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At 1pm on Tuesday in Dublin, Steorn unveiled its first demonstration of its Orbo over-unity device running in public. Although ZDNet UK wasn't invited to the press conference beforehand, a reader who works very close to the demonstration site was there and sent us pictures and comment from the opening.
At the same time as the public demonstration began, Steorn started two live video streams and updated its website with more promotional material and some extra details of its developer programme. However, it has not as yet included any more substantive technical details of the underlying principle of operation — and, as we can see from the pictures, has left many key points unaddressed both on its website and in the demonstration.
There are two Steorn Orbo devices, presented on a clear plinth behind a ribbon. About the size of a domestic coffee machine, they are fashioned out of thick translucent plastic and contain a flywheel-like rotating device with coils around the periphery. A battery is connected via some electronics, and a micrometer appears to be coaxial with the shaft of the flywheel.
The battery is the large black and silver cylinder to the bottom left of the device, and is connected via the electronics and red cable to the internal mechanism. Because of the translucency of the plastic, the details of the mechanism aren't clear.