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Archived - HEAS 2010 - General Images

Post by Richard Hull » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:52 pm

Well the event is over.. Whew!

The facts....

We had 18 folks show up Friday evening and a total of 56 souls attended on Saturday. Of the total, we had 25 folks in the group that were Fusor folks or who are lurkers on fusor.net with interests in fusion. This is the largest conclave of fusor.net folks and amateur fusor builders ever assembled in the world! It just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Robert Tubbs and Tyler Chritensen were the farthest traveled attendees (Washington State) with Californian Jon Rosentstiel a close second. Frank Sanns (Pennsylvania)A) was the man who showed up with the coolest toy while Cameron Prince, (Alabama), showed up with the biggest and most dangerous toy. Larry Adams (VA, HEAS memeber) showed up with the loudest toy.

I nursed my fusor to a new record with plenty of fusor savy witnesses on Both Friday and Saturday. (The old record was 1.13 million n/s)

Friday evening I hit 1.25 million neutrons per second and on Saturday, just as the "Perfesser" arrived, I hit 1.46 million per second, isotropic.

Jon Rosenstiel had his new 6LiI (Eu) doped neutron scintillator and Frank Sanns had his fabulous and ultra-expensive Thermo, super He3 tube hand held with a full gamma spec. All these roared to life as Fusor IV clicked into new record territory. The general spec for the max run was D2 pressure of 16 microns, 43.7kv applied with 9.5ma of current pushing things along. All in attendance will attest to the fabulous stability of fusor IV over every run. Not one flicker. Just a frozen flawless star with continuous fusion.

A record cold, dead, umpumped fusor- to - full fusion at the 250K n/s startup time of 12 minutes was achieved based of Chad Ramey's camera clock as he filmed from startup. Most of this time was the diff pump heating. Another 15 minutes was needed for nurse the device to over the mega-mark.

Many new faces were seen on the fusor side along with many old ones returning for the fifth and sixth time.

The flea market was fabulous with much gear and money changing hands. Carl, Robert Tubbs and I shut the lab doors around 2:00AM Sunday morning. As many as 12 people were still there at midnight and beyond.

"Arczilla" was shown by Cameron Prince of Alabama. This was a giant jacob's ladder consuming over 8000 watts and lit up my entire neighborhood at night. It blew my 40 amp 240 volt breaker several times. Any photos of Arczilla?

Naturally, there was a dual Tesla coil system shown in operation. One of the two coils burned up, but quick thinking saw the remaining coil working the rest of the time.

Large Adams had his two large marx generators with pistol shot and shotgun blast arcs exploding across a large gap.

I am attaching a photo of just the fusion folks. We had so many fusioneers that we can no longer pose next to fusor IV as in the past, but are seen outside the lab.

Left to right...........

Tim Koeth, Jack Spear, Charles Melvin, Q, Richard Hull, Tyler Christensen, th' Perfesser (Paul Schatskin), Bill Fain, Dave Rosignoli, Carl Willis, Ben Barlett, Jon Rosenstiel, Chad Ramey, Frank Sanns, Robert Tubbs, Steven Shaw, Issac Shomer. Missing from the image are Eric Stroud and several other fusor.net folks who either had left or were not present at the time the crowd was asked to gather for the picture.

The talks were all great during the evening. Tim Koeth talked about the Cyclotron group and project, Bill Kolb gave a talk on his magnetic impulse gun using several sequentially fired camera strobe boards into serial coils along a small tube. Carl Willis spoke about his Chernobyl trip, Kevin Dunn spoke about Caveman Chemistry, Ben Barlett talked about his effort at showing the ion source improvement of fusor performance and I talked about the fusor history. Chad Ramey and Steven Shaw spoke about their efforts to secure funding for fusion energy coupled with water purification in areas of the world where both energy and clean water are scarce.

I am sorry for any omissions.

Please help me with any errors and I will correct this posting.

Also, I expect and demand more images that were promised to be posted here by other who were constantly shooting images. Pile on guys!!! We need more images of the fusor, the star, people, the flea market, etc. Get stuff in this posting by replying....

Thanks to all who made the event special

Richard Hull
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Re: Archived - HEAS 2010

Post by Starfire » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:01 pm

Thank you Richard for sharing - to those of us far away it is appreciated and valued and keeps the bond alive.

This is indeed a valuable exchange and much respected.

Also a vote of thanks to all who attended.

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Re: Archived - HEAS 2010

Post by Tyler Christensen » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:14 pm

Had a great time at the event, thanks Richard and everyone who came who made it a great day!

To the right of Robert Tubbs is Steven Shaw, and the talk on water purification was given by Chad Ramey and Steven Shaw

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Re: Archived - HEAS 2010

Post by Frank Sanns » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:31 pm

#1 Flea Market
#2 Jon R and Bill Kolb
#3 Flea Market
#4 Lichtenberg figure demonstration
#5 Tim Raney thermoelectric demonstration

More later.

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Re: Archived - HEAS 2010

Post by Richard Hull » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:57 pm

Thanks Frank for the images. You are the first and only guy to supply images in your original "first photo - real time" posting and now, again, here. The flea market was vastly larger than shown as Frank depicted only a thin line of sellers, but you get the idea. I think there were about 20 vehicles that stuff was being sold out of.

I eagerly await the thousands of images taken by others amongst you who attended. I had both my still camera and video camera ready to go, but did not have the spare moment to just go into the house and fetch them. I was that absorbed and involved.

Folks left with a lot of images and video in addition to new stuff they bought at a good price and memories that are priceless.

Thanks also to Tyler for the name and information. I have updated the original posting to correct the errors/ omissions.

Richard Hull.
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Re: Archived - HEAS 2010

Post by ericstroud » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:19 am

Thanks Richard for another wonderful event. It was great seeing everyone and catching up again. I regret having to leave early this year, but I promise to have a table next year!

Some photos:

#1 - 180 degree panorama of the swap meet

#2 - My loot (roughly L to R): Cerrobend blocks, thanks Bill! A counter, an extremely rare 100W cesium vapor tube loaded with cesium, a high-intensity mercury vapor lamp, all thanks to Richard! Eight GE AR-1 argon bulbs, and some tiger stripe resistors

#3 - An amazing specimen offered by Bill Kolb

#4 - Beautiful toroids for sale

#5 - The Hope Emerald turned up in a box of parts. $5. My wife was very pleased.

#6 - A mass spectrometer for sale.

#7 - One more panoramic before heading out.

I'm inspired to get back into the lab! Kind regards,

Eric
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Re: Archived - HEAS 2010

Post by Richard Hull » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:55 pm

This was a fabulous display, Eric! Thanks for the images. Just the stuff I wish I had time to get. There has to be a lot more images out there. Bring 'em on guys.

No one photographed Arczilla? Got star images, etc?

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Re: Archived - HEAS 2010

Post by Jon Rosenstiel » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:19 pm

Richard,

I had a great time at HEAS 2010, perfect weather, awesome demos, great talks, and best of all, a room full of interesting and very intelligent people. What I like best about your HEAS meets is that no matter what one's background all it takes to get a conversation started is to mention one of three things: Arcs and sparks. Blowing things up. Fusion.

Thank you,
Jon Rosenstiel

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Re: Archived - HEAS 2010

Post by Richard Hull » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:23 pm

That's why we call my local group HEAS - (High Energy Amateur Science)....... No whimpy, green, soft, earthy sciences here....Just lots of stuff that goes bang in th' night or emits some sort of rays.

It is a magnet for real men and boys.......It's in the genetic makeup.

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Re: Archived - HEAS 2010

Post by Rich Feldman » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:12 pm

Richard Hull wrote:
> That's why we call my local group HEAS - (High Energy Amateur Science)....... No whimpy, green, soft, earthy sciences here....Just lots of stuff that goes bang in th' night or emits some sort of rays.
>
> It is a magnet for real men and boys.......It's in the genetic makeup.

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