Edit (7 years later): Hello all, I know that the information in this instructable is somewhat flawed. There are many reasons why I could have detected significant voltages in the collection devices I demonstrated, such as harvesting power from radio waves, generating voltage from the diodes, or even dielectric absorption from the capacitors themselves. I've also learned quite a bit about physics and electronics since I originally wrote this, and I have come to accept that there is no such thing as truly free energy or overunity or anything like that. However, I am leaving this instructable up as more of a "historical" reference type of thing because I poured a lot of work into it and it might be interesting for some people still.
This instructable is my third instructable and it is about making free energy generators. Now, if you are some of those stubborn people that don't think this is true or that it works, GO LOOK AT SOMETHING ELSE because this is not for you. So a little background on the guy I used for a picture: his name is Nikola Tesla, he was born on July 10 1856, he died on January 7 1943, he was born in the Austrian empire. Nikola was also the world's leading scientist and continues to be today despite what anyone else says. Unfortunately, after he died, the big electricity companies almost wiped Nikola from history because of his free electricity inventions. If you want to know more, read the book: Tesla a man out of time.
Step 1: Components and Parts
The main components are listed below, take note that the kind of the specific components are listed in the assembly part.
You can assemble these generators on a bread board or solder the pieces.
*the construction of the antenna is the next step, though it has to be built in a certain way
Step 2: Antenna Making
The picture is pretty self explanatory. Get a piece of cardboard that is around 1 foot by 1 foot. Get a piece of aluminum foil the size of your cardboard square. Then staple each corner of the foil to the board using staples. If you are like me and don't like going outside or don't have the time to mount the antenna, then hang it in a room somewhere and connect it to a generator. If you have the time and like going outside, put it on a pole at least 10 feet high off the ground. Also, the pole that holds up the antenna has to be made of some insulating material, like a PVC pipe. Refer to the second picture if you need help.
Step 3: Grounding Connection
The grounding connection is fairly easy to make. There are two ways to do it. Number one: (the indoor way) get a long wire, strip off one inch from both sides, half way unscrew the screw on the outlet cover, wrap one of the stripped ends around the screw once so it makes a flat coil, screw the screw back in. This is the way I did it, except I used my room's light switch cover. The second way: (the outdoor way) get a long, thin metal pole about 2 feet long and stick it almost all the way into the ground, if you need to then use a hammer to do it, then connect a one end of a stripped wire to the little bit sticking out of the ground. That is the way I did not use because I don't like going outside. So there are two methods to making a grounding connection, but I recommend using the first way because the cover is professionally grounded. Just DO NOT put the wire in any of the outlet holes or you might die. I take no responsibility in any injury or death or damage that might occur if you were to stupid to read the previous sentence.
Step 4: Energy Device #1
This is probably the most basic free energy generator you could make. I recommend this to beginners. For the capacitor, I recommend any capacitance from 100uf to as high as you can get it. WARNING, this is a bad generator to build since I don't think it can make more that 1 volt. Just follow the schematic to build it. I tested it and it makes a little less than .1 volts and it makes less than .1 milliamps. Just to tell you, the charging time for the test was 5 minutes. I used a 100uf, 25 volt cap. I give credit to guyfrom7up for this generator.
Step 5: Energy Device #2
This is probably the second most basic free energy generator you could make. I recommend this to beginners with more electrical knowledge. For the capacitor, I recommend any capacitance from 100uf to as high as you can get it. WARNING, this is one of the worst generators you can build, and it's worse than the first one,and I don't think it can make more that 1 volt either. Just follow the schematic to build it. I tested it and it makes almost 0 volts and it makes way less than .1 milliamps. Just to tell you, the charging time for the test was 5 minutes. I used a 100uf, 25 volt cap and a silicone diode.
Step 6: Energy Device #3
This is probably the other second most basic free energy generator you could make. I recommend this to beginners with electrical knowledge. For the capacitor, I recommend any capacitance from 100uf to as high as you can get it. WARNING, this is the other worst generator you can build, and it's worse than the first one,and I don't think it can make more that 1 volt either. Just follow the schematic to build it. I tested it and it makes almost 0 volts, like #2, and it makes way less than .1 milliamps. Just to tell you, the charging time for the test was 5 minutes. I used a 100uf, 25 volt cap and two silicone diodes.
Step 7: Energy Device #4
This is not as basic as the first three. I recommend this to beginning intermediates. For the capacitor, I recommend any thing from 100uf to as high as you can get it. This is the best generator in this instructable. Just follow the schematic to build it. I tested it and it makes 2 bursts of 0.8 volts and 2 bursts of 0.3 milliamps. That happened because you have to discharge the capacitors individually. Just to tell you, the charging time for the test was 5 minutes. This is my favorite one because it makes more electricity in 5 minutes than the next one. It gives you two bursts, so you could flash an LED with it twice. I used two 100uf, 25 volt caps and two silicone diodes. To get one blast of more electricity from this, connect a wire to the negative that I'm talking about, and a wire to the positive that I'm talking about. Then you will get one blast of more power if you get the polarity right. I give the credit of this generator to itsthatsguy since I saw this on his instructable.
Step 8: Energy Device #5
This is not as basic as the previous ones. I recommend this to intermediates. For the capacitor, I recommend any capacitance from 100uf to as high as you can get it. This is the second best generator to build since it is one of the most efficient. Just follow the schematic to build it. I tested it and it makes like .7 volts and it makes like .4 milliamps (higher than the other ones). Just to tell you, the charging time for the test was 5 minutes. This is my other favorite one because it almost makes the most electricity, and I designed it; the funny thing is that I designed it and then found the exact designs on the internet. I also used this to charge up a 2.4 volt battery overnight, and it charged up to 2 volts, so it's really good. I used a 100uf, 25 volt cap and four silicone diodes.
Step 9: Energy Device #6
This is an advanced free energy generator that you could make. I recommend this for the advanced. For the electrolytic capacitors, use two 100uf, 50volt caps. For the ceramic capacitors, use two 0.2uf, 50volt caps. For the diodes, use four 1N34 germanium diodes. My results weren't good because I improvised and used two 100uf, 25volt electrolytic caps; two 0.2uf, 50volt ceramic caps, four silicone diodes, and a ground connection instead of an antenna. After 5 minutes of testing, I got less than 0.1 volt and less than 0.1 milliamps. So this shows that you have to use the right components. The place were I saw the schematics for this said that it produces like 2 volts. This also shows that energy device #1 and #5 are the best.
Step 10: Theory of Operation
This is probably the most colorful part of the instructable. So I will be explaining my theory of how it works, and if you want, you can time travel and ask Nikola if my theory is right. So we will be using energy device # 5. Let's imagine that the sky is mainly positively charged, but has some bits of negative in it; and the ground is mainly negatively charged, but has some bits of positive in it. So the antenna collects what's in the sky, and the grounding connection collects what's in the ground. So as shown in the second picture, The collected charges are separated by the diodes and put into the capacitor to store. If you have both antenna and ground, it charges faster than if you only use one. So where do the charges come from you might ask. The charges come from the sun. As shown in the third picture, the sun has a corona which is a white, electrically charged layer around the sun. So as it extends into space, it gradually thins out into a lot of streams of electrically charged particles called solar wind. Now our earth has a magnetic field which deflects almost all of the solar wind, but extremely small amounts of it pass through the magnetic shield. That makes the charges as shown in picture one. Since the sky gets charged, the ground also gets charged oppositely by laws of physics. The generators separate the charges and put them to good use by charging a capacitor.
Step 11: Cool Mods
So there are some cool modifications and stuff that you could do with the generators you just created. One is put one of the generators inside a 9 volt battery case to make a self recharging battery. Another is to short out the capacitor with an LED providing that the voltage is high enough. Another is to charge a rechargeable battery instead of a capacitor. Post a comment for a cool mod or a question or a generator that I don't have posted.