Overunity Product on Market At Last? Steorn’s Orbo O-Cube Webinar (Video and Transcript now Available)

It’s been over five years since Steorn has made any direct effort to engage with the public, and most people who heard about them in the days when their strategy was to ‘upset science’ with their claims of free energy have probably assumed that they have faded into ignonimity as their technology has never yet seen the light of day.

But Steorn is coming back into the public eye. In less than 24 hours now, they will host the first in a series of webinars scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 28th at 7:00 p.m. GMT to introduce their latest device: the Orbo O-Cube, which they say is a device that charge mobile devices via a USB connection, without ever having to be recharged itself.

How can they do this? They say with their Orbo technology, which they claim operates when certain magnetic interactions produce a gain of energy. The O-Cube is apparently a solid state device with no moving parts that needs no input power to produce energy, and that can somehow recharge itself — certainly a provocative claim.

Could this be LENR? Steorn has never use that term, and actually they have never really claimed to know where the excess energy comes from — but some theorists propose that LENR is essentially an electromagnetic phenomenon, so perhaps if Orbo works as claimed, it is a form of LENR.

Anyway, setting aside theory and definitions, the interesting thing here is Steorn is now saying they will be offering an overunity product to the public — apparently this year, and these webinars are designed to bring attention to this product. A working product on the market, rather than theories, tests and replications, is really the only thing that most people care about. If Steorn has what they say, and people can buy the product, then this would certainly be a milestone.

Steorn’s only web presence these days is via this Orbo Facebook page. Today this comment was posted:

“we will be releasing details regarding pricing etc during tomorrows webinar. If you cant get a chance to see it we will be posting the video on our Facebook page the day after.”

So I’m very interested to learn more about the O-Cube. I’m registered for the webinar and I plan on sharing key points live on this post once it gets started. If possible, I’ll also order an O-Cube so I can give it a thorough testing, and report what I find.

UPDATE: Oct 28th, 2015

Live comments from the webinar will start here:

http://app.webinarjam.net/live/19428/91401be0a7/0/vc10503962Ps

Starting out with some Steorn history review. Shaun McCarthy, Mike Daly and others. Now the guy from Slattery’s pub is talking.

Now he’s talking with Pat Corbett, a major Steorn investor. Shaun says it looks like “12 years of failure”

Pat says he has had one of the powercubes in his car, taking it around to demos, for a month and it’s never stopped working. Pat says he won’t give up, he says we haven’t had the fight yet.

Shaun says he only needs to win once.

Now showing the O-CUbe 2.1 amps

The O-Cube consists of:

USB PCB board
Li Ion Batter
Orbo Power Pack

Draining the Li Ion battery
Orbo Device is constantly charging the battery.

2 smartphone charges in a 24 hour period

On sale in December for 1200 Euros 12 Month warranty

Rabbit Hole promotions will get an O-Cube

Brickbear clothing company will get one

Commercialization going on behind the scenes.

Liquid Solutions is making liquids for E-Cigarettes. 500,000 bottles per week. Will be using Orbo in their vape machines.

The webinar is over now — it lasted 20 minutes. I missed quite a bit trying to keep up, but will try to review.

There is some Q&A going on, but I can’t tune in for some reason. Here are some scraps from the Q&A:

0.4W continuous power,
alloy case,
non-radio active,
works in a faraday cage.

UPDATE: Here is a video of today’s webinar (it does not include the Q&A session following)

Also, a transcript of the video has been made by Esa Ruoho and has been posted at on the vortex-l list here.

  • http://www.russgeorge.net/ russ george
    • http://www.russgeorge.net/ russ george

      DARPA’s ORBO

  • David Taylor-Fuller

    I think your wrong in your analysis BillH.

    comparing what they are offering to a battery pack currently on the market only makes sense if you assume that once the orbo power cube is depleted you will need to get a new one from Steorn. Also, the 12 months warranty isn’t the problem. It is more than ok to offer a 12 month warranty, since the components in the orbo power cube isnt just the orbo power pack. It is a traditional lithium battery that is trickle charged by the orbo power pack. so unless steorn can source battery packs with more an a 12month warranty it would be business suicide to offer an infinite warranty. That said, lets say two months go by and it stops working. the likely scenario for the frugal gadget geek would be to break out the screw driver remove the lithium ion battery pack and replace it with something else. Since once could easily test if the orbo powerpack is still working by connecting the power leads from the ORBO power pack in the ORBO power cube to a volt/amp meter.

    Now the real problem I see with steorn is if all they have done is build an electret. Which according to some brief googling is a known thing that is used in microphones today. WHY DOESNT THIS ALREADY EXIST. What is it that steorn is doing that is unique enough to get a patent.

  • Sanjeev

    The deleted video is now on youtube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLyT8taxR4w

  • Bob Greenyer

    Indeed, my Brother uses the Piezo in his Nano Air Vehicle motor to harvest vibrational energy to re-charge the vehicles Lithium based cell.

  • Adam Lepczak

    Question to you guys: Based on the information and dissection of the Orbo, would it qualify to be called an overunity device – provided that i works?

    • ecatworld

      If it can be shown to produce more energy than is available from a battery or other chemical reaction, and if it can be shown not to be harvesting energy from the atmosphere (e.g. EM waves or ambient heat), then I think you might be able to call it overunity.

      • ecatworld

        OTOH, if it is storing a permanent electric field, then you might call it a type of energy storage.

    • Bob Greenyer

      The materials most likely to have been used are actively being researched across the globe for powering sensors and more, indeed, they have been doing just that in electret microphones since they were invented. I link to papers discussing this below – I got bored of cut and pasting as there were so many!

      Orbo is not a trivial thing to have achieved though – they must have spent a lot of time making the interesting property useful and manufacturable – which is commendable. They have made an idea a reality.

      In the video they say that most of the “protection” is the brand – and I’d wager that is the reality – I’d like to see if there is something they have done that is not derivative or obvious.

      The reality is though unless it works in a thermally controlled box ( ZERO temperature variation ) and one that is vibration and sound proof and also faraday cage in case they have an RF harvester, it is nothing more amazing than a good ambient energy harvester.

  • Bob Greenyer
    • BillH

      I’m not sure how this relates to Steorn, but it is none the less interesting, perhaps a new thread would be more appropriate. Harvesting energy from mechanical movement is not a new idea though, does anyone remember the self-winding watch? The devil as always will be in the detail and whether it can be done profitably. So far it is little more than an un-costed scientific investigation funded by the public purse.

  • Bob Greenyer

    hey – cheap Polyvinylidene fluoride Sheet – throw this between the rolled zinc and titanium sheets from e-bay and heat to over 170ºC in a highly electro-static field and cool.

    http://aidmer.en.alibaba.com/product/765217511-218296706/Polyvinylidene_fluoride_Sheet_PVDF_Sheet.html

  • Bob Greenyer

    I would use rolled zinc (TE = 32.5) and titanium (TE = 8.4) as the two dissimilar metals.

    http://www.azahner.com/images/therma.movement.gif

    you can get both cheaply off ebay

    http://goo.gl/lDJL65

    http://goo.gl/lgHT8o

  • Bob Greenyer

    My best guess after an hours research.

    Two dissimilar metal foils, I’d use those that are employed in TCs as a first guess – but maybe need a bit more research.

    Then I’d get some of this

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyvinylidene_fluoride

    from here

    http://goo.gl/GMGY5K

    warm.

    and then you would need a very high electrostatic field, you could use a vandergraph or tesla – but not so controllable. A neon sign transformer is much more manageable – but need to be careful, voltages can kill… apply over as short a distance and can be achieved without ionisation/dielectric breakdown and allow to cool.

  • Bob Greenyer
    • Sanjeev

      If its just an ambient energy harvesting device, then its nothing unusual, but chances of the product being real go up.
      Anyway, its easy to test, just change the ambient temperature and see any change in output.

      Frank may like to include it in his test protocol.

      • ecatworld

        Yes, I will do.

  • georgehants

    I have not checked everything on page so if this is just a repeat, sorry
    ——-
    From Vortex
    New video reveals internals of Orbo PowerCube
    http://dispatchesfromthefuture.com/2015/10/new_video_reveals_internals_of_orbo_powe.html

  • Bob Greenyer

    different video, this was linked to by an MFMP follower on our FB page this morning.

  • Zephir
  • Private Citizen

    The internal lithium battery will definitely degrade. Hope that part is replaceable.

  • Bob Greenyer

    Found a link to download of the pulled Orbo webinar recording – LOTS of juicy details

    https://www.facebook.com/MartinFleischmannMemorialProject/

    They wanted it viral!

    • Private Citizen

      Can’t hear the presenter, because of the loud fellow in the background. Shame.

    • SG

      Nice written summary here: http://dispatchesfromthefuture.com/

      • Bob Greenyer

        That is indeed a very good summary – thanks for sharing

        The do say “two dissimilar magnets” which should be “two dissimilar metals”