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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WOW! So many half baked pseudo scientific ideas here, to reply to one of the latest; Silver does NOT have zero resistance. Super conductivity is now established well above -273C with the use of ceramic conductors. Even with this the case ANY motion will stop eventually and very quickly if a load (drag) is attached to it. That said I'm selling plans of a trepanning machine for only $10 and I think some of you are in dire need of one.
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Megan, as an engineer, I'm smart enough to spot a scam that violates the laws of physics and does so with a ridiculous website. I have seen the plans. They are posted in these comments. If you want to waste your time with an experiment, go head. I'm written many, many times on how this "machine" can't even be built.
Where are these "plans" you speak of Chris here on these posts? I have only seen what are so called patents
The real scam is giving $10,000 tax deduction Volt when the averge income of a Volt buyes is $174,000. I have plans for electric pickup trucks. Start with chevy or ford with a 350 turbo diesl. Mount the bigest generator behind the trasmison. Mount high horse powered electic motors on each wheel and all electric the bed of the truck an at least a 500 lb forklift battery. The trains have been doing this way for years
Chris, you are right about Hojo Motor; it is a scam. Go ahead and pat yourself on the back and relish that warm, fuzzy feeling you get from knowing that one more person agrees with you on that point. I know that feeling right and being agreed with is important to you. One doesn't keep a blog if that isn't the case. Now, as for the rest of your thoroughly entrenched and militant views: while I agree that Hojo is a scam (a fact obvious to any lucid mind,) your opinion of the impossibility of exotic free energy as a whole is woefully pedestrian. Now I know you've studied and practiced in your field for years, and I do not intend to argue your knowledge of the mechanics of the sphere within which you are experienced. Unfortunately; that selfsame fact has bastioned you within the same cloister as the doctor, who when delivering a baby decides - from his decades of personal experience - that despite aeons of evolutionary fine-tuning, the woman is incapable of delivering her child, and the only rational course is to carve her living body and rend the fetus from her womb. I know you are blind to this, but such is the nature of the thing. I ask you to cultivate perspective. In mere centuries, our cumulative knowledge of our world has been overturned, several times over. Are you truly so arrogant to think that we have reached the acme of awareness? That we stand atop Olympus? Are you so threatened by change that you will defy elucidation at every turn? Even as I write, I realize that such is likely the case. I am addressing a witchhunter. Maybe someone else who has tolerated my verbosity to this point will decide to cling not to faith, but to critical awareness. To curious minds, I encourage you: when someone like Chris or his ilk condescend to admonish you with some such knee-jerk catch-phrase as "If you're too open-minded, your brains will fall out," respond "Yes, but old ideas grow stale like bread, and the brain will atrophy like any other disused muscle." Forums like this are the front-line of the status quo, and people like Chris are foot soldiers for the incumbent. It would be delusional to suggest that they are part of some shadowy, organized network, but it would be so also to think that they are anything less than wholly devoted to their cause. Stay curious. Great minds like Tesla have blazed trails that have been all but lost - sadly; history is authored by the victor. Oh, and try not to fall the edge of the earth on your way to the library.
Chris, I again ask you, please....where are the plans for this Hojo motor? I do not want to waste my time to build it, but I would like to see what the scammmers are up to. You mention above the plans are here on this blog......I have looked it ove from page 1 to page 7 and I must have missed it. Just kindly tell me the page number and I will look again, Thank you
What about the part on the hojo motor website that gives you a 60 day money back if your not happy with the plans? But you guys are right- if it was only a 50 dollar purchase and less than 100 dollars at your local hardware store and 2 days putting together, then I would have to say ALOT of people like me, would be building them and selling them for an extra buck. I cant even find em even on eBay.. lol just the plans lol for 15 bucks lol.... Soooooo. I'm confused if this thing is just too hard to build or just plain fake. Is the website sending ANY plans out or are they just take'n your money- which is illegal and would be shut down within the first couple of months at most. From what I understand the website has been up for longer than that and is make'n legitimate money... Soooooo............? wtf guys?????? I don't care that if "in theory" it doesn't work cuz new shit is made every year that "in theory" shouldn't work so don't go on about that. Fuck- we went to the moon... Right......... or did we
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Randy, Sorry it took awhile, I had to search through the comments too. It's in one of the comments, but here is the link that was posted: I downloaded them with success (hopefully I didnt also catch a virus). Can't wait to hear your thoughts.
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John, I love the "smugness" of your comment. But please point out where I state my "opinion of the impossibility of exotic free energy" which you say "woefully pedestrian". Sure, free energy machines are impossible according the the existing laws of physics. But those can always change. As I stated in our post "<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Why perpetual motion free energy devices don't work</a>" (notice how I didn't use "can't work"): <blockquote>Hopefully you now understand why perpetual motions machines won’t work according to the existing laws of thermodynamics. Could the future change and could dark energy provide unlimited power? Sure it can, but until then, machines will never operate perpetually, much less create free energy.</blockquote> In that post, I reference a true expert in the field who ranks undiscovered scientific findings according to their levels of impossibility. I would agree with that expert (Michio Kaku) that energy machines that debunk the first and second law of thermodynamics would be a class 3 impossibility. I assure you that there aren't many people more scientifically curious or hopeful than myself. So congrats on your attempt at writing an entertaining comment attacking me on my lack of scientific curiosity, but you couldnt be more wrong. You think I spend my free time researching energy issues and writing blog posts to educate the public on how to save energy in their daily lives because I lack curiosity? Please don't pat yourself on the back.
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If you buy the plans I'm sure you will get a PDF with something that they claim you can build, but you wont be able to. I'm tired of arguing with folks. If you don't want to follow my advice, buy the plans. Good luck trying to get your money back. Of course you can just follow this link that someone posted in one of the comments:


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