Free Energy





Introduction: Free Energy

In this instructable I will teach you how to suck energy from this planet called earth, even I don't know exactly how it works, but it works, can't argue with results!

Sorry, no video will be added, where I live it's been snowing and it's producing terrible results. Right before it started snowing it produced a thrid of a volt in a couple of hours, now that it's snowing and that it's officially winter it's only charging up to 0.03 volts, which is terrible. If you know how to solve this problem then please comment!


Step 1: The Theory

This was invented by the ultimate genius of all time, Nikola Tesla. I'll basically try and crack it down to how I understand it, and how a normal person would understand it (mind you this is how I interpret many difference sources, what I'm saying may not be right)

The earth and it's atmosphere is basically a giant capacitor, when lightning strikes it discharges it. Tesla's device sucked power from that infinitely charging capacitor to charge a man made capacitor. By putting an electrode in the air and an electrode in the ground, you tap into these energy source to charge your own capacitor.

Step 2: The Materials

What you need is:

Aluminum Foil

Glue (not shown)


An Electrolytic capacitor

alligator clips

A multimeter

Step 3: Clarification

This instructable is a proof of concept. If you would like to line the roof of your house with this stuff then you should be smart enough to do it if you're going to attempt it. This has some advantages and disadvantages over solar cells:

Easier to Make
Doesn't require sun
It won't really break

Doesn't produce as much electricity for the same size "cells"

Step 4: Tape

Tape the foil strip to the big piece of aluminum foil so that it acts as a lead, make sure the aluminum foils are touching.

Step 5: Glueing

Glue a piece of aluminum foil to the piece of paper. I'm not sure why this is necessary, but Tesla said so. Tesla said to insulate 1 side, so I insulated it with paper.

Step 6: Clip It

Clip an alligator clip to the aluminum foil and attach the other end to the positive side of your capacitor. Clip the other alligator clip to a ground such as the third prong on a wall socket or a metal water pipe (make sure it's all metal, not plastic).

Step 7: You're Done!?!

It may not look like much, but you just created a device that will obtain you free electricity! During my experiment using a 560uF capacitor it took about an hour to get to .08 volts. Not bad considering the size of the panel and how low it is. Later I got after several hours 1/3 of a volt, exciting!

Step 8: Taking It Further

Now that this proof of concept is done you can scale up!

You can:

Line your house with it

Make conductive balloons (should work really well) so that you get both huge surface area and a high altitude. The only reason why I didn't do this was because I didn't have the resources.

Use this as a science fair project and win 1st prize.

I'm going to be experimenting with aluminum tape and see if it works really effectively outside

Step 9: Trouble Shooting

1) My capacitor charged and then discharged.
Something went wrong with your panel so that you capacitor is actually emiting the little energy that it has.

2) My capacitor isn't charging.
Make sure that your ground is a real ground.
Using it outside works better for some reason
use a smaller value capacitor (between 1000uF and 100uF is good)



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bifillar pancake coils wrer used for energy recievers. A spark gap used in circuit or oscillator for electro static charge for coil. Ion power group collector may work




Yeah... Apparently you can't charge your battery, but you can bring a dead rechargeable battery back to life. I just read an instructable yesterday about using a camera flash capacitor to break apart the crystals that have formed inside dead batteries, to bring them back to life. I wonder if we can use the charging system described here. For that instructable we need an AA battery to charge the capacitor for the shock affecting the dead battery. Actually, the battery that I want to bring back to life isn't in an AA battery. It's a laptop computer battery. Pretty sure an AA battery isn't going to cut it, but I'm wondering what will?...

in the 18 and 19 century a battery is a group of capacitors

What do you ground it to? The Literal ground or an electrical ground plug?

they are the same the ground for your three prong plug and the neutral wires connect together at your main breaker box and then to the ground through a grounding rod or water pipes so yes the literal ground and three feet deep is fine

Any ground will do, so long as it is the opposite charge of the hot lead(collector), as in, any ground will do. So a grounded prong on an outlet(which is not that safe), or a grounded pipe as it will go to actual ground, or you could just ground it yourself with a wire buried in the ground, but, you have to make sure you have approximately the same amount of surface area of ground as you do of the collector(if your ground uses the same material as the collector for the conductor or at least material that is comparable in conductance), otherwise you will be limiting the flow of energy, and as such, limiting your collection abilities.

A grounded plug is plenty safe. If the house is built to code, it should run to the breaker and then to a grounding rod driven deep into the earth outside the building. Check near your service power entrance for 1-2" exposed.

what do you mean free energy? once you pay to build or buy the device it produces energy until it breaks then you buy more parts to fix it. energy is not generated or made you dumb as# energy is converted from one form to another. solar panels are free energy at least once you build/buy everything to set it up. energy is free and all around us but gathering storing and converting it cost. even if you just pick up the stuff off the ground to build it such a device your using energy that cost to produce it. and perpetual motion machines are real take the earth for example once started it hasn't stopped yet and no one can prove that it will ever stop at least until we destroy it

There is NO such thing as FREE energy.

Your assembling a simple antenna and picking up radio energy. If you do this on a big scale - And you can - You create a radio black spot and quickly upset the owners of the transmitting station.

In most parts of the world there are big fines for doing that.

IF Free energy were available in such a simple way don't you think we would all by not be powering our houses with it rather than paying excessively for generated power??