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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Does anyone have detailed photos of one of these magniwork generators. The instructions have some typographic errors that make it difficult to follow. Like the magnet size. The manual states 3/4" long but the rotors are 1 3/4" long. Just would like to see one in progress so I can get a better idea of how to follow the manual. Thanks
I am afraid nobody really knows how to read or listen, for if you had you would know that the generator (by the way that is what it is) puts out 24 KW not just 24 WATTS and if any one did the little amount of visual investigation you would have seen the size which is around 18" dia. x 24" to 30" in length and is started by a car battery. It produces enought energy for the ganerator to run and to produce an extra 24 Kilo Watts enough to run you whole house. But you have to do the investigation prior to talking. No one has said that it was a perpetual motion machine only that once started it could run for years. If it is true this invention has geopolitical changing power and I am surprised they are still alive. THE COMPANY IS CALLED MAGNIWORK do some research, all they claim is they looked at the standard physics with a different eye. My god listen to yourselves you all belong to the historicl society of: Man fly - foolishness Sound through the air - madness Land on the moon - insanity Computers - laughable
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Robin, No, the generator DOES NOT put out 24 kW. Have you read the plans? Do you know how big a 24 kW generator would be? Even if it were a gasoline powered (which has a much greater power density than batteries) it would have to be HUGE. And no, it can't run for more than a few minutes (if at all), not years. The company is a scam, and you are helping to promote them.
PLEEEASE people. (any of you that believe in perpetual Motion that is) WAKE UP. Get out of the warp or whatever it is that you're in. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO CREATE MOTION OR POWER WITHOUT THE INPUT OF ENERGY. Otto is RIGHT - the laws of physics apply - at least in our universe. Go to some other universe - they may be different there. Either that or go AND DO SOMETHING USEFUL FOR SOMEONE ELSE, because you are wasting your life talking about crap that is impossible. You may as well make someone else's life more enjoyable.
I'm just learning about clean energy so I can use it when I build my own home in about 18 months. Is there any point to powering a magnet spinning just to produce another source of power (ie using say a wind turbine to spin the magnet to create a stable source of electricty.) Obviously not a scientist, but it seems a bit backward to me to use one form of energy creation to make another one, by what I read above, which won't be as good as the first? Aside from the scam perspective (which is obviously a money making scheme), is there any use in this knowledge of magnet energy production at all? Obviously it works albeit poorly and must be powered by another source, but is it entirely useless or does it have its place as a component of energy production in general? If you know what I mean.
CHRIS-- Speaking of being "DUPED". Look who got elected in 2008.
yup its a scam, and a waste of paper and ink! these ridiculus plans, (151 pages, which i paid 50 bucks for, and only 21 pages are the supposed generator) the rest show you how to build solar heaters and other useless crap! anyway, all these kits use a stator, or a coil. which means you are building a MOTOR! not a magnet powered generator! it uses power to make power with a gradual downslide in power, just like physics taught us for years. i have been completely off the grid for over a year now. i use solar panels, inverters, batteries, and led lights and tv. i was looking for something to make up for the cloudy days, and this isnt it! i'm building a water wheel!!! tom riggi
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Tom, Thanks for your posts. I only wish you had found us first! All I can say is Magniwork is still one of our most popular posts and I can only guess it is because the perpetrators keep fooling people into buying it, and when they are duped, they end up here. I'm sure the Magniwork guys have made hundreds of thousands, if not millions by now.
Chris & all sceptics of "Magniwork PMG" I concur with you all regarding the Magniwork PMG. I recently purchased the Manual ($49) and built the product strictly accoring to this manual. I have footage of "before", "during" & "after" . I will be most grateful if the recipients of my $49 could contact me so that I could demonstrate too them exactly what their advocated product looks like & how it works. It will be a bonus if they are physically present as I have a certian place where I would like to put this product when demonstrating it.
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Julie, Wind turbines and water turbines (and other power turbines) use magnets in generating power. That is the best use of a magnet to generate electricity. I do not know of another use of a magnet to generate electricity that is not a scam.


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