JOSH VETTER – My name is Josh Vetter and I am currently enrolled in Electrical Engineering at North Dakota State University. I am 22 years old and am attending my senior year of college. I have been a hobbyist and tinkerer my entire life, and as far as I am concerned, it’s not about to slow down. I was born in a smaller community town in northwestern North Dakota, and since then, the areas of science and machines have dominated my life. Growing up I tinkered with anything that moved or had wheels on it. I would use scrap items from around the house and old toys, take them apart, and build something new with them. However, all of my little “projects” had one requirement, they had to have wheels or be mobile. As I grew up, my “toys” and my tools grew up with me as they do with most people, and eventually I advanced to building my first electric go kart when I was 11 years old out of some old hospital bed motors, and a wooden crate. My father is not a tinker nor is mechanically minded, so I had very limited resources, and not much for guidance with technical issues. I was on my own for the most part with my projects and ideas and making them come to life. When I was a 6th grader, I got my first soldering iron for Christmas, and this was essentially the beginning of my electrical career.
Through middle school, I built various electric vehicles and began using metal frames instead of wood. One vehicle I am quite fond of, it has earned me a lot of attention is a vehicle I named the GreenMachine 2. It is a motorized LazyBoy chair consisting of mobility chair motors, 2 12 volt deep cycle batteries, a treadmill frame, electric scooter parts, and complete with all the standard features a car has. Throughout high school, I continued my hobbies, advancing in circuit construction and design. I figured out how to make handmade printed circuit boards, which I still do to this day. I’ve got a knack for visualizing the PCB layout in my head, inverting it, than drawing it out with pencil on a sheet of paper to use as a guide for the real thing. Then I sit down with a sharpie and a chunk of copper clad board and hand-draw all of the circuit traces. This is the method I use for all of my projects, which are all still handmade. I still attended other activities in high school such as band, steel drum band and jazz band. I have never been a sports player, or even remotely athletic for that matter. And when I had free time from all of that, my buddies and I would fix our cars together by going to the salvage yard to buy parts which we could barely afford. One thing I learned about cars from all of this is: they are cheaply built, they are clunky, and they haven’t fundamentally changed for 100 years.
Going to college, I was scared I would have to abandon my hobbies to work on school or because I don’t have the proper working areas anymore. While going to classes and doing homework, I manage to find tidbits of free time to tinker still, however, what I tinker with has become much more involved. During high school, I always had this crazy superstition I could get my gas go kart to run on water…I don’t know where I got this idea from but I always secretly wanted to do it. So in college, I began doing extensive research on whether this would be possible or not. Well what I found online seemed pretty hopeless across the board, so I began to think about how I would make my electric minibike have more torque and go faster without getting a new motor. And this is where my research into radiant energy, Tesla’s ideas, and battery charging began.
The past couple years, I have learned way more than I ever dreamed I would about electric machines, batteries, energy, and the reality of science. I have read through and experimented with Bedini’s concepts, rejuvenated batteries (which is incredibly amazing!), and rewound several DC motors to mimic Tesla’s dynamos. I have also played around with plasma ignition and attempted to put that on the go kart (which I still have trouble getting to work). The go kart is now water injected and gets a few hundred miles per gallon. I have tried building all kinds of different battery chargers, radiant and not, some working and some not. I am currently working on a project which will try and combine a few of these concepts by implementing them on an electric scooter, which will recover the counter-EMF from the motor and more than double its output speed and run time. This is an incredibly exciting field! It has almost become a lifestyle and makes college classes and labs seem pretty dull. I now sit in my engineering classes and think about how the machines or circuits we learn about could be different, more efficient or how they intentionally kill off the counter EMF. This field of research has been very eye-opening and I hope to be able to do something with this knowledge as a career someday.
Besides the fact I have been trying to go for 2 years now, I think I should be picked because I would like to further my education and research in this subject area. I have purchased quite a few lectures and videos from previous conferences and get so much out of each one of them. I am also looking forward to learning new things at this conference, and gathering all the new information the speakers will give this year. I have been following these conferences for a while now, and they seem to keep getting better, so now is the time to attend, in my final year of college. I have been financially responsible for my college expenses and am going off student loans and funds I’ve made from summer jobs, so money is tight right now. This is the reason I did not attend the conference last year. To be one of the five lucky Electrical Engineering students would be a great honor.
In school, we have learned a lot of conventional methods. While there is merit in a lot of what we learn, I continue to notice that there seems to be more to the story. Through some of the videos and online research and some of my personal experiments, I know that there are many areas where conventional electronics and methods break down. I would love to go to this conference to further increase my knowledge on free energy devices and principles. I firmly believe that there are many problems in this world that can be fixed with the use of these devices. My brother has cerebral palsy and every seven years he needs to get a non-rechargeable battery replaced for a pump inside of him, which involves an invasive surgery. The last time he had the surgery, there were some complications that took a few days to get fixed and he will have to go through this again in six years. A free energy device would minimize the number of times he would need surgery.
Conventional batteries do not last as long as they should, in part because the loads are too electrically demanding, and the chargers aren’t doing their job. It does not make sense why we should just accept these inefficiencies in our systems. I see a lot of prehistoric methods being used and I would like to do my part to try and fix them. Based on the positive results I have gotten so far in my experiments and with some of my research on the internet, and your videos, I think this conference would help me turn the corner and give me a more well-rounded view on open-loop systems and principles. I am a hands-on thinker so having the opportunity to see some of these devices in person and talk to the inventors and great thinkers in free energy will be invaluable to me. This is not just a hobby for me, this is one of the greatest passions of my life.