OS:CLaNZer's Replication of the Hamel Spinner

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Directory:Sean CLaNZeR is one of the most gifted replicators of the various magnet motor concepts that get floated around. He has produced a few videos of his recent replication of the Directory:David Hamel Motor, a magnet motor design that John Bedini expands upon and explains in the most recent installment of Tom Bearden's series: Videos: Energy from the Vacuum series.

Sean's spinner entails 17 bar magnets (flat and square) around the circular perimeter of a ring, with north facing inward. When he places this ring over the top of a metal ball with a magnet washer attached to it, and gives that a little spin, it seems to keep spinning, though eventually it comes to a stop. In some video shots he shows the thing turning with one of the bar magnets in the ring removed.

While the present version Sean demonstrates does not show acceleration from magnet power alone, it does show maintained rotation to the point that the rate of deceleration is far slower than would be manifest without some kind of rotation assist to overcome the friction.

While not yet practical for producing useful power, this set-up seems to present proof positive that the all-magnet motor concept has merit.


The following videos were uploaded to YouTube with CLaNZeR's permission, originally posted at

CLaNZeR's Hamel Spinner 1

Here Sean holds the magnet ring by hand. In the later videos, he places the magnet ring on a stationary object to hold it still, to rule out the possibility that his hand motion could be what is contributing to the maintained rotation of the ball.


Intro statement: "Thanks to Project Camelot for creating a renewed interest. I received a few emails after Project Camelot showed John Bedini's version of the Hamel Spinner. I played with the Hamel Spinner a while ago, and there are pictures on my site. I did not video it back then, but have dragged it out after requests from people wanting to compare it. My Hamel Spinner uses Neodymium magnets, not Ceramics." (YouTube June 16, 2009)

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CLaNZeR's Hamel Spinner 2

Here Sean shows the magnet ring setting on top of some supports over a glass bowl. The ball and washer spin in the bottom of the bowl (not accelerating).


Sean's intro: "The marking on the magnet is just to show it turning -- not the polarity. 'Thought I would try a static setup. First the small ball with 1 magnet removed. Then the small ball with all the magnets in place." (YouTube June 16, 2009)

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CLaNZeR's Hamel Spinner 3

This one is similar to video 2 above, with the addition of a view under the table.


Sean's intro: "1) Please show under the table. 2) Leave 1 magnet removed and alter the height.... Both have been done in this video."(YouTube June 16, 2009)

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CLaNZeR's Hamel Spinner 4

Here Sean places the glass dish up-side-down, with the metal ball and washer inside the bowl, with the magnet ring on top of the bowl, to rule out the possibility that some kind of air hose was being used to contribute to the rotation of the metal ball and washer.


Sean's intro: "Had an email saying it was obvious I was using an air line to keep it spinning." (YouTube June 16, 2009)

Hamel Spinner (Camelot Footage)


(6.48 Minutes)

Project Camelot looks at John Bedini's magnetic motor - When Project Camelot met with George Green in April 2008, we had some fun playing with Bedini's tabletop magnetic motor (hamel Bedini spinner). We had just as much fun putting together a short 7 minute video showing its operation. We're fully aware that there's been a lot of comment about this on the Internet since it was first shown several years ago at a UFO conference. (YouTube April 16, 2008) - George Green's magnetic motor

Resource Material

Conclusions / Instructions by Sean

On June 16, 2009 3:27 PM, Sean wrote:

All the Fruit Bowl videos had the magnet+ball bearing (Pinball) span by hand first and then the gate placed over the top.

My conclusion as stated elsewhere is that I think it is a nice low friction bearing.

I showed on the first few videos that it eventually stopped and the 4th was cut short, because I was bored of filming to prove to sceptics that I was not using a airline etc etc.

I think my track record will show anyone out there that I am not in this OU search for playing foolish pranks and trying to con people. I just want to prove if people claims work or do not by building.

The day I see a self runner, then you will see fireworks and info put out everywhere. But till then I will show it as it is.

The Hamel/Bedini spinner does have something strange about it as anyone who has tried a static setup will tell you, as indeed it does come to a halt but it seems to blip and accelerate at certain points if you watch it close enough.

This little experiment is easy for anyone to try, so rather than be a sofa experimenter. Go splash out very litle money and have a go.

1 Ring magnet

1 Pinball

12/13 magnets taped around a piece of PVC drainpipe.

Then vary the height for the static setup and spin it up.

CLaNZeR's Pages - Sean describes his Hamel set-up. - Update of Hamel set-up, using

Related Sites

The motor comes from John Bedini from this page.

On his site, Sean writes:

David Hamel ... has been milling around for a few years now and most sites that played with his ideas have not been updated since 1999. For the full low down on David Hamel and pictures of him with the Hamel Spinner check out

To save me [go]ing on about who, what and where. Please check the links below that are all related to the Bedini Hamel Spinner:


Gravity, Magnetism and Electricity combined

On June 17, 2009 12:18 AM Mountain, John Bedini wrote:

I guess you have all missed the point of the gate. What does that indictor show you? If you build it right and cause it to fall at the right time, the speed will increase and spin faster, then it falls again and repeats again.

Gravity is the next step to keep it going. You need to read the book on Hamel then you will understand the butterfly effect. The missing magnet means nothing.

Don't forget the gate has two sides so it is indicating something you can't see. If you see what it is showing you then you will know what a magnet is and how the quadrants work.

The Three forces

- Gravity

- Magnetism

- Electricity

They all work together.

Hamel spinner accelerates

On June 17, 2009 11:06 AM Mountain, John Bedini posted the following written by crowekri (original date and source not given, but it is probably around a decade old):

I would like to thank Jerry for all his hard work on KeelyNet, I am very appreciative for all the information available [there].

I have been toying around with the Hamel spinner. First I fashioned a Bedini style gate and played around with it. Very cool, that little ball and magnet spinning all over the tabletop. I must say as I played with this assembly (which I made from a couple of $ worth of magnets and a plastic ashtray) I was convinced that this has definite potential, something about it is very inspiring to me. Anyway so I did some more reading on Hamel and his ideas and with a little more knowledge was ready to experiment.

...I came across some refrigerator magnets and I started thinking about the "spinner" again. So last night I dug out the magnets, made a bigger gate and started spinning. Still makes me feel like a kid. I then set up the gate on a glass vase (5"dia 6.5" length) so that there would be minimal if not zero interference from my hands. After putting the ball/magnet part under glass I watched as it slowly began to rotate then build speed and bang against the vase walls to stop. Now by slowly sliding the vase as to keep the ball/magnet centered I was able to build up some pretty good speed and keep it going continuously. Now the next thing could have a very simple explanation but still.... as the ball/magnet was dancing(as I've come to describe it) away under the glass vase my daughter was playing with my smaller gate and a top magnet. She's gotten pretty good at keeping the top dancing so it had a little momentum too. Well all of a sudden her top jumps about 15" and slams into MY gate on top of the vase and ZZZZZZZZ big sparks!!!

Somebody else needs to try this unfortunately I have been unable to duplicate this I have no idea of the rpm's of either the ball/magnet or the top other than fast.

Most likely explanation: sparks were created by friction (like striking flint to light a fire) More intriguing explanation: something like discharging a capacitor.

See also

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Latest / There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Classifieds: Sean (CLaNZeR) Offering Custom CNC Milling Services - In response to my article, Career opportunities abound in free energy, master replicator, Sean (CLaNZeR) from the U.K. is putting out feelers to see about offering his professional services to build other people's prototypes or kits as a career. Let him know if you are one who would like to take him up on this, as he may be freed up in the next couple of months to start doing this. (PESWiki November 20, 2010)

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