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 […]

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 […]