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AtmoMotor HV Atmospheric Motor

AtmoMotor HV Atmospheric Motor

This page is under construction. More info coming soon.  See "Free Atmospheric Electricity Powers Small Motor" for project history:


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  1. Great project. Jefimenkoo!

  2. any way you can power this thing using multiple ambient radio frequencies?

  3. If you had the motor turn a wilmhurst generator on one end you can have your motor output on the other end. You can also insulate a wilmhurst generator as long as you have a small exteranl contact that cannect to the plates through the insulator. Then it becomes a test in self running high voltage electro static motor.

    The ideat was to conserve your energy from the electrostatic plates so more powergoes into the motor.

  4. Howdy,
    Thats really cool, you wouldn’t be interested in selling the 3D parts for this would you? I’d like to replicate, but haven’t the 3D printer. I have Olegs book he put out, but just haven’t the fab skills to make a good balanced motor, tho I do have a nice 24 watt 12kv supply that might be useful to driving such.

    Did you measure the RPM at speed with the Van De Graf running?

    Whats the peak volts from the VDG?

    Using this as a type of drive system and adding a perm mag rotor to the same axle might allow for some decent generation in return for spinning that at HV eh?

    Very cool work man, Keep it up.
    Take care,
    Gene (

  5. Hi,

    Wow great project, really amazing work, you are so talented.

    Are you willing to sell this as a working project?


  6. So what is the watts out put of this AtmoMotor HV Atmospheric Motor?
    What is the main function for large watts output for a larger size?
    No details instruction in the physices and so on?

  7. Outstanding! I’m so excited and impressed with this. If I may inquire, what distance did you end up with for the corona discharge tubes? Did you solder the ground wire to the tubes ends or wrap them inside or anything special? What gauge are the ground leads which connect to the discharge tubes? And finally did you fill the rotor or coat it with anything? I’m very excited to try one myself… Cheers!

  8. Hello, your project is very interresting to see the capacity of your engine, how many turns the rotor? And also how is the nominal torque in N / m
    Thank you in advance, your engine may be a revolution.

  9. Neat Project! I, too, wish you would offer a kit.

  10. Great project and really wonderful use of 3d printing for the motor. I have wanted to make one of these since I first saw a Scientific American column about it back in the 70’s. I was wondering if you had tried powering the motor from an antenna, and how that compared to the Van de Graff? Also, is the output proportional to the length of the rotor given a constant static charge input?

  11. Very Cool Project! I just ordered all the parts! I’ll post a video of it when it’s done. I had to order a 12″ long cylinder instead of 10″ though.

    I teach drafting at my local community college, and have 2 3D printers to play with in my class room 🙂 This will be a great project to inspire the students!

  12. I imagine that it would be better to use the output of the motor directly as mechanical energy, like to run a compressor for a fan or a water pump, to avoid the losses and complexity of a generator and regulator and storage system. Of course to do any serious work you would probably need a motor the size of a refrigerator as well as an antenna several hundred feet high.

    I am sure that huge amounts of static electricity are gathered by large wind turbines, perhaps they should incorporate corona motors.

  13. I am sure that you have looked into it.
    High Power Electrostatic Motor.

    I would love it if you took a look, and i am willing to bet you can plug most of it into your 3D printer.

    • Wow, thanks for sharing. That is amazing! I am researching the design now.

  14. I think that if you could print out the Stator/ Rotor, as flat plates with all the corresponding holes
    And then got a bunch of aluminum screw post extension’s…… something like this..–pid-100401389
    You could just screw them into the printed plates, and put some low friction bearings into your printed plate, and you would have a good start.

  15. Awesome work Laser!!

    …and GREAT FIND Aaron! I wonder what they use for commutation of the HV drive voltage? It likely uses under 10kv.

    Hard to imagine applying atmospheric 10’s to 100 KV to this design… unless you self-time it mechanically using near-field electrical contacts – one set attached to the rotor, the other set mounted to the stator, but yet rotationally adjustable for variable timing (all in a vacuum).

    Semiconductors aren’t ideal (or even usable) for these kinds of voltages…

    Maybe what’s needed (to run a 10KV motor from 100KV) is a set of HV commutating (polarity reversing) contacts on one end of the motor to “chop” the atmospheric HI-V from DC into AC-square wave. Then apply this to the secondary of your Tesla coil, transform it down to a reasonable (10kv) AC voltage that can be rectified and filtered, then use this DC voltage for the electrostatic motor drive… using the previously mentioned motor drive commutator.

    Just “thinking out loud”, so to speak… 🙂

  16. WOW this is reallllly neat.. So really cool science going on there. Thank you sir for posting this, I am most definitely with your permission granted, and going to try and replicate your motor, and tinker with it myself.

    Thank you.

  17. Hi Lasersaber,
    I am interested in the applications of high altitude static discharge.
    1.) I am wondering if you can charge your nano boostpack, or the larger one. Off high altitude static electric discharge, or your van de graaff generator. You might have to use a leyden jar with or without a spark gap to get the proper discharge. And some other options…
    Bonetti machine
    And this
    2.) Seeing how static discharge is DC, what would happen if you put one of your super joule ringers on the ground side of the leyden jar, and as the spark gap discharged, it would pass DC threw your super joule ringer, expanding and collapsing the magnetic field, pushing AC out of the system. But if you put a multitude of your super joule ringer’s into a series type circuit, you might get a useable form of AC out of it.

  18. Hello sir, I just stumbled upon your videos and find them interesting. I’m 22 years old and I’ve only taken up to Algebra based physics in regards to science, but it is something that has always interested me. (Im fond of watching Discovery and Science channel). Anyway, I was hoping if you could direct me to the best place to start to follow your research and recreate it.

    Thanks you and have a great one. :]

  19. This is looking like it is possible to charge super capacitors, with static discharge…

  20. I could provide you with the 3D printed parts. I currently sell custom part per request. Contact me at

  21. now that you are into static electric you may want to go through this video carefully.

    there seems to be a method for conversion of static to usable power hope this helps.

  22. Hi,

    I’m in process of gathering the parts to replicate. I’ve pinged Edgar on the quote and am awaiting confirmation on the 3d part printing so I can pay him for that. The other bits I got on Ebay and TapPlastics. (Already have corona dope on hand from other work.) I’ve ordered all the non-3d printed parts you’ve noted above, I noted on the base tho, on either side you have two plexi looking rods to hold the bottom supports together, is that noted in the parts list? If not, can you please share that part detail? I didn’t see it listed.

    Hopefully I’ll get this assembled in the near future. Thanks!

  23. Hey,

    I think it would be a cool experiment to turn a disc with magnets fixed to it with stationary coils along the outside. That would be an electrostatic motor turning a conventional generator to produce some usable current. I know that there are simple coil designs that operate under a load that bypass the lenz effect while capturing electromagnetic energy.

  24. It looks like the plastic hollow rod is 3/4″ diameter. I’ll give this rod a try.

    The 3/4″od 1/16″” wall tube is what I got. I figure if it’s tight I can slot the ends going into the legs.

    Regards ,

  25. Hi Laserhacker,

    I have been using AM radio waves to run Tesla coils found in Patent #512,340. However, instead of using atmospheric electricity, I have benn using amplified pulse trains – similar to Stan Meyer – to split water into H2 and O2, and also light up light bulbs, and also resistive heaters. A dual Pulse-width modulator can be built for $25, and might allow you to find some resonant frequencies for this machine. Just a thought.

  26. Hi LaserHacker. I have some 8″ aluminum spheres that I am planning to use for Tesla wireless experiments. Have you heard of anybody putting water inside those spheres? When you charge the water, are you using distilled or tap water?

  27. Love this project. have you seen the testatica Mathernitha videos on youtube. He has a 15 part vidoe that is well worth checking out. It is quite intreguing. perhaps you could use the motor to run a Wimshurst machine to create the static charge. check out the above vid. and let me know what you think of it. Thanks

  28. Really great work! Now just throw some flour in there and harness the 200+ volts when it tumbles apart and you’ll get that motor running good! Electricity from flour? Who knew! Check it out :

  29. Great design, although im not sure if it actually collects ambient electricity. It might be more of a solar cell effect on the wire. You should probably test it at night (in the dark) and compare results

  30. >
    > Aaronmcl / January 1, 2014
    > I am sure that you have looked into it.
    > High Power Electrostatic Motor.

    Some reputable electronics dealer or distributor should
    seriously consider reselling the above referenced motor.
    The EMS65-TR1 motor is definitely on my WTB list.

  31. I wrote to the Shinesi people and they say that their motor is still in development and not yet for sale.

  32. Need help 🙂 comment/e-mail me!


    I’ve assembled the whole motor and would love to skype/chat about it!! I’ll try and post a video soon.

  34. Have you thought about mounting the receiver antennae on your car and then grounding the unit to the car chassis and then driving around to see if the wind blowing across it would generate useful amounts of charge? Perhaps with multiple gathering probes?

  35. Hello,what a great design and work!!

    I like to build one like this, with the parts on your part-list
    What i missed or didn’t see, is what kind of material you used for the inner rottor.

    Could you please help me further? That would be very kind.

    Keep up the good work and i gladly will follow you’re progress.

    Thank you for your help

  36. Hi Laserhacker,

    Btw, what application you are using for 3D printing ??



  37. I meant for 3D modeling ??



  38. I want one of these but do not have a 3D printer, how can I get one, and I am willing to pay. Please contact me at also interested in the SoLN1 version 3. but need more info on how to obtain one without having to make it myself.

  39. Design ur own and make it the best that the world will ever know
    Try a cone shap and may be invert it
    With sproy on antenna to help conduct and a jacobs lader at the top

  40. First of all… Great job on sharing information! Free Energy, should be just that!

    I was wondering if you can save thin in a Parasolid xt or Iges file format, so us 3-D modeling types can put it into our programs easier. STL graphic files in sertain programs, make it difficult to pick off dimensions and mass properties.

  41. *certain*

  42. “certain”

  43. ok so I posted on a High Power Electrostatic Motor. but the website did not cover much on how to make it……… this youtube dose a much better job.

  44. I’m trying to use this as a school project @ Ecotech and was wondering if you had any diagrams of the apparatus or of the assembly.

  45. I’m having trouble printing the bladeringbase due to the large overhang. Are you using support material? How are you doing it?

  46. Hi
    Very impressive motor. I read about some new carbon wire that was made to gather high voltage from atmosphere or wind. It has several million points on it to gather more voltage. I just wanted to suggest something that I believe would make your motor run better? Buy as many pins or needles you want and stick them in wood to securely hold them in a X pattern and use solid copper wire and solder the pins to the wire so instead on just one point you have hundreds to gather more atmousferic voltage.
    I really enjoy your videos. I like your scientific approach to your designs. I hope you understood my explanation about a wire with hundreds of pins to gather more static electricity.

  47. Emergency – I have brought charges against Microsoft for discrination, and on Saturday – I was shot in the back of the head with an accelerated ultrasonic Suggestion Implant device.

    I embarrassed many in the Fargo Moorhead area over the years.

    Google “Forbes Jon Abel”
    Google “ndsu hydrogen volunteer”

    However, I am a pacifist , and some type of chaotic behavior was programmed into me on Saturday. Military grade equipment is being used by Sanford psychologists. Many are now military trained.

    They have already caused me to be willing to consider guiltt before innocence. Microsoft also used it in 2006-2007 timeframe.

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