of my heros.
BTW, no offense taken here at all. All offerings of critical thinking are welcome. Second guessing and input only improve design theory.
If at first you don't succeed...
You're doing it wrong
Well, I have some hard drive magnets at the house, which is what it appears was used in the video. I also have several rare earth magnets. Now, if I can find an old PC case fan, I will give this a test run.
"I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come." - Abraham Lincoln