Nearing Fusion

August 30, 2018 at 10:29 pm

Vacuum system – Complete Deuterium line – Complete Metering – Complete High Voltage line – Nearing Completion I expect to be fusing in the next few days, having spent today and yesterday preparing the high voltage line.  This involves stripping down RG-58 coaxial cable and attaching lugs and ground wires, […]

Inner Grid Construction

April 8, 2018 at 12:30 am

The vacuum system is fully hooked up, finito – Except that I’m waiting to hear back on the turbopump’s controller.  It wasn’t driving the turbo at all, but it’s just a case of plugging a cable in when it gets back.  The Fusor can even be run without the turbopump […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]