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Current Status #1

September 2, 2017 at 8:03 pm

An update on where the Fusor is at:   Nearly done, honestly.  A handful of jobs to do prior to completion.  Main ones:  I’ve to finish ordering deuterium, and arrange a high voltage power supply.  Once they’re here, they’ve to be installed and then I’m set to go.  I’ve got […]

JET Visit

August 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm

JET – Joint European Torus operates out of the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, CCFE in the U.K.  It’s between Cambridge and London. Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak, MAST, also operates out of CCFE.  It’s a huge campus and JET is the largest fusion experiment in the world.  Excluding perhaps the […]

Vacuum Gauge Data

July 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm

One of the main features of the Fusor is remote operation, or as close to that as is possible without a huge amount of extra work.  I should be able to operate the Fusor without having to reach in and physically adjust or observe anything directly i.e. operate it while […]

Faraday Cage

July 12, 2017 at 5:20 pm

The Faraday cage is almost complete.  Constructed from galvanised grid iron and 25mm angle iron.  The top and bottom grids are permanent, side grids are removable and 2 hinged doors are to be added on the front and back respectively.  When in use, the plan is that the Fusor cart […]

Welding

July 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Tried some welding today, MIG.  I’ve been making the Faraday cage with Dad, and he’s done the welding as he’s experienced at it, while I’ve done most of the cutting/grinding/drilling etc.  More about the Faraday cage and some pictures up soon.   I thought it was going to be quite […]

Irregular Gaskets

June 30, 2017 at 3:27 pm

I ran into a bit of trouble recently with an irregularly sized conflat port, still working through it: In pulling a vacuum in a chamber, it must be sealed from the surrounding atmosphere/air. Otherwise the outside air will keep rushing in (a leak) as the vacuum pump(s) work and there’ll […]

DIY Mass Flow Controller Interface

June 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm

When the Fusor is in operation, it’s useful to know how much deuterium is entering the chamber for data collection purposes. Having some control over this flow is vital for exact operation of the Fusor. This is where a mass flow controller comes in to play, which both measures and […]

Moving On Up

April 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Encouraging news guys!  It looks like I’ll be able to move the Fusor to the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).  There’s quite a ways to go yet, but I expect this to work out.   NUIG is the most convenient place for me, speaking in terms of distance to […]

Procrastination and Fusion Nation

March 23, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Here I am again, returned after another long absence.   I haven’t been writing/blogging recently due to two things, one fairly large reason and the other more of a petty obstacle, I’ll start with the latter.     I sat my Junior Certificate Mock exams from January 29th – February […]

Some News

January 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

I’m back from my 4+ month hiatus from updating this site…   A lot has happened since my last post (early September) and other than my Twitter, there’s been no mention of it on this site.  From now on, I’m going to focus on getting shorter, more frequent updates posted, […]