A while back, a company called Steorn claimed to have invented a free energy device. If their claims were true, it would’ve changed the world. Sadly, they’re not. At least it’s distinctly looking like it’s all been a bit of a sham / balls-up.

Steorn Orbo

Nearly two months ago, they planned on demonstrating this amazing technology to the world, only it didn’t work. Why? Because the demonstration room lights were too hot. Doh!

Since then, someone’s taken the trouble to make an exploded view of Orbo based on photos that’ve been taken of the device so far:

Orbo - Exploded View

There’s already quite a good write up and set of comments about the drawing above – here, if you’re interested. There’s also a poor quality, very dark video of a spinning Orbo – which makes everything seem decidedly amateur.

Steorn are apparently planning another demo at some point in the future, so what are the chances of there being more to their magnetic motor than meets the eye? Will they have the last laugh? I doubt it. Shame. :-(

Comments on: "The Great Steorn Sham" (3)

  1. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I really wanted this to be real but yeah like you I am seriously starting to have my doubts. I have to say that I expected it to look, well, more like it could do something and wasn’t a massive con. The thing above looks like they are not even trying to hide the fact that it is all nonsense. Ah well. The emperors new clothes spring to mind.

    I like the comment about there being a good write up is you’re interested, I take it that was aimed at me as noone else is as big a geek as us two. I shall read and if I feel the need I will comment more.

  2. I’m a smidge disappointed too, but hey-ho. If it sounds too be good to be true, it probably is.

    No, the comment wasn’t intentionally directed at you. Just that I couldn’t be arsed to explain that diagram when someone else has already done the job quite well. But true, you are probably the only other person interested in this!

  3. […] Realising that everyone was bound to say “Energy from nothing? Bah! That’s impossible!”, Steorn confidently asked for an independent panel of the world’s leading scientists to examine and endorse their new technology. They were all sworn to secrecy under a non-disclosure agreement and worked for two years to investigate Steorn’s claim. In the mean time, Steorn organised a public demonstration of Orbo – which, err, didn’t quite go according to plan. […]

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