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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Batch of New Parts

September 5, 2014 at 11:02 pm

It’s been quite a while since my last post, but lots of new parts.  All the main parts (pumps, chamber, power supply, deuterium, neutron detection system) have either arrived or are ordered, meaning that all that is left are some small parts which are mostly on the way too.  Everything […]

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 […]

Parts Arrived!

July 19, 2014 at 6:52 pm

It’s been too long since my last post – the work involved in fundraising leaves little time! However, since the last post, quite an amount of funds have been raised (post on that coming) and I’ve started buying parts.  Those that have arrived so far are the PEM cell, a […]

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 […]

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 […]