As those interested enough in alternative energy to find this article may know, plans for building a do-it
yourself magnet motor based on the invention by Howard Johnson are being sold on the web. It may be
complicated to review the hojo motor, given the range of plans out there range from real to scam, and howard johnson motor marketing varies from reliable to hype. It must be said that many of the plans being sold are bogus,
not because the Hoj M. concept is a scam, but because in the interests of making a fast buck, many
vendors have made phony, exaggerated claims and taken other license with the truth.
Let’s first understand that the energy generated by a hojjo motoor is real, but the promoters of scam plans
make it sound like the power is limitless, or that issues regarding the efficiency or ‘self-sustaining’ aspects
of the technology are all resolved. That is not the case, for while Howard Johnson managed to obtain
three patents on his designs (which prove the realistic application of his long and dedicated study of this
energy source), all refinements to the hojor motor were not completed at the time of his death. The
invention was not fully developed, and still experimental in many details–that’s why the hj Mtr plans
are called plans, after all.
The real reason Johnson wanted the hojo motor plans to be available was to do an end run around the
Big Energy establishment, who would have used their muscle and government connections to suppress
the technology, had it been pursued in the traditional fashion. For those unaware, when somebody creates
a new invention that will replace a multi-billion industry, Big Business responds by creating massive
negative propaganda to get the product removed from the marketplace, or otherwise blocked from mass
commercial distribution. In the US, the campaign includes getting the bureaucracy to effectively shut down
advertising of the product, by saying it violates FDA or FTC rulings.
The way around this crony-corporate shut down gestapo was to release the plan information (similar to the
way some software is distributed as ‘open source’), so the data falls purely under free speech, instead of
commercial advertising (which can be censored). This allows devices like the h.M to reach the
public without being silenced, and makes it easier for people to further tweak the technology without
obsatcles. But the H.M plan was not primarily intended to be turned into a commercial enterprise in
itself, or to be called the final version of magnet motor engineering.
The hojo motor scammers will not mention these details, and instead will push their untested variations of
the plans (which did not go through the hundreds of hours of rigorous testing that Johnson’s did). The
result is a situation where some people are buying ‘tweak’ plans that aren’t verified to work, as opposed to
the patented concepts behind the original hjo plans. Some people suggest these scammers are
deliberately working for the utility companies, and are trying to discredit the H–M from the inside by
hawking “poison pill” versions of the plans. Whatever their motive, don’t fall for it! Only order genuine
Howard Johnson H.M plans.