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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

More Parts And Funding Achieved!

August 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Great news – I received a donation last Friday which was enough to fulfil the funding goal of €10,000!  This is brilliant news as it means the Fusor build should be relatively smooth from here on.  Thanks again to every single person who has made this possible – all those […]

Visit To Trinity

August 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Last Wednesday (30/7/2014) I went to Trinity College Dublin to visit the Applied Physics research group there and made a presentation on the Fusor.  I organised the visit through Professor Igor Shvets (who has recently been elected to head of physics in Triniy) who was very gracious in allowing me […]

Funding To Date

July 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm