Steorn – Have They Finally Succeeeded?
Posted on March 6, 2014
Today Steorn CEO Shaun McCarthy posted a new video showing what appears to be a fully working permanent magnet motor.
Since 2009 Steorn seem to have adopted a different, much less public approach to their activities, preferring to work behind the scenes. No longer do they give updates on the progress of the technologies they are working on. In fact, they have not officially spoken to any press or media since s009 – save for one article in the Sunday Times Ireland.
The only information these days on what the company are up to comes from Steorn CEO (Shaun McCarthy’s) personal Facebook page and even then, it is thin on detail. So every now and then we here some small nugget of information and today was one of those days. He posted a video along with the statement – “Some birthdays are better than others, even when you are just playing with bluetac!”
So the video shows an Orbo permanent magnet motor rig in vertical orientation. The video quality is quite poor and camera movement is quick and unstable – probably taken using a low resolution camera phone. Perhaps deliberate, to hide any configuration / commercial trade secrets.
A large cylindrical neodymium stator magnet is held at the base slightly off-centre by a piece of blu-tac, and anyone who knows Steorn, knows that having the magnet off-centre (asymmetrical) is key to achieving perpetual motion.
The perspex wheel (difficult to see) appears to have one or maybe several other neodymium magnets embedded inside the body – it’s hard to see because of the video quality. If you replay the video a few times you will see that the embedded magnet appears to be much smaller, but is also cylindrical in shape.