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Delay

April 8, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Short post for today guys. The crowd funding campaign was not launched yesterday (Monday).  It’s down to the fact that it just simply wasn’t possible to have all the press and media organized at the short notice that I gave my school when I asked for a press launch, it’s entirely […]

Launch Date

April 3, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Exciting news! I was going to launch the crowd funding last night (Wednesday), but after a suggestion from my Dad, I decided against it, opting for a school launch instead.  Today, a meeting between myself and Mr. Hannon was organized for tomorrow.  He said that there should be no problem […]

Sub-Critical Reactor

March 30, 2014 at 7:33 pm

For those of you who read my last post, you’ll have seen that I mentioned sub-critical reactors.   A sub-critical reactor is a fission reactor that maintains sub-criticality.  This means that the fuel (thorium), never has enough mass to maintain its own fission reaction; It needs an outside neutron source to […]

Plans For The Fusor

March 29, 2014 at 10:17 am

Some readers may be wondering what is my proposed purpose for the Fusor.  Well, there are three of these. It’s like climbing Mount Everest.  A good number of people have climbed Mount Everest before and people still do, the same is true for the Fusor.  Climbing Mount Everest will most […]

Pricing And Good News

March 22, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Tonight, I did a review of the costs for the Fusor.  I went over all the current costs I had set (on the equipment pages) and added it all up. I priced each object with a minimum cost and a maximum that I would be willing to spend.  When I […]

Funding

March 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Today’s post is a quick update on the funding situation. I have decided that to raise money for the Fusor, I am going to use three different approaches.  First, I’m going to have a crowd funding drive, which I’ve been mentioning quite a bit.  Second, I plan to establish an […]

Oscilloscope

March 4, 2014 at 8:08 pm

As promised, here are the pictures of the oscilloscope which was donated to the Fusor by Richard Tarr.   It is a 20 MHz, twin channel, Kikusui COS5020 ‘scope. At the moment I have no probe to use with it, but it powers on and appears to be in full […]

Visit To Cork

February 27, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Last week, I went on a trip to Cork, while there, I acquired an oscilloscope and visited Dr. Patrick McCarthy of UCC. Dr. McCarthy took me into his office and showed me around his lab for a few hours and I talked to him for a bit about my plans […]

Supporters

September 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm

So far, a number of people have graciously agreed to support my project and advise on different topics, these people will be helping me as I begin to build my Fusor. An especially big thank-you is due to my Uncle Tommie – listed below – who has helped me with […]

Instrumentation, gauges and other items

September 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm

There are a number of different types of instruments and gauges required to provide various measurements and counts in a Fusor along with a few other things.   Instruments and gauges needed: – Pressure gauges – Neutron detector – Oscilloscope – X-ray radiation detector – Safety: lead shielding – X-ray […]