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You are here: > Open Sourcing > ALME Motor > Plans

ALME Magnet Motor


The Achilles Ligeras Magnet Engine (ALME) is an all-magnet motor that was claimed to work last Summer.  The following page is to give access to the files that Archie has made available (for a small fee), which he used to build his second prototype, completed Feb. 19, 2009, which did not work (yet).

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Finished assembly, without magnets


ALME (Achilles Ligeras' Magnetic Engine)
The diagram is a simplification. The red signifies one polarity as seen by the magnet in proximity. The opposite polarity, of course, would be present on the opposite side.
NOTE: The prototype only ran counterclockwise, not clockwise as is being depicted in the animated gif above.

Inventor, Achilles ("Archie") Ligeras, who resides in New York, claims to have built a working prototype that demonstrate his original concept of a motor driven by magnets only, with no other input. A conceptual animation of his design is shown to the right.

Achilles claims that his working prototype achieved a rotation speed of approximately 1500 rpm for fifteen minutes, and ran continuously at a slower speed for about 48 hours. At the end of that run, the motor box housing was hot to the touch, but not too hot to touch. The heat was most likely a function of friction from the various rollers and bearings. He applied a Schwinn bike generator to generate a few watts of electricity. He also tried stopping the shaft wearing leather garden gloves, and said that it was quite hard to stop the rotation.

In the process of removing the housing from the motor in preparation for its photographing and videotaping, the device broke. A second, more professionally-machined prototype was completed Feb. 19, 2009, but unfortunately did not work. 

Achilles is now opening the plans to allow others to have access to perhaps be more successful than he has been in trying to get this design to work.

Achilles has agreed to distribute this in a quasi open source manner. He has chosen our site to be the official location for this project development by the world community. In open sourcing this idea, Achilles only asks that he receive a 6% royalty on any commercial development of the technology (whether plans, kits, or finished units), which royalty he will share with PES Network, Inc., which is coordinating this project.

Inventor Statement About Plans

On March 5, 2009, Achilles wrote:

The prototype is professional, but the laser fused composite parts and especially the bendable shaft, buckling top plates and moving side plates along with the non centered rollers and the critical sliders' delay at the change of the stroke, don't make the machine very professional! 

Some of the ALME's parts have to be upgraded to much stronger non magnetic materials and possibly at the end, if the two sticking points persist, I may need to change the 10 rotor magnets with 2 one-piece ones and possibly to even replace the 4 slider magnets with 4 cylidrical ones rotating at a vertical axis housing at both ends of the shafts.

The newer dual ALME is not much different in concept and overall dimensions than the original one, except that it is an interconnected dual one and it has an inner cam and a different top mounted sliding mechanism. The original one has been explained and depicted in the 2 posted animations and schematic. ALME's latest design has been greatly compromised in order to be easily videotaped and at the expense of it's sturdiness.

When I get free time I will further pursue ALME's development. 


Plans Download

At this stage, we are still seeking to validate the technology through at least one successful replication of the device.

If you are interested in accessing the various files and drawings that Archie used to build his second prototype, you may do so for a small fee ($50 USD) through the clickbank link below. There are nearly 50 MB containing 170 files, including jpg images, pdf drawings, AutoCAD files (.dwf, .dxf), CNC files (?), video files (.mov), supplier specs. A lot of these are redundant, presented in the various formats.  There may be one or two files inadvertently included from other projects in which Archie is involved.

Here are a couple of sample low-res images from the collection.

The above parts are defined in the various files included in these plans. The parts shown are the ones Archie had made for his replication shown above.

The above is a compressed version of the rotor drawing.

If you want to get access to download these plans, click here.

CD Purchase

If, instead of accessing these files for download, you would like them all on a CD, you may purchase that for $50.00 plus shipping.


The inventor, Achilles Ligeras, is donating his portion of the proceeds to the Greek Children's Fund, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. PES Network Inc.'s portion will be used to defray web expenses and administration costs, as well as promoting renewable energy. The Affiliates may use their portion as they deem fit.

Let us Know

If you have success in creating a working version of this concept, let us know so we can post your report on our site, which is publicly editable, like Wikipedia (uses the same program).

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Page composed by Sterling Allan Mar. 4, 2009
Last updated December 24, 2014
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