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by chad ramey
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: I'm back, and fusing
Replies: 5
Views: 3113

Re: I'm back, and fusing

Thanks for sharing, that is very interesting to hear! I've chatted with Peter Schmelcher in the past about his designs for a 3D printed Claymount connector for these and even got his STL files so I can print one and experiment but I haven't had time to actually get around to it yet. Based off of my ...
by chad ramey
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: I'm back, and fusing
Replies: 5
Views: 3113

Re: I'm back, and fusing

Hi Liam,

First of all, congrats and welcome back!

As a fellow owner of one of the ebay Spellman DXM70N600 supplies, I am curious about how you are connecting from the supply to your feed through. Could you provide some details about how you're physically plugging into the supply?

Thanks!
-Chad
by chad ramey
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Basic plan for a demo fusor
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Basic plan for a demo fusor

Julian, As far as the schematic is concerned, it looks like you have most of the major components accounted for. You however might want to include a high voltage feed-through (so you can feed the voltage into the chamber while keeping the chamber grounded) and a view port (so you can see what is goi...
by chad ramey
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Worlds smallest Fusor.
Replies: 17
Views: 5545

Re: Worlds smallest Fusor.

Looks great! Made any neutrons from it yet?

-Chad
by chad ramey
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: No news is no news.
Replies: 21
Views: 10250

Re: No news is no news.

<r>I was really happy to catch wind of some of EMC squared's latest work while I was at NASA JSC. I met several times with a few of the guys from the EP division (the group that researches advanced propulsion technologies, most recently famed for Sonny's space warp field drive <URL url="http://news....
by chad ramey
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Electrolysis by reversible PEM cell (credit to Michal Racko)
Replies: 1
Views: 1282

Re: Electrolysis by reversible PEM cell (credit to Michal Racko)

<r>Jack, <br/> <br/> You might consider looking into platinum coated nickel wire. Doug Coulter used to run an electrolysis setup with it and was able to produce enough deuterium for a decent amount of fusion. <br/> <br/> This is were Doug buys his:<br/> <URL url="http://www.scitoyscatalog.com/mm5/me...
by chad ramey
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum Flange Dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: Vacuum Flange Dimensions

Kurt J Lesker's website has many CAD drawings available for most standard flanges.

-Chad
by chad ramey
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: First demo fusor vacuum pump
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Re: First demo fusor vacuum pump

<t>James,<br/> <br/> Take a look through the vacuum FAQs. Lots of new people come on the forum and ask questions about these same pumps and frankly, always get the same answer. So, I highly recommend looking through other posts to find the wealth of knowledge that is really stored on this site. <br/...
by chad ramey
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fine progress for ITER.
Replies: 30
Views: 10869

Re: Fine progress for ITER.

<t>I'd perhaps like to throw in my "two cents" as they say..<br/> <br/> I think the best argument for amateur small-scale fusion efforts is that they are quick and nimble. I can wake up with a new idea for IEC fusion, walk down to my garage, and test the idea out. If the idea happens to be really ta...
by chad ramey
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Rudimentary Accelerator Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Re: Archived - Rudimentary Accelerator Setup

<t>Congrats! Quite a nice step in the right direction and I'm sure a confidence booster. Before going straight to a D-D (I'm assuming beam on beam) you might want to try a beam on target system with a deuterium beam to a titanium target. Ti stores deuterium fairly well so you could use it to absorb ...