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.
Is it possible to use ur aluminum gutters
<p>you get 70% less power</p>
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<p>According to mighty Tesla, the most universal shape in the universe is the sphere, so I will make one shaped like it, and I will share the results. Interesting decision will be witch side to insulate so probably I will make two spheres. P.S. As far as I know Tesla's energy harvesting device that is a mystery even today make reference to something called <strong>ether</strong>, also called <strong>quintessence</strong> that is renounced by scientist but Tesla believed that if you hit that medium with some amount of power it will hit back with a bigger amount of power or something like this (I herd that from old physicist who was my colleague before he retired). </p>
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<p>hey, do we also have to insulate that small aluminium strip by paper ?? plz reply :-)</p>
<p>What do you ground it to? The Literal ground or an electrical ground plug?</p>
<p>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.</p>
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&quot; exposed.
<p>i mean a battery</p>
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?...
Could this charge a battery instead of a capacitor? If so, how?<br />
No, but I just read an instructable about how you can use a capacitor from a camera flash to bring a dead rechargeable battery back to life! So, technically, no, but you can keep your rechargeable batteries alive indefinitely by destroying the crystals that form over time within them, using the capacitor that you charged with free energy from THIS instructable... If I'm incorrect, someone correct me, please.
Could charge a battery, but would almost certainly kill it. Caps. can charge really quick, batteries can't.
you would need a capacitor and a regulator of some kind so you can't put in more than the battery can handle. probably some other things too but that's what i know you would need <br>
With some clever circuitry charging the caps, and then discharging them into a battery charging circuit, you probably could use it that way.
I am really enjoying this =)
Me, too!! These guys are all awesome. I live in Japan where no one speaks their mind or shares unbidden information. In this thread, there's so much freely shared information and opinion. It's incredibly inspiring. Thank you, everyone! Especially Mr. Rick! Lol. Without everyone's opinions, life wouldn't be as interesting. For example, where I live... Thank goodness for the Internet!
<p>lol this is just a &quot;design&quot; instructionable , how to warp your workplace to a silversurfer studio ;D</p>
<p>Rotfl, conductive balloons would make a special show during thunderstorm!</p>
<p>wow yep</p>
Can this power AC or DC?
Lightning is DC, and so are the capacitors, but once you've stored it you can hook up an inverter to output AC or you can just use it out of the batteries as DC.
With the power you're getting, good luck powering any inverter for more than a tiny fraction of a second. <br> <br>Also, his &quot;wireless energy tower&quot; (or at least one of his energy designs) was actually to wirelessly TRANSMIT power, not harvest it.
it was to both transmit and receive. look up the magnifying transmitter and his tesla coil and induction coil all of these were to combine into a global network of both power and radio.
I meant the Colorado tesla coil was not made to pick up the tiny amount of power present in background radiation, it was meant to be powered as you said. Not produce MAYBE a milliwatt of continuous power. That would just be stupid.<br><br><br>Also, don't put faith in all his devices. He claimed to also have an electric death ray designed, plus the whole &quot;earthquake in a tiny weight&quot; that mythbusters tested.
The earthquake test worked as i remember
<p>so because some TV celebrity personalities (from the same network corporation that brought you &quot;real video footage&quot; of a megalodon and Old Hitler) couldn't reproduce an experiment done by the inventor of the 20th century, then he must be discredited. You set your bar really low for credible sources, just saying.</p>
<p>Beautifully said...</p>
<p>hey,did anyone of those who watched this instructable managed to get electricity out of this?I mean powering something...</p>
<p>And can you charge an accumulator or something like that?I mean you connect it straight to the capacitor and the capacitor sends the energy stored to the accumulator?</p>
The electric state of the clouds differs in Summer vs Winter, and it also depends on where you are and which continent.
You realise this is horrible. Just get 2 bits of metal (prefer one zinc and one copper) stick them in the ground with a cap between them. The further apart the Better. You get over 3 volts easy. Or even one end in a tree(like IN) and one in the ground. Much more effective
<p>No, the nearer together the better and at the best do it with multiple separated containers with citric acid</p>
That's from electrochemical potential.
<p>To support that this idea might work, I have a simple proposition for anybody who has some capacitors lying around (in the range of uF or more, electrolytic): </p><p>-take a capacitor which is not in a circuit<br>and without touchingthe terminals ,<br>measure the voltage, </p><p>- repeat tis with others, you will see that<br>most of them are not empty.</p><p>Everybody knows that all electrolytic capacitors have a small discharge current and it is relatively easy to calculate the time to self-discharge if you have the data sheet, even though they supposed to be completely<br>empty, they are not.</p><p>If you want to take it a bit further,discharge few of them until you are convinced there is nothing left, let them somewhere and do not touch them for few days, than measure the voltage. I got for most of them a small charge :0.1-0.3V</p><p>A while ago I accidentaly notice that a capacitor was charged when was not touched for months and I got the crazy thought that it somehow self-charged...</p><p>They have to be electrolytic, they behave like they have a rectifier diode series<br>with a resistor across the terminals. </p><p>I am not debating from where the energy is coming, I am only saying it is &ldquo;coming&rdquo; (in my case for sure from RF or EM fields<br>inside the house)</p><p>Maybe this is only my experince.</p>
<p>No, charge a capacitor, discharge it, measure it, it will have a pretty high voltage (even if it is high capacitance) because of dielectric adsorbtion</p>
Two things: How do I test the amount of energy that is created? And two, how can I connect the alligator plugs to something else???
<p>How do we get the energy out of the circuit and into something like a battery though?</p>
<p>you just attach it to the neg./ pos. sides of the capacitor</p>
<p>Alligator Clips</p>
<p>I made this circuit and i connected it to a brige diode IN1004 and electrolytic capacitor, after 8-10 seconds, the led performs a quick flash then turns off. I wonder, how can i increase the current (milliampere) in this circuit by placing diodes in series?or in parallel? Thanks</p>
<p>Actually, for every part you add to a circuit, it increases the circuits resistance, which in turn, lowers the amount of available power for output. In other words, by adding more diodes, you would actually lose more power, not amplify it. Now, if you wanted to increase current, this could easily be done by decreasing voltage, but, you would still have the overall same amount of power, as in watts, minus the loss of the new transformer that increased the amperage(current) and decreased the EMF(voltage, electromotive force). Now, if you actually wanted more power from this device, then ideally you would need either A:) a better collection system such as the spark gap generator which was Tesla's first radiant energy generator or B:) a larger collection system so that you collect more radiant energy, or of course both of these combined would drastically increase your power collection abilities.</p>
There is NO such thing as FREE energy. <br> <br>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. <br> <br>In most parts of the world there are big fines for doing that. <br> <br>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??
<p>Everything on this and all other planets has an electromagnetic signature, the very FACT that you are alive to read this, SCREAMS that Free Energy exists EVERYWHERE...</p><p>Gravity the force that holds you to the ground, is electromagnetic in nature...</p><p>DC / Direct Current is organic Earth Energy...</p><p>AC / Alternating Current was invented by Nikola Tesla using his Poly Phase Generator...</p><p>I strongly suggest RICK, that before you open your mouth and insert your entire Foot, that you ( DO THE RESEARCH ) and know exactly what your talking about...</p>
<p>Firewood if you have proven gravity is magnetic you need to turn in your papers and pick up your Nobel Prize. Gravity is not magnetic. All mass has gravity even neutrons with no charge or a neutral charge. DC is not &quot; Earth Energy&quot;. DC is direct current created by dynamos. Earth is one, induced magnetics . Perhaps read basic electrical? </p>
Not true. Radio energy is actually a vibration at a certain frequency. Whether its RF or EM, it can be picked up by this (crappy antenna) but will not produce any measurable current without first being picked up by a coil or solenoid. The circuit described here is purely capacitive/resistive and has no inductance. So where is the power coming from...
Err, methinks you just answered your own question there: <br> <br>&quot;rather than paying excessively for generated power&quot; <br> <br>To quote JP Morgan (can't find exact quote but this is close enough) &quot;if I can&rsquo;t put a meter on it, I don&rsquo;t want to hear about it&rdquo; . <br> <br>Then answer to any of your questions will always be &quot;follow the money&quot; for as long as Capitalism is in 'control'.
First, DragonDon, don't blame capitalism on the reason it's not available...blame the GREED of those involved... I'm a capitalist but I'm also working to recreate the GRAND design of Tesla, and if I can prove it works, will provide the instructions FREE to the entire world...step by step. <br> <br>Second, rickharris. While you are, on a small scale, collecting RF energy, the original design CONCEPT for this was on a much LARGER scale and the energy created was originally generated from the static electricity in the Ionosphere (Research Wardenclyffe Tower...along with his Resonant Rise where everything was powered by plugging it into the EARTH). <br>

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