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Prototype II, 2009 (after US patent no. 6545444 by John Bedini) by Nick Laessing.

A quick search reveals that John Bedini’s 2003 patent, recreated here by the artist, was for a “Device and Method for Utilizing a Monopole Motor to Create Back-EMF to Charge Batteries.” [via VVORK]

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • vrandy.myopenid.com

    So … to be clear … this is an artistic recreation of a non-functioning design for a free energy device?

  • Joel

    Thus, his design was based on non-existent technology.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_monopole

    Make, please add a disclaimer this is pseudo-science.

    • vrandy.myopenid.com

      Well, it’s apparently art _about_ pseudo-science.

      That’s not really the same thing.