by Jerry Decker for Keelynet
My view of an array is "a functional arrangement of interrelated or identical objects or items of equipment producing the same effect but with a combined, large scale output".
We have swarms but they are highly chaotic and not as efficient as they could be...then there are grids which rely on a central source with substations, but if the central source goes down, it all goes down.
The ideal method is the array which consists of multiple autonomous sources which combine all their output into one large force or work as discrete units depending on need.
In the case of combining them for more total power, if any one or even a few of them fail, no big deal, the others will try to compensate or write it off until repaired. Like losing a few pixels on your video screen, annoying, but it still works pretty well.
If you think about it, just about everything that started out with some simple experiment that produced a small effect, when 'made bigger' or where connected to as many clones as we want, then we are talking big, USEFUL power.
Michael Faraday runs a magnet past a wire to induce a current. So we make a bigger coil and run a bigger magnet past it and we get more current.
Then we make it rotary in the form of many turns of wire in a coil and voila, we have a generator to produce real power we can use to power our loads, light bulbs, heaters, motors, you name it.
You can use a DC motor as a motor by putting electricity into it to make it turn a rotor, or you can use it as a generator of electricity by connecting it to a load and spinning the armature with wind, water or whatever.
We put one of these on a small stream and run it as a generator to produce enough power for our house or we put many large scale versions of these on a dam and we power a city.
Keep in mind, this is another example of how we take a simple effect and scale it up for MORE POWER.
The late Russian entomologist Viktor Grebbenikov discovered a gravity repelling effect in the wing of a rare insect, we suspect it to be a beetle but he would not reveal the name for fear they would be exterminated in the rush to get samples for study.
My point is, he had one wing on a table and passed another wing above it...it pulled itself out of the tweezers, floated into the air and spin around to fall to the table. From this Grebennikov knew he needed to increase this force for study, so he rips the wings off 100 beetles, glues them concave face up on a board, passes a metal rod over them and the rod floats in the air.
That kind of repulsion was not possible with the very weak force from one wing, but by creating an array, he could produce a strong field of force that repelled local gravity to allow the rod to float.
No batteries, no power, no smoke and no sound, wowzer! Is it really a natural gravity repelling effect or is it diamagnetic, electrostatic repulsion or what?
From that he built a flying platform which he supposedly flew over the countryside as written about at The Natural Phenomena of AntiGravitation...(CSE).
Here is a perfect example of scaling showing a very simple electrostatic motor as compared to a larger version which you can see uses an array of many electrodes. This demonstrates scaling for more power using arrays;
Then there is the scaled up Swiss Meternitha Testatika machine which uses a giant Wimshurst elecrostatic machine to produce a Constant Power output of 230 volts at 13 amperes for a 3kw rating providing pulsed DC.
Don't confuse the different types of high voltage machines. As you can see in the photo, the Wimshurst and Van de Graaf generators are direct current (DC) and the Tesla coil is alternating current (AC).
I believe the photo of Tesla sitting near those bolts of electricity took 5 minutes for that time lapse photo. They are kind of boring to see in real time when it spits out one or two bolts every few milliseconds from various directions, no matter the power. So people use time lapse photos for a more 'sensational' picture as Tesla did.
When we did our Zap Dallas show back in 1988, we used a 2.3 million volt Tesla coil we rented from the Gates Planetarium in Denver.
The one hour show was designed by the brilliant Bob Wallace who runs the Planetarium there. There are a series of demonstrations narrated to explain what is happening and how.
The photo to the right is the 'Newtonian Spinner' which is a metal rod that spins on top of the coil with electricity streaming from the two ends.
Now viewing it in real time, its ok, but as you can see in this 10 second or so time lapse photo (even with the lights on), it is much more spectacular.
The effects ranged from simple 12-15 foot discharges to the use of a Faraday cage with a person inside, protected by the cage.
We would roll the Tesla coil within striking distance (about 14 feet or so) and let the bolts loose to be intercepted by the grounded cage. It was pretty cool to be inside that cage and seeing huge lightning-like bolts coming at you, only to be safely deflected. Ain't science grand?
Our grand finale involved our demonstrator (MR. ZAP - Decker) standing on a special glass table which was connected to the Tesla coil output.
We then sent a reduced output on the order of 900,000 VAC over my body to stream off the hands, tongue or any other pointed member. I tried 1 million volts but it would make my muscles cringe so 900,000 was about the highest I could take. Of course the higher the power, the bigger and longer the bolts. This photo was taken with the lights on, so you can't see the true length of those 4-6 foot streams.
Electricity moves like water, so by combining all those finger streams into one, it would produce a much longer, thicker single stream. Needless to say, people were fascinated by these live effects, especially the passing of electricity over a live body.
If you like to experiment, we have an excellent ebook you can buy and download or order on a CD shipped snailmail at High Voltage & Free Energy Devices. The information in this book, if duplicated, could lead to a revolution in electric propulsion systems, even to the point of a self-charging system (like the Testatika) by taking advantage of back emf or electrostatics.
All of this is described in the ebook which has many hands-on experiments. Imagine a high voltage motor, driven by powerful, short duration magnetic impulses causing the coils to repel with great force, arranged in a rotary chamber to provide thrust.
And to be able to collect the expended energy and use it to recharge the battery as EV Gray claimed to have done! Such an engine, coupled with modern discoveries of new high power batteries or high farad capacitor technologies could create entirely new industries for those with the foresight to get involved. If you are an experimenter or know someone who investigates such matters, this would make an excellent addition to your library or an unforgettable gift.
So what have we learned here kiddies? And that includes ALL of us because we have not achieved free energy...YET HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL. Arrays equal POWER, thats right, MORE POWER!
In other words, don't get fixated on trying to build something that will collect or generate kilowatts of power, work on a small scale first, then expand it into an array for, say it again, yep, MORE POWER!
How about shooting for ZPE guru Dr. Hal Puthoff's 1 Watt Challenge. Dr. Puthoff, like many of us, got tired of hearing all these amazing claims about generating 10,000 watts up to millions of watts from the latest free energy machine. But all have failed to date. So why not just prove your claim by producing only 1 watt? Then you can scale it up for more power.
Since Voltage X Amperage = Watts, thats something like 10 volts X 100 milliamps = 1 Watt, piece of cake, right?
Of course none of these amazing and highly exaggerated, some intentionally false claims proved out and couldn't power themselves let alone a house lightbulb.
So he came up with this cool challenge, just produce 1 Watt that can be independently verified and your fame and fortune is secured in history.
How many have succeeded you might ask? Well, truthfully, zip, zero, nada. Many claim it but try to buy and use one to power your house or any electrical device using free energy.
But never give up, it just might be YOU who is 'the one', the NEO of free energy. And you might just do it using the combined power of ARRAYS!
And don't worry about achieving antigravity from the gitgo either, just controlled weight loss of a test mass will do as well and can be scaled for more powerful effects.
No sane person truly wants antigravity anyway, because you'd be thrown off the earth in a flash and watch it flying away from you at about 67,000 miles per hour, leaving you to die in space.
So lets take it slow, focus on achieving 1 Watt and/or just learn to dim gravity first. As always, K.I.S.S., keep it simple stupid. - JWD for Keelynet
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