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The Achilles Ligeras Magnet Engine (ALME) is an all-magnet motor that was claimed to work last Summer. The following page is to give access to the files that Archie has made available (for a small fee), which he used to build his second prototype, completed Feb. 19, 2009, which did not work (yet).
ALME (Achilles Ligeras’ Magnetic Engine) The diagram is a simplification. The red signifies one polarity as seen by the magnet in proximity. The opposite polarity, of course, would be present on the opposite side. NOTE: The prototype only ran counterclockwise, not clockwise as is being depicted in the animated gif above.
Inventor, Achilles ("Archie") Ligeras, who resides in New York, claims to have built a working prototype that demonstrate his original concept of a motor driven by magnets only, with no other input. A conceptual animation of his design is shown to the right. Achilles claims that his working prototype achieved a rotation speed of approximately 1500 rpm for fifteen minutes, and ran continuously at a slower speed for about 48 hours. At the end of that run, the motor box housing was hot to the touch, but not too hot to touch. The heat was most likely a function of friction from the various rollers and bearings. He applied a Schwinn bike generator to generate a few watts of electricity. He also tried stopping the shaft wearing leather garden gloves, and said that it was quite hard to stop the rotation. In the process of removing the housing from the motor in preparation for its photographing and videotaping, the device… Read more…