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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 […]

How the Fusor works

September 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

A Fusor works by making deuterium atoms fly towards each other in the middle of a stainless steel chamber.   Deuterium  is a gas that is very like hydrogen,  except that it has a neutron, I will explain this later.  A hollow, spherical  grid is placed in the centre of the chamber.  […]

Vacuum Chamber

September 9, 2013 at 8:45 pm

The vacuum chamber (approximate cost €400-1000) of the Fusor is where fusion takes place.  The chamber must be made of grade 306 stainless steel or higher. Between 100mm and 300mm is a good diameter for the chamber with between 150 mm and 200 mm being optimum, the chamber does not […]

Gas Line

September 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm

The gas line is basically the fuel supply line for the Fusor. It provides the deuterium atoms which fuse in the vacuum chamber in the form of deuterium gas. The equipment needed for the gas line is listed below.  Required pieces: – A tank or lecture bottle of deuterium – […]

Power Supply

September 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

 In the Fusor, a DC high voltage, low current supply is essential.  The voltage is used to create a massive potential difference between an inner grid placed inside the Fusor chamber and the chamber wall. The negative lead of a power supply is channelled through a feedthrough in one of […]