Science, Technology

Free Energy Pioneers: Bruce De Palma and the N-Machine

Author: Hope Girl

If a free energy device works then that should be all there is too it right?  Unfortunately there is something much more sinister operating in our world. Ephesians 6:12 tells us:

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

This holds true in many stories around the lives of inventors in the free energy arena. It is a common misconception that working on such devices is a simple process with no interference from dark forces. Many people have been tricked to believing that the only reason why a free energy device is not readily available to the public is because the concept is impossible and it does not exist. Normally it is through strange darker manipulations that devices and their inventors are thwarted. In many cases, as soon as an inventor has stumbled upon a working concept,  strange things start to happen to them in their lives. These events can range from financial ruin, divorce, illness, and other forms of seemingly “external” sabotage. Perhaps this is evidence of “the powers of the worlds darkness”.  It is after all, pretty hard to complete and promote your inventions with so many life obstacles trying to throw you off track.

This is why we must “take up the full armor of God, so that when the evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything to stand…” (Ephesians 6:13) as we will see in this next story about an inventor with a working free energy device that struggled against the powers of darkness.


Bruce De Palma

Bruce De Palma studied electrical engineering at Harvard in 1958 and taught physics at MIT for 15 years working under Harold Eugene Edgerton. He was also employed by Edwin H. Land of Polaroid.

He was well know in the free energy suppression community for the invention of his “N-Machine Homopolar Generator” based on the Faraday disc.   The N-Machine is essentially a low voltage, very high amperage dynamo that has two repelling disc magnets co-rotating with the conductive rotor in between them. This configuration does not suffer from back emf.

Depalma quoted,  “The perpetual motion N-Machine is only supposed to run itself. It could never put out five times more power than is put into it. Perpetual motion schemes used conventional energy sources, whereas the N-Machine is a new way of extracting energy from space.”


The N-machine was based on an invention by Michael Faraday called the “Homopolar Motor” also known as “Faraday’s Disc”.  Michael Faraday was an English scientist who contributed to study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.  While he invented many conventional machines, his homopolar motor which involved the co-rotation of a magnet with a copper disk that created a current output could never be explained by conventional science. It was in essence one of the first “free energy” motors.  Many have tried to develop motors based on this concept, including Nikola Tesla. Bruce De Palma’s N-Machine as well as Tewari’s Motor are two examples.


Michael Faraday

Faraday’s Disk


With the development of his N-Machine along with some other anomalous devices (one of which De Palma claimed displayed anti-gravity characteristics) he was set on a collision course with some of his peers in the main stream.  His claims of free energy were vigorously refuted over the course of 20 years by conventional scientists and some members of the alternative energy community.

You can see Bruce De Palma explaining his device and the politics around it in this video clip here

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De Palma would travel to different areas in search of financial backing for his project. In the 1970s he moved to the third largest “New Age” community in the US in Santa Barbara California. It was here that a man named Norman Paulsen would bring De Palma’s work into the wild world of alien agenda’s and reverse engineering from the “twilight zone”.  This involvement may or may not have taken away from the validity of the project, however it is important to remember that the working free energy device called the N-machine was originally based on the Faraday disc and was not some vision from little green men.

One of De Palma’s greatest allies in the research of this form of technology was Paramahamsa Tewari, a Project Director with the Indian Nuclear Power Corporation. Tewari would work with De Palma to creat his own Tewari Space Power Generator claimed to be 200% efficient. It was based on the same principles as the N-machine.

De Palma’s death (most likely due to alcohol related illness) in New Zealand in October 1997 put an end to his most ambitious free energy project, and occurred only weeks prior to the official testing of a device constructed over the course of 6 months in an Auckland workshop. The test was attended by, among others, the project’s financial backer, Bruce Bornholdt, a prominent Wellington barrister, as well as the pioneering developer of the Adams Motor, Robert Adams, who observed the operation of, and measured electrical output from, the N-machine. This single test failed to demonstrate the over-unity potential of the N-machine, most of the output energy being lost as heat, and the project was abandoned.

The work of the N-Machine principle is still carried out by his colleague Tewari who is still searching for funding for Tewari SpacePower Generator which currently has been proven to yield 30 kilowatts of electrical power output with only 5 kilowatts input.