The objective of this experiment is to duplicate the
results of David Hamel with regards to his 45 gallon drum
Warning - I have not yet adjusted my version of the drum to
match everything that David Hamel has told me. A new version would mean
starting from scratch so I haven't begun yet. On the bright side,
if I hadn't built mine and taken them to show David, I wouldn't
have gotten his feedback like I did.
Warning - Due to the fact that those who claim to have had successful
results with this technology did so with designs
that differs from David Hamel's original, there may in
fact be a number of configurations that work.
The Basic Device
Stationary cut-away view.
One of mine before putting in the drum.
Skeleton view showing the wobbling motion.
The basic device consists of three cones. According to
David, there should be three but one of the claims of success
were done with a two cone system. Each cone sits within the
one below it. Each cone sits on a point halfway down the cone
below it. These cones are in a 45 gallon drum. The rim of the cones
have ceramic magnets attached to them. These
magnets repel rings of ceramic magnets in the 45 gallon drum.
The top cone has an extra ceramic magnet centered within its rim.
When the cones are balanced, sitting in the drum, the cover
of the drum is put on. In the cover is another ceramic magnet
which repels the top cone's centered magnet. This causes the
top cone to move off-center (or wobble). That in turn causes
the cone in which the top cone is sitting to also wobble
but in the opposite direction - and so on.
Most designs also have what is typically called an oscillator
sitting on the base of the drum instead of just a fixed notch.
This oscillator allows further wobbling.
The following is an excerpt from the book "The Granite Man & the Butterfly"
as told to Jeanne Manning by David Hamel. It is of David's experience in testing
his 45 gallon drum device while he was living in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada. The
reference in the first paragraph about having seen something before is a reference
to his alien experience. This
book is no longer in print
but if you are serious about building this device then it is well worth
tracking down a copy.
Finally he felt ready to build a small model similar to the cone-above-cone-above-cone
power generator that he had seen. Many of the materials he
used came from scrounging in junk yards. Bicycle rims served as the base of his
handmade aluminium cones and held the magnets that were taped on with electric
tape. Magnets, spaced just right, achieved a rejection force. Working in the garage
attached to their house, he placed the
apparatus inside a 45-gallon black steel barrel ringed on the inside with magnets.
The barrel would be the shell of the device.
Everything lined up. Then he screwed down the cover. This compressed the apparatus
forcing the isotope line to break into three parts and starting the tumbling
motion passed on from one to the other The rings of magnets repelling each
other caused the cones to float one over the other. They swung in a
constant wobbling circling motion, faster and faster. After they reached
a certain speed the vibration somewhat stabilized.
David was pleased that his model operated. He went into the house to share
his success and attend to Nora's needs, leaving the experimental device
running. As he shut the French doors between the garage and the
living room, he was unconcerned that the device was wobbling away in
the barrel with its cap on. He was certain that the relatively small
apparatus would not produce an energy effect, and he expected that
it might soon stop its wobbling. He wanted to see how long it would
run. If the motion continued until morning, he would be very surprised,
"It'll never fly. But maybe I can learn from it," he told Nora.
The couple went to bed and slept until they were awakened by an extremely
loud bang. "Fire!" Nora said.
David jumped out of bed and looked toward the attached garage. A red
glow came from that direction through the French doors and lit the
living room. From the bedroom, it did look as if the garage was on fire!
Inside the garage, he encountered a dismaying sight. His
carefully-built device had exploded out of the drum and was scattered
in pieces all over the room. Apparently the red glow had been from a
buildup of energy of some type as the device operated. There was no
fire, fortunately, but his investment of thousands of dollars in magnets
The mess of metal and the broken roofing shakes on the top of the
building were not as discouraging to David as the loss of all those
ceramic magnets. However, he had the satisfaction of seeing that he
could build something which demonstrated the power of the magnetic
repulsion coupled with the arrangement of the "breaking lines".
Click here for my theory on how
The Hamel spinner misconception
Just a warning about something called the "Hamel spinner". During one of my
visits David showed me what people call the Hamel spinner. He said its
purpose was to show the butterfly motion, the wobbling motion that the
cones make. Its purpose was NOT to show a way of making magnets spin
perpetually. Likewise, the objective of this 45 gallon device is to make
the cones wobble, and in fact the wobble will be so small that it's often
called a vibration. The purpose is not to make the cones spin, as is
a common misconception.
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