Note friends: Many people at the conference were apparently members of this forum. I have not been a member and I am not even sure the link I gave is the correct forum (This is Peter Lindeman’s Free Energy forum). So much was unsaid and assumed of the audience. I clearly was not in the know here.
This battery switcher was an impressive job done digitally and controlling the connections via relays. A truly impressive piece of engineering – sufficiently impressive to gain the approval of John Bedini himself. I got to have lunch with him (bits) but never got his name. Note that with this switcher, the golf cart can be made to truly run forever with no human intervention.
Another guy named Steve worked with kids in learning centers that were teaching kids how to build the monopole kits. He claimed that some of the kids had the kits built in only 15 minutes!
This was followed by the “workshop” run by Rick Friedrich himself. During all the preceding events we all had to go through a second line to get our kits for this workshop. By this time I was tired as sleeping the first night in a motel is always bad for me.
Rick managed to lead us step-by-step through the assembly of the rotor portion of the monopole motor. (10 parts) The kits came with an impressive exploded view of the mechanical parts so putting the rotor assembly together was really quite easy given the diagram – yet that took us collectively about an hour to accomplish.
Rick was exhausted and handled himself much better than I would have done if I were in his place.
After this initial part of the assembly things just began to break down. People came up to Rick and began asking tons of questions and instead of keeping the entire crowd in mind, Rick just began talking reactively to the mood of those around him, mostly stressing how difficult it is and how important it is to tune the kit correctly to get it working.
The next several hours broke down into us talking amongst ourselves at our respective tables and trying to figure out the kit on our own. The kits were not complete and there were insufficient tools to build them. A table was set up with experts employed to build the electronic parts of the kits for us (one per table) since there were only three soldering irons in the house. Needless to say, the kits were taking considerably more than 15 minutes to assemble and I only saw one working by the end of the day.
- Registration took forever due to:
- No preprinted name tags.
- Single line entry (usually registrations splits the lines alphabetically by last name so the people using the lists has shorter lists and the lines run in parallel)
- Too many people admitted to the conference.
- Kits missing parts (no kits had anything to mount the electronics onto – people used business cards and pieces of plastic from their box lunches for this)
- Insufficient kits due to over attendance.
- insufficient tools to assemble the kits.
- No written instruction on kit assembly or tuning.
- Video system failure making it impossible for Rick to show us how to assemble the kits with anything but verbal descriptions.
- Much time wasted waiting in line again to get our kits.
- No conference schedule was given out or available online – nor anything in writing at all except our wavers.
- Introductions were lacking like the last conference. Most names of people I either caught in the discussions or from others who happened to know the people from elsewhere.
On the good side, the demos worked well and we did get to hear Rick and John and others talk about somewhat interesting stuff.
I knew better stuff was coming so after having dinner out with the guys at our table, I turned in to bed hoping for a good nights sleep and a better day following.
The next day started off slow as we had to re-register to replace our blue paper name tags with red ones – for security purposes of course. (I am getting to really hate that phrase)
More kits were obtained but Rick would have to mail kits to many of the participants.
The first speaker was Jeane Manning, who, by the way John Bedini introduced her, is his wife. He stressed that we best listen to her. Jeane plugged her book and basically discussed its theme – the possibility of a free energy future that will make this a better world. She was constantly apologizing that she wasn’t technical enough for the group and gave us some overall info we all pretty much already knew. She invited several people to come up and share their visions for the future. I only found one link from the notes I took of these guests: Mag Trans Auto but there were several others who jumped up and shared their visions.
Then was what I think was by far the peak of the conference. Peter Lindeman did his second part (part one is on DVD which you can buy now!) of an explanation of the Lockridge Device. This lecture was technically clear and very sound. When he was done we had a very clear idea of how the device worked and how we could build an over-unity motor-generator system. Peter even listed exact parts we might want to get to build it. It was a little disappointing though to not see it built and working.
I just can’t stress how different and refreshing Peter’s talk was compared to everything else at the conference. All I can recommend is that you Buy Peter’s DVD on this topic.
Finally, John Bedini did his big talk. John mentioned that it was Tom Beardon’s birthday that weekend and passed around a card for us all to sign.
Then John did a bit of a biography of himself ending with the unveiling and explanation of his newest prototype – a 16 coil giant monopole motor:
He showed us things like this:
and spoke of key things like non-linearity and 23 degrees and pointed to the working model and saying “there you have it – right in front of you” and “don’t say I didn’t tell you and show you everything cuz here it is”.
We all got to walk up to John’s giant monopole device and check it out and Bedini broke the rule and allowed us one picture of the device.
My friends at my table were all a bit disappointed in John (I heard the word ego many times). He was enjoying the spotlight – kind of a capping off of his life’s work with a tribute to Tom Beardon. John has successfully managed to get the secret of perpetual systems using the energy of the vacuum out to enough people that hopefully it can never be taken from mankind. For that he deserves all the groveling and accolades we can give him. I hope that someone besides John will someday be able to consistently reproduce his works and pass on the ideas to others in less cryptic forms. I hope he gets someone who can teach and write to work for him and make these mysteries available to all in a comprehensive, cohesive and understandable and unambiguous form. Of course this technology is new and raw and one should not expect too much this early in its development.
Rick Friedrich has managed to bring to the market devices that let the rest of the world put radiant energy to use and I wish him great success in this great work. Rick should leave the work of running conferences and workshops to a competent professional.
John Bedini – I love you man, but please realize, you are just a hard guy for me to understand and I’m frustrated. I hope you find time to write more about your ideas and help us understand how you do what you do.
Overall this conference was a disappointment to me but I think the Peter Lindeman’s talk was definitely worth it. When I first heard of these guys I wanted to work for them, now I’m not so sure. Perhaps I will find time to write up a step-by-step guide to building the 3 pole monopole motor kit and give it to them so all of us can get it built easily.
Please comment if you have other perspectives or more to add. I feel bad for being so negative on this event – let me know your experience!
Other interesting links discovered/mentioned during this conference:
- Panhandle Electric Vehicle Association
- Electric Automobile Association
- Solid State Batteries
- Salt Batteries
- 2 Cap Pulser Circuit
- Hans Coler
- The Hairpin Circuit
- Jim Watson
- Nature As Teacher
- Walter Baumgartner
- Ecconomic Cures
- Molecular Energy
- Shift Happens