Vacuum Chamber Construction

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Re: Vacuum Chamber Construction

Post by Nicolas Krause » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:13 am

I've now completed machining of the ports for the vacuum chamber. Up next is an order to lds vacuum for the remaining parts I need and some practice welding.
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Re: Vacuum Chamber Construction

Post by ian_krase » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:05 am

That is a lot of holes.

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Re: Vacuum Chamber Construction

Post by Richard Hull » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:49 pm

I mentioned that before above....An awfully hole filled chamber. Lots of CF stubs and lots of blank offs unless you are shooting for ion guns aplenty. At least he won't be at a loss for hassle free "add ons", if needed, in future.

On page two Nicolas gives a full, optimistic, listing of what is planned for each port. Until they are all in place, that means blank offs during early work.

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Re: Vacuum Chamber Construction

Post by ian_krase » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:59 am

In the excellent but extremely grognardy and complicated Kerbal Space Program mod KSP Interstellar, we see this fusion reactor, which appears to be a fusor-type reactor with ion guns.

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This makes me think of it.

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Re: Vacuum Chamber Construction

Post by Nicolas Krause » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:35 am

While I source the final vacuum components for my chamber I figured I could work a bit on the pressure sensor. I've got a vacuum thermocouple gauge, and a spare Tiva C series board lying around. I figured I would use one to monitor the other, I've been planning on picking up Forth for awhile and this seemed like a good project to start with. Mecrisp is a publicly available version that supports my board so I'm working on getting a connection made to the board.
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