Hojo Motor is a Scam!

The Hojo Motor is a scam.  If you purchased the Hojo Motor plans before reading this post, I'm sorry, you got scammed.  If you purchase the Hojo Motor plans after reading this post, you are dumb.  Plain and simple.  I'm sorry to use harsh words here, but sometimes it's necessary to be blunt in order to get your point across.

We've been down this path before, with the Magniwork scam.  In fact, Magniwork has been our most popular post, and has led us to post Renewable Energy Scams.  As you can see from that post, there is no shortage of scams out there trying to take advantage of the energy ignorant.

I don't care that on the web page for the Hojo plan they show some patents (see the bottom of this post for information regarding said patents) for a some kind of magnetic perpetual motion machine.  I'm not even going to get into the discussion on the laws of thermodynamics.  What I will tell you is if some kind of free energy generator was real, I would be the first person to have it.  You wouldn't hear about some free energy generator from some Google ad, you would hear about it because the President is talking about it on the world stage.  It would be the biggest breakthrough in the 21st century.  And you think you are going to buy some plans for $49.97?  (side note: ClickBank sells these plans along with many other scams, and they should be fined by the Federal Trade Commission)

Hank Mills wrote a great "Letter to Hojo Motor Plan Scammers" in which he stated:

Howard Johnson was a brilliant inventor. You got that one fact correct. However, his technologies were never fully developed, and were still very experimental when he died. Even if he was able to create motion in an experimental test rig (after hundreds or thousands of hours of work), it was not ready to power a home, an appliance, or even a very light load like a light bulb. The idea that someone could take plans for his device, and build a system capable of powering their home, is totally absurd. Unless of course, they had tens of thousands of dollars to spend, months to experiment just to make a motor self-sustain, and even more time and money to do the research and development needed to do anything practical with it.

Don't think we know what we're talking about?  Fine, buy the plans and make a fool of yourself.  For everyone else out there, focus your time on conserving energyproducing real clean energy, and living more sustainably.


Regarding the Patent Claims, below is what I received from a friend who is a patent attorney:

First, if he got a patent on this "secret" invention that was just released, then it couldn't have been secret, since getting a patent means publicly disclosing the invention.  Patents don't certify that free energy works, the patents simple certify that his magnetic motor works as a magnetic motor

Regarding the patents: I"ve pasted the first independent claim of each of the patents so you can start learning what patents really cover.  The claims are the legal bounds of the patent and define what the inventor is actually protecting.  As you will so, there is no language in any of these claims that says free energy, pertetual motion, etc.

4,151,431 patent expired in 1999.
It Claims: A permanent magnet motor comprising, in combination, a stator track defining a track direction and having first and second sides and composed of a plurality of track permanent magnets each having first and second poles of opposite polarity, said magnets being disposed in side-by-side relationship having a spacing between adjacent magnets and like poles defining said track sides, an elongated armature permanent magnet located on one of said track sides for relative movement thereto and in spaced relationship to said track side wherein an air gap exists between said armature magnet and said track magnets, said armature magnet having first and second poles of opposite polarity located at the opposite ends of said armature magnet defining the length thereof, the length of said armature magnet being disposed in a direction in general alignment with the direction of said track, the spacing of said armature magnet poles from said track associated side and the length of said armature magnet as related to the width and spacing of said track magnets in the direction of said track being such as to impose a continuous force on said armature magnet in said general direction of said track.

(THIS IS NOT CLAIMING A FREE ENERGY DEVICE, just a specific, very narrowly claimed type of motor)

4,877,983 Patent - expired in 2009
It Claims:
In combination with a movable armature, means for guiding movement of the armature along a predetermined path and a permanent armature magnet having magnetic poles of opposite polarity spaced from each other along said path to establish a magnetic field of limited extent movable with the armature and magnetic stator means for establishing a stationary magnetic flux zone along said path, the improvement comprising flux emitting surfaces of one polarity mounted on the stator means on opposite sides of said path for limiting said flux zone through which said path extends and means mounting the permanent armature magnet on the armature with the poles thereof orientated relative to said flux emitting surfaces on the stator means for unidirectionally propelling the armature along said path through the limited zone in response to magnetic interaction between the movable magnetic field and the limited flux zone, said magnetic stator means including a plurality of magnetic gate assemblies fixedly spaced from each other along said path and respectively establishing stationary magnetic fields, each of said gate assemblies including a plurality of interconnected bar magnets substantially bordering said limited flux zone exposing pole faces of opposite polarity in parallel spaced planes intersected by said path, and magnetic means connected to said interconnected bar magnets exposing one of the flux emitting surfaces of said one polarity perpendicular to said parallel planes for magnetic interaction of the stationary magnetic fields.

(AGAIN, NOT CLAIMING PERPETUAL MOTION, just a different motor configuration)

5,402,021 will expire 2015
It Claims:
A magnetic propulsion system comprising:

a vehicle having a rigidly attached magnetic armature, said magnetic armature including a first series of magnets positioned across said vehicle and extending generally from one lateral side of the vehicle to another lateral side of the vehicle, all of the magnets in said first series of magnets being generally parallel to one another;

a first magnetic wall disposed laterally adjacent said vehicle and extending longitudinally along a desired direction of vehicle travel, said first magnetic wall comprising a second series of magnets, each of the magnets in said second series having a particular size and a North-to-South axis pointing in the same direction as the desired direction of vehicle travel, each of said permanent magnets of said particular size in said second series being separated from the next successive permanent magnet in said second series by a thinner magnet, each of said thinner magnets having a pole-to-pole length which is shorter than the lateral width of said magnets of a particular size in said second series, said thinner magnets further having a North-to-South axis pointing perpendicular to the North-to-South axis of said magnets of a particular size in said second series and pointing generally toward a vehicle side of the first magnetic wall; and

a second magnetic wall disposed generally parallel to said first magnetic wall and laterally adjacent to said vehicle but opposite from said first magnetic wall, said second magnetic wall comprising a third series of magnets, each of said magnets in said third series having said particular size and a North-to-South axis pointing in an opposite direction from the desired direction of vehicle travel, each of the permanent magnets in said third series being separated from the next successive permanent magnet of said particular size in said third series by a thinner magnet, each of said thinner magnets in the second magnetic wall having a pole-to-pole length which is shorter than the lateral width of said magnets of a particular size in said third series, said thinner magnets in the second magnetic wall further having a North-to-South axis pointing in the same general direction as the North-to-South axis of the thinner magnets in the first magnetic wall;

wherein said first and second magnetic walls create magnetic fields which exert propelling forces on said armature and thereby cause the vehicle to accelerate in the desired direction of vehicle travel.

(claim and EXTREMELY narrow vehicle with some sort of magnetic propulsion motor, nothing more)

It is annoying how many people get up in arms about patents when they just take for granted what someone who is clearly also not a patent person tells them.  Always always always read the claims of the patent before making any comments about what the patent supposedly covers.

Click here to learn why perpetual motion free energy machines don't work.  Make any comments regarding perpetual motion on the post in the link.  You can make HoJo scam comments below.

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Installing mine myself cost me about $4,500 for 1,600 watts of Off grid.
OK - my Houston usage in this mild winter is 900 kWh per month with gas heat. So 3200 watt generation should get me Off Grid. Problem is Summer AC will triple my use and would need about 8kW generation. 8000 * $3 = $24,000 or close to 10 year to pay for itself at today's electric costs. And I've read that life expectancy can be as low as 10 - 12 years. Regardless - at least some minimal independent generation would allow for some disruptions in service.
Your numbers are wrong. 900 Kwhr per month = 30Kwhr per day in Houston expect an average of about 5.5 hrs per day full sun so you would need about 30/ 5.5 = 5,500 watts of panel and as the overall efficiency of the system may be only 70% you need to allow for 8Kw of panels. So $24000 @ $3 per watt WITHOUT the summer AC's
My 1600 watt system average about 6 to 8Kwhr per day.
A while back I viewed many YouTube about the Bedini and what I saw was not that impressive. A battery was used to start and run the motor and the output was used to charge another battery. From what I remember it was never shown to be self supporting. Let us know if you are successful and please include technical data: input power, output power, cost per watt and time to build.
Also those are ON grid prices ($3) you used, On Grid does NOT get you OFF grid it just means that generally your utility bill in your case will be close to zero but with a power out you are still stuck without electricity unless you install an OFF Grid system In your case I might consider On Grid and a Natural gas back up generator unless you pay thousands for a large battery bank
I really thought I was reading the onion news site. somehow I skimmed a lot of this. one thing I find of interest is the mention of disk drive magnets. I play with these along with bucky balls, disk drive magnets are odd, they have a north pole on 1/2 the flat and a south pole on the other 1/ of the flat, and then reversed on the other side. to do anything useful with them you have to cut them in half. President Obama has truthfully said that he wants to develop all forms of energy, and is willing to put megabucks in resources into it. I would think he would be interested in funding a company started by any of you advocates to develop this. Lastly permanent magnets loose their strength in the presence of other moving magnets or electricity. I have often wondered if a very miniscule motor could be built with magnets and mu metal shielding on a low friction pivot, about as useful as the toy steam or stirling engines we bought as kids, which used lots of heat. Air bearing would be required with a hidden air compressor.
I have started the process to build a single coil trifilar wound unit. Cost of transistors and diodes if diodes are bought in bulk(100+ units) is relatively low. I found 100 of the 1n4001 diodes for 3.00 and the 1n4007 for 6.00. The transistor used in the ssg circuit is about 3.50 each and you need one per run circuit so I have another 7.00 in there. The 3 sets of magnet wire is going to run about 75.00 due to the current cost of magnet wire at the appropriate gauges. A single coil unit makes a VERY effective high voltage low current pulsed battery charger. To make the unit self-running takes a larger investment in a second coil charging to capacitor and using a geared wheel with a trigger flag to discharge the capacitor bank into the primary(source) battery. This over time DOES degrade the source battery as it is charging and discharging simultaneously which is the same reason a car battery wears out. A much more complicated setup to create a self running unit would include a brush/commutator system which alternates the charge discharge cycle of the source battery and using a fly wheel of decent mass to keep the system turning while the output is discharged to the source battery. And yes this charges other batteries/devices. It can be used to create a capacitor smoothed DC output stage that would be used to charge a large bank of batteries in the nature of a solar system. It also serves to desulfate the battery bank at the same time. Unfortunately I am not on my computer due to cleaning out the zero access root kit and lost my bookmarks due to it. But you should be able to find on you tube a video of a 6 coil unit using 6-filar wound coils with one trigger each where they are mounted on a plywood wheel versus metal. The wheel is slightly off balance but the guy looks to weigh in around 300+ and puts on welding gloves and tries to use his weight to stop the wheel. AND not so much..... I will try and update once I get my two coils wound and set it up without the brush/commutator setup. Cost to build a large high output self running unit is not cheap. Based on conversations I have had with other people on the forums on yahoo. It will given today's prices and zero scavenging of motor coil wire cost around 50 to 60 grand. If you are a good scavenger there would be a much lower cost. More in the three to five grand range without machining tools or any hobby grade foundry skills. If you had the needed skills/tools the cost would decrease considerably. I have access to tools and have started developing the skills needed.
JJM my reply to this posted about halfway up the page for some reason. Screwy phone. Look above
Read the early 80's interview with John Bedini about what happened at the end of the 1984 Tesla Symposium. That covers the lives being threatened bit. To add to that I spoke with a former coworker of mine for his permission to post about this and he ok'd it with the condition I left his name out. His uncle was developing a motor that reduced fuel consumption dramatically and had gone as far as patenting it. His uncle was approached by Big Oil companies several times and refused to sell the patent and was working on building capital to produce it. He was found dead, two to the chest one to the head. His house and office were ransacked, all technical papers and data on it taken and/or deleted from computers there. Case is still unsolved. Believe what you will but this kind of stuff actually happens.


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