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GraviGen – Free Electricity Forever

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Sometimes it’s hard to believe that everyone on this planet is actually, well on this planet. Especially when it comes to offering miracles on demand to gullible people. But we’re going to pretend that this GraviGen is a real, proper product which does what it says, and leave the rest to your judgment.

This ‘self sustaining machine’ produces electrical power through the use of a system of ‘complex gearing’ and gravity, such that it can actually generate more energy than it consumes on an on-going basis. The inventor, a certain John Moltion, has built, tested and patented the device, and is now seeking funding on an illustrious crowdfunding site to push the prototype further. The goal is for $150,000 and so far the project has raised $50 in 9 days, so things are going pretty well so far.

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For any doubting Thomases (or Sarahs) out there, the above paragraph details exactly how effective the product is in breaking one or possibly two basic scientific laws, but that doesn’t seem to have deterred the courageous inventor. The best part about the crowdfunding effort, however, is the fact that if you donate the maximum $10,000 for the Gold Perk, you will receive a Toshiba Satellite laptop (‘or equal if out of stock’), which quite frankly leaves us breathless with admiration. No really!

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


4 Comments

  • The big question is whether the inventor actually believes this impossible machine works? Is Mike Moltion trying to fool us, or has he fooled himself?

    I think the latter is the case, looking at Mike’s comment on PESwiki where he states ” Imagine using the following technology applied in a certain way to make this machine. I used a very powerful, small lifting mechanism that uses only the 12-15 watts to operated (which is drawn from the battery cell that the machine is charging), which resets the machine in only 4 seconds (lifts the weight). Then, as the weight drops (35 seconds), a chain rotates several earth magnet alternators

    Specifically, the claim of “12-15 watts for 4 seconds to reset” is very suspicious, I suspect his measurement of this “reset” current draw is unintentionally inaccurate, and he is slowly drawing down the charge in the sealed, deep cell batteries. Substitute a set of discharged super-capacitors for the batteries, and the machine wouldn’t make it through two complete cycles even if started with the weight at the high point…

    • The developers claim it has been independently verified by ‘engineers’ I believe, but it’s very strange nonetheless. You have to wonder what inspires this sort of thing? Not just money surely?

  • This looks exactly like the machine I foolishly bought into back in the early 90’s. Before they called it crowd funded you could purchase a certificate for $50 to get the opportunity to purchase one of the first devices when they were produced. Fast forward to 2015 and it’s working just as described, I use it to heat the barn out back where we stable the unicorn.

    • Heh, alongside your flying car no doubt? :)

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