8th February 2008 - 05:15 AM
Thane Heins and his machine have become quite popular recently.
After doing some research on this, the most prevalent theory is that this is nothing more than a hysteresis brake. Yet, there are also arguments why this machine is not a hysteresis brake.
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8th February 2008 - 05:26 AM
MHO there is a 99.999999999999% probability it is a pile o junk which defers the usage of generated and stored energy. It will be interesting to divulge where the extra energy is coming from. I am not getting my hopes up at all.
8th February 2008 - 06:04 AM
But this is why it is interesting - to figure out were the energy is coming from. The professor from MIT has not given a public response yet, which means that either there was not enough information given during the demonstration, or the puzzle of the missing energy is not that simple to solve.
21st September 2011 - 11:51 PM
Check out the new video @http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_wleUlcMK0
At 12:18 into the video, Heins posts four links to independent (apparently) replication videos.
Rather than a violation of currently understood physical laws, isn't it possible that Thane Heins's effect represents a novel utilization of usually un-captured magnetic field energy?
6th October 2011 - 01:35 PM
Hello, this is my first post.
I have now succesfully replicated this effect with a very simple setup.
I have an 18 VDC bench PSU, this powers a simple circuit.
The circuit is connected to a bifilar-wound drive coil, one wire is the trigger wire, the other wire is the power wire.
Instead of using multiple magnets on a rotor, i have used a single, diametrically-magnetised cylinder-magnet, mounted on a carbon-rod shaft with bearings attached to perspex endplates.
As the magnet is started up by hand, it induces a voltage in the trigger wire, this then switches the transistor in the circuit to cause power from the PSU to flow through the power wire. The resulting magnetic pulse from the drive coil repels the magnet, causing it to continue to rotate.
This rotation continues accelerating until it hits it's maximum speed (~ 300Hz).
Opposite the drive coil i have a generator coil, it has an inductance of 250 mH and a resistance of 120 OHms. The core of the generator coil is a bolt from a masonry anchor shield, i am unsure of it's material composition.
When i attach a load to the generator coil, in the form of a small light bulb, the rotational speed of the magnet increases by a few Hertz and the current draw goes down by a few milliamps.
This effect is real and seems to depend on the generator coil having a high impedance.
I am awaiting delivery of some new magnet wire to see how the effeect is amplified with an even higher impedance coil.
I have uploaded a video of the setup, but i am not allowed to post external links as a new user, it is on youtube and, if you go to youtube, you can copy and paste the following text to watch the video :