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by Nicolas Krause
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum Chamber Construction
Replies: 33
Views: 16198

Re: Vacuum Chamber Construction

Thanks for the tip John, I found a metal supermarket up here in Edmonton and picked up some 304 SS offcuts of about the same thickness as my chamber. Last night I was able to get setup and make some passes, the photo below shows some of my handiwork. I started on the right just passing the electrode...
by Nicolas Krause
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Is It A Farnsworth... or a Hirsch (redux)
Replies: 18
Views: 957

Re: Is It A Farnsworth... or a Hirsch (redux)

Thank you for all the wonderful photos Ed, do you recall the title of the book? I can't make it out from the photographs you've provided.
by Nicolas Krause
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum Chamber Construction
Replies: 33
Views: 16198

Re: Vacuum Chamber Construction

After completing another semester of school in Victoria, I'm now on an 8 month co-op in Edmonton. I've joined the local makerspace and setup my TIG welder for the first time tonight. I'm currently practicing on some scraps of steel I've got lying around, and boy do I need it! I'll probably keep prac...
by Nicolas Krause
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Discovery of fusion - Mark Oliphant - video interview
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Discovery of fusion - Mark Oliphant - video interview

Watching this clip I am reminded of a book I read a few years back, Big Science, it describes Ernest Lawrence and his obsession with building larger and larger cyclotrons. Due to his focus on building machines rather than performing science he missed a number of very important discoveries. The Jolio...
by Nicolas Krause
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Items wanted
Topic: CF 275 Half Nipple
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: CF 275 Half Nipple

Hi Joshua,

LDS Vacuum has them for 32$.
by Nicolas Krause
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Not good news about the lost links on the site
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: Not good news about the lost links on the site

I can confirm that some information has been backed up at the wayback machine. For example the following. In addition, there are some images, but it looks like trawling through the archives would be quite a bit of work.
by Nicolas Krause
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Site Issues: Please Cease and Desist
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Site Issues: Please Cease and Desist

Just wanted to post a little thank you for all the hard work that's being put in, this is a tremendous library of information and it clearly takes a lot of work to maintain. As a student hoping to learn and eventually fuse some atoms I really appreciate the time and effort that is volunteered to kee...
by Nicolas Krause
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: Python Simulation
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: Python Simulation

Hi Wyatt, The current simulation is incomplete, the plan is to calculate a very precise voltage field using a finite difference approximation (which takes a long time) and then use that voltage field as a reference for the rest of the simulation. That way you can do one large chunk of computation an...
by Nicolas Krause
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum Chamber Construction
Replies: 33
Views: 16198

Re: Vacuum Chamber Construction

Just a short update, I've managed to get the mecrisp-stellaris version of forth loaded onto my board and am now monkeying around with the language in my spare time!
by Nicolas Krause
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum Chamber Construction
Replies: 33
Views: 16198

Re: Vacuum Chamber Construction

I don't own a house unfortunately, I had planned on appropriating the dryer plugin in my parent's laundry room and running an extension cable outside through a window so I didn't have to worry about the fumes/gas. The welding machine I've bought is quite small and portable so it shouldn't cause too ...