Magniwork Perpetual Motion Scam!

Perpetual Motion Impossible

Perpetual Motion Impossible


***Update -7/27/09 - I've confirmed with my own eyes that Magniwork is a SCAM! One of the readers was kind enough to share the Magniwork plans with me and they are laughable.  The whole "document" is 57 pages long and looks like something a kid in high school put together.  The final "generator" is basically a magnet that is 2" high sitting on a turntable that is 4" high!  They claim that its output is 24.5 Watts!  That is 1/100th of what my house uses when the AC is on.  That is nothing!  Basically the plans tell you how to make a mini-electrical generator, but they dont even tell you how you are supposed to turn the thing to produce energy!  The thing is about the size of your palm, so even if you did find  a "free" way to rotate the shaft, it wouldnt put out enough power to light up  a standard light bulb.  It's completely ridiculous.  Please don't even attpempt to build this thing, just look at the plans if you want a good laugh.  Here is some text in regards to how the Magniwork is supposed to be powered:

This power source is not predicated on a continuous flow of energy but predicated on the consistency of the transmutation process of the magnetic molecular structures within the Earth's pressure flow.

What does that even mean?  By reading the text it doesn't look like it was a native English speaker who wrote the thing.  I bet the author has some money they need to wire to you from a Nigerian bank account.

Whatever you do, don't waste your money on this!


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***Update #2 - 7/30/09 - See the Magniwork plans online for free at this site: Magniwork stole the plans from here.  Thanks to Ajax Chen for finding the link.  While the site is not the exact version of the plans, it looks like the Magniwork authors just copy and pasted (without even bothering to change the images at all) from the site.  From now on, don't even bother to ask for a copy of the plans in the comment section, just see the above link!


***Update #3 - 8/5/09

Since I'm still getting comments from people saying that they will try to build the generator if they see the plans, I realize I just have to post some pictures of the plans.  Once you see the ridiculousness of the "machine" there is no way anyone would try and build it.  It's like if I told you I knew of a ground breaking way to cool your home for free, then gave you plans to build a standard refrigerator.  Would you still try and build a standard fridge? Pictures coming tonight!

Well, here's the picture I promised.  The picture below is taken from this site, which Magniwork stole the plans from.

The amazing Magniwork Generator!

The amazing Magniwork Generator!


I don't know if you can see, but the device will put out an amazing 24.5 Watts.  Maybe enough to charge your phone!  All you need is a few thousand of these and maybe you can power your house.  But wait, what's going to spin them?  Who knows.

Also, the only equipment they talk about is a Multimeter and a Soldering Iron.  Ha!  The only reason I'm not posting the plans is because I'm sure these scam artists would threaten me with a lawsuit and waste my time.

I am really bothered at how many sites there are when you Google "magniwork" claiming it is for real.  This just means that these are also scam sites that get a commission for selling the fake plans.  Don't trust these sites!

***Update #4 - 8/7/09

It's amazing (and infuriating) how many scam sites come up when you Google "magniwork".  They have been able to weasel their way into a high google ranking.  The one site with a high ranking that is not a scam is this great article on PESWiki regarding Magniwork.  If you don't take my word for it, read their review.

***Update #5 - 8/18/09

Magniwork has been my most popular post by far.  There were 210 people who found this post through Google just yesterday, so these scam artists have made their mark on the web.  Based on a recent comment, I want to make one thing clear:  I am not calling out this scam because it violates laws of physics (which it does).  I am calling out this scam because I have  seen where they stole the information  and read through their laughable instructions that look like they were written by a 10 year old.  Even if the generator actually worked, they completely fail to show how it can power anything bigger than a light bulb, much less your home!  This was put together by someone who wanted to take advantage of people trying to save energy.  I'm sorry if you've been suckered into this.  If you really want to save energy at home, spend $15 and buy The Home Energy Diet: How to Save Money by Making Your House Energy-Smart (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series). It is the most comprehensive analysis of conserving home energy, and it is not a scam! All I can say is follow Mapawatt Blog and hopefully you'll prevent yourself from falling into these scams in the future!

***Update #6 - 8/22/09

I've dedicated a whole post to Magniwork and other Renewable Energy scams .  One thing it points out is that Magniwork and Ambigrid are the same thing.  It also raises the question, Are Magniwork and Earth4Energy related?

***Update #7 - 9/13/09

Thanks to everyone's help, it looks like our exposure of Magniwork has got them squirming.  Seems like they've changed their tune a little bit and are hawking Magniwork with a new name called Magnets4Energy.  No, I am not going to link to them, but you can do a Google search for yourself to see how these scammers operate.

***Update #8 - 10/20/09

The guys at have done a great story on the scammers behind Magniwork and a great review of the Magniwork Scam and how it works.

***Update #9 - 01/24/10

I found this great history of perpetual motion machines.  Guess what, none of them worked.  Reminded me of Magniwork.


Original Post

I recently added some Google Ads to the site (yes, I am a capitalist) and I ran across this add for a company called Magniwork showing up on my sidebar.  They were advertising "free energy" so of course it caught my eye.  On their site they say, "How would you like to create a generator which creates free electric energy?"  They then show some diagram that is completely useless (and actually includes an diesel generator?) and finally go on to say:

A Zero point magnetic power generator is basically a Free Energy Generator. It uses magnets, and magnetic force to induce perpetual motion. It runs by itself, indefinitely without stopping, thus creating completely free electrical energy, which can fully power your home for free. A Perpetual motion device refers to a machine that runs perpetually i.e. indefinitely, and produces a larger amount of energy than it consumes. Thus, it produces free energy indefinitely, runs by itself, without having to need a third-party device or resource to power it.

Perpetual motion!  Woo Hoo!  Sounds like a great deal huh?  Unfortunately it violates that First Law of Thermodynamics.  Physicists and Engineers don't call it the LAW of conservation of energy just to have a clever marketing name.

Why can you never have a perpetual motion machine?  Because you will always have friction!  Whether it is air friction or friction of a rotating shaft on a bearing, you will always have it!  Friction causes things to slow down, so no matter how much energy you start with, friction will slowly eat away at that energy.  And this is just a machine that moves forever, not even a machine that has to create electricity with its movement.  If you have to create electricity, it requires much more work , so how are you going to overcome natural friction AND create electricity without any losses?

You can have machines that take advantage of wind, solar power, batteries, temperature gradients, etc., but these are not perpetual motion machines.  They are just taking energy from one form and converting it to another.  You can't create anything from nothing!

The website isn't even selling a machine, but just plans for a machine.  Obviously that is a smart idea for an energy scam artist.  They can always claim that you just hooked it up wrong.   And they claim that the reason you haven't heard of this wonderful device yet is because corporations are suppressing the information.  Let me promise you this:  If a perpetual motion machine existed that created electricity, it would make a corporation the richest corporation in the world.  That's a fact.  Corporations would love to sell a machine that created free electricity!

They also have several customer testimonials on the site.  As I covered in my article on the Power Factor scam device, never trust customer testimonials on a website.  Do you know how easy it is to make one up.  Here, let me show you:

John McGillicutty from Kalamazoo, Michigan says, "MapAWatt Blog is the greatest blog in the whole entire world.  If you aren't reading this blog you are crazy.  Mapawatt has saved me millions in energy bills.  Millions I tell you!"

See, I just made that up, but I bet you thought it was real because there was a name and a city attached to the quote.  Don't believe customer testimonials on websites that sound like a scam!  The website states, "Hundreds of successful magniwork generators have been built around the world, which is a proof that this technology really works!".  This means there are many fools that took the bait, not that it works (Thanks Randy for providing this last insight.)

If you are some sucker that got pulled in to trying to sell one of these devices or if you actually bought this, I'm sorry.  If you are going to try to argue that it really does work, show me this device hooked up to an energy meter like the TED or any other energy meter.  Then prove to me it isn't hooked up to  any external power/battery sources. If you can prove that it works, congratulations, you just won the Nobel Prize......

Until then, I'm calling B.S.!

Click here to learn why perpetual motion free energy machines don't work.  Make any comments regarding perpetual motion on the post in the link.  You can make Magniwork scam comments below.

***Update - 11/03/09 - One of the Mapawatt team members sent me the Mythbuster's Free Energy segment.  Guess what? They busted the Free Energy myth!

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Thee're probably using "Hypnotic Marketing" (very dishonest IMO):
Thanks for the great comment Turi! I agree that geniuses are all around us and I'm a firm believer in that everyone has the power to be truly great. I just finished a biography on Einstein and it was a great view of what a genius really is. Real geniuses are out there and improving the world every day. The opposite of those people are scammers like people behind Magniwork, who are basically scumbags.
I will state right now - what Magniwork proposes will not work. This has nothing to do with not being open to new ideas, it's that their ideas are not new. As for resonance, it has nothing what so ever to with "free energy". At resonance, all that happens is the the impedance of a system goes to, in theory, zero. In practice, not. There in lies the rub, both for "resonance" and perpetual motion (friction in the case of motion, resistance in the case of a circuit). As for Tesla, his "free energy" concept was in the transmission of energy in a way that could not be metered, not the creation of it. Didn't work in any practical application either. Many great minds devise genius ideas, then go off the deep end. The best minds in history have been un-able to create perpetual motion (same thing as "free energy"), so far. I won't say that it is impossible, just has yet to be done. So go ahead, if you think this, or any other of the many "free energy" scams, work buy the plans and get back to us.
Just to add... If you were the person who invented this, or had a running version... Don't you think that he would be selling power generated to become rich? Seriously, you think he would have to sell the plans too? You believe he would even sell the plans, knowing that you wouldn't buy power from him, if you could generate it alone. Where is his house? Show me it is off the grid. Show me his bank account. Show me his name. Show me his photo in the guinness book of worlds records for creating this perpetual-plus device. (Perpetual only equals 1 to 1 ratio of power-in to power-out. This is perpetual plus power, that is two records beat!) Oh yea, the government... spies... cover-ups... So how is he selling plans, if he is under the cloak and dagger? If he is all about giving away free power, then why are the plans not free? Why is he not selling power to build these for everyone, giving them away free? Because it is a scam. There is no spoon!
It is a scam, period. End of story. They are all scams and tricks or "Oops, how did I overlook that hidden source of pre-supplied power. Now I know why it looked like I seemed to be generating more power than I put into it" The energy car that demo'ed with a N-power device, started with a crank, and seemed to power a light-bulb for hours... Was a simple momentum device with magnetic friction reducers. The output power was transformed to higher volts, low watts/amps... Just enough to light a light-bulb for a minute after torquing the heavy cement wheel with enough power to run it for a few minutes. (You can power a light-bulb with an "AA" 1.5 volt battery and generate 150 volts with a simple step-up transformer.) All the devices are "Free energy"... You are not paying for that energy, unless you count all those cheese-burgers you ate, so you had power to spin the device and generate that power. A generator only costs about $0.25 at any hobby shop... it is called an electric motor. Spin it, and it will produce free power. Trust me, it didn't cost you a thing to generate. Magnetic devices require magnets... Magnets that are made with tons of electricity. Magnets that loose power over time, the more they are used. Magnets that were not made for free. magnets that cost you money. Magnets that don't contain enough potential power to generate more than their combined power, which is 1/1000 of the power used to make them. Generators only use magnets to hold-back electrons, causing negative and positive disruption. It is a dam that can only hold back as much water as there is in the pond. They can't create power from nothing, because magnets are not power, they are inhibitors and exciters of power. (Electrons) The same people who "Hope" magnets contain some mystery power are the same people who are selling you the plans. THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND MAGNETS. How could they possibly have "Stumbled" upon some undiscovered power within, if they don't even know what they are playing with? They are reinventing the wheel, but it is the square version that was used in mid-evil days. Back when fireworks were magical and testimonials of the blind being healed by elixir and the touch of God, were also "Hope". You will NEVER find ANYONE who has built one. If you built one, wouldn't you start selling the power, or give the plans away to a friend? No-one has built one, no-one is selling its power, and no house is "Off the grid", because it is running on this thing. Sure houses are off the grid, and 25 watts could power 70% of a doll-house. It is a pyramid scam. You make a page, and they give you a percentage of the money they stole from others. You get others to make pages, and you get a percentage of their money that was stolen from others. The guy on top walks away with your money, laughing all the way to the foreign bank he is transferring the money to. (Possibly a hacked account, being extracted until they are clipped by the DEA, FBI, CIA, or the real owner of the account. Who is probably a guy that died 200 years ago, who had his SS number recycled.)
The Magniwork offer may be a scam but the science behind the generator which Tesla invented is not. It does not violate the laws of motion and it is not a perpetual machine because it takes energy from the earths gravity through natural magnetic attraction and repulsion set to create resonance which multiplies the effect. In theory, it is possible to build a generator which seems to work without input - but there is energy input, which is natural magnetism. Eventually the magnets will wear out and the machine will stop working. However, this could take a long time. The laws of thermodynamics are not being broken when the earth spins through space around the sun. The ebeefy involved is so collosal it is hard to comprehend. If you can harness one trillianth trillianth trilianth of it, you could power New York for free. If you call yourselves scientists, open your minds and read up on Tesla.
Can someone please tell me how to find these people selling lies? I would like to feature them in a movie I am planning titled "Seed of Corruption". I plan on hunting them down.
I am sick of the my power company. Any advice on how to get off the grid without paying an arm and a leg?
I'll email a copy to anyone who's interested in seeing how ridiculous it is.


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