New Self-Powering Generator
Posted by keelynet on July 19, 2009
Another one, let’s see how far he gets.
“In explaining how his latest invention works, he talks about replacing a magnet on an energy machine being as common one day as a repairman working on a broken heat pump.
He had hollowed out the rubber in lawnmower tires, glued the magnets inside, duct-taped over the wheel and attached it to a battery-powered motor. But as the wheels spun, some of the magnets broke through the tape and began to bullet through the kitchen. One left an indention on the ceiling; another split Donna’s hair and got glue in it. “George,” Donna told him, “no more in the house.”
Now his machine – with a bigger motor and aluminum parts replacing the lawnmower wheels – is in the back of a wood-paneled station wagon parked outside his house near Enville, a small town split between Chester and McNairy counties. The machine can power on two car headlamps propped behind it within a few minutes.
Mitchell, an amateur inventor, sees the power his machine generates as a new, cleaner form of alternative energy, but he has faced setbacks and skepticism in the nearly decade and a half since his first homemade breakthrough.
His new machine, fine-tuned since its first success, is essentially a larger-scale version of his original design: A motor powered by a car battery spins an aluminum wheel that holds six square magnets – smooth, copper-colored and about the size and thickness of a candy-box chocolate – fastened along its outer edge.
The force of those magnets cause identical wheels placed on both sides of the motor-powered wheel to spin, powering generators that turn on the two headlamps. NASA officials invited him to demonstrate his first invention at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., but were skeptical of the workings and usefulness of his device, Mitchell said.
It took a decade to make significant progress in the next phase of his work – to expand his invention so that it could power the Mitchells’ house in Enville. When officials rejected his grant applications, Donna Mitchell said they told George he was trying to build something scientifically impossible – a perpetual motion machine.
Mitchell foresees a world where energy produced by machines like his is common place. In explaining how his latest invention works, he talks about replacing a magnet on an energy machine being as common one day as a repairman working on a broken heat pump. He still plans on building a machine that can power his house. He and a mechanic in Adamsville also have plans to build an electric car someday, Mitchell said.” – Source
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