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This is a holding post for all who have photos taken of any type from this event.
Please.... If you took some photos at the event place your photos in this thread as a rolling series of photo responses.
Thanks for your input.

Friday night went well we had a total of 13 people show up for the evening get together. It was lightly raining most of the day. No downpours.
I ran the fusor for all to see to 1.3 mega n/s! More typically show up on Saturday. Frank Sanns demonstrated his giant van de Graff generator to much amusement and laughter as all took hits or jolts from the large terminal.

Last persons left at midnight.

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One photo showing Richard burning a wood target with a 1W blue laser diode.

What started as a mild rain cleared up to be a partly sunny day. But people came prepared in rain gear.
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Looks like a fun time is being had by all!!

Wish I was there....
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Great T-Shirt.

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Updated the previous post and added more photos: Richard at the console
T.R. showing off mineral specimens under a black light
Dr. Dunn demo'ing a tiny musical Tesla coil.
Richard demo'ing an induction coil cigar lighter.
A rare treat of seeing Jupiter in the night sky

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This is the official report with my photos from HEAS #33.

We had 50 signed up to attend, but with overly dire predictions from the weather people, we actually had about 18 cancellations and 32 people showed up for what turned out to be a real blast.

Frank Sanns Arrived Thursday evening and we had dinner together and chatted about many topics.


Friday: A very light drizzle most of the day. Andrew Robinson arrived around 2 PM and by Dinner time we had 6 folks in the lab. We adjourned for the evening meal and had a great steak meal at Texas Roadhouse. When we arrived at the lab after dinner, about 10 more people were there. This nice little gathering of 16 folks was treated to the running of my fusor V and a demo of my laser. Much discussion and small demos went on until I chased everyone out of the lab around midnight.

Saturday: Awoke to a light rain. Went to breakfast with Frank and the Harrills. Upon returning around 10AM, the rain had stopped. My yard was full of people buying and selling stuff. The event was on! It had just stopped raining and not one drop would fall the rest of the day. The sun was out at about 11AM. The yard sale of scientific goodies never really stopped as the weather was beautiful. The temperature was around 72 degrees.
I demoed my fusor around 3PM to about 18 of the 32 attendees. We went to an early dinner around 4PM back at the Texas Roadhouse. The talks and demos began around 7PM. The sky was a clear as a bell!

Tom Leary gave a great demo and talked about how he grew sulphur and copper acetate crystals. He also used my black light to show his fluorescent minerals. Kevin Dunn demoed his tiny Tesla coil which also had an audio input. He used a digital recording device pre-loaded with music to play through the Tesla coil arc brush discharge. Richard then talked about the type of people who show up at fusor.net and some common characteristics seen in them. He also demonstrated his 1 watt blue burning laser.
Around 10 PM fusor V ran for all with detailed explanations of each item used in the fusion process. Frank Sanns timed the process for speed to fusion from a dead and cold start with the system at atmosphere. It turns out that this was the best run in the history of fusor V.... see results below.

Finally, around midnight, we took advantage of the clear sky and Richard pulled out his 4-inch refractor telescope and everyone got to look at Jupiter and its 4 moons as well as Mars. Discussions in the lab continued until the last folks left around 2:30 AM Sunday morning.

All in all, a fabulous event. Fun was had by all.

Data on fusor V's superlative run Saturday evening:

Timed start from atmosphere in dead system until max fusion and full dead shut down.
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Start fore pump : T=zero
Foreline down to under 10 microns: T= 31 sec
Open all vacuum valves to turbo and fusor and start turbo: T= 49 sec
Turbo pump up to full speed and chamber in the 10e-4 torr vacuum range : T= 3min 45 sec
Neutrons, and thus, fusion produced : T= 5min 24 sec
First timed neutron count : T= 8min 15 sec TIER 418,200 n/s
Final peak neutron count : T= 18 min 7 sec (44.2kv @ 14.6ma, 14.6 microns, TIER = 1,502,100 n/s)
All pumps turned off, valves all off, foreline brought up to air. : T= 21min 34 sec
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What a well condition fusor can do!

Now for my photos with text. Click to enlarge.

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Come on guys! I saw lots of pictures being taken! Put some of your photos up here.

Meanwhile, Tim Raney took a couple of photos. Here they are.

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It is only natural to show your goodies purchased at any HEAS event. Here is most of what I bought.

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Now are Dave, myself and Tim the only folks on fusor.net that took photos!!??
If you got 'em post 'em.

Update: After several hours of work, I did repair all 3 of those NIM modules that I purchased above!

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Here are some of the best thermal images I took of the Fusor in operation! Had a blast!
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John thanks for the IR images with temps listed!! Fabulous stuff! I notice at the lower temp during startup of 108 and 113 deg F there is easily seen uneven heating of the shell. This is most interesting. At max operation, the temps near 184 deg F are uniform, having lost that warm up hot spots.
Again this visual analysis is much appreciated, and I am sure will be of great interest to all.

Any more images...Anyone??

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Sabra uploaded her video of the Fusor to YouTube so that I could link it here for you.
https://youtu.be/iK3gJIAERyc
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John, Please thank her for all of us here at fusor.net. It was a real treat! hope we can see you folks at HEAS #34 next year.

Sabra wins the award for the best continuously filmed startup from atmosphere to the running of this fusor in my step-by-step process with some explanation by me, all through the process, until fusion is done. It shows how more gas and voltage bring the fusion numbers up.

One will note this is at 10PM, (clock on wall),at night on the day of the event. Steve Roys bids me goodbye, but we still had about 13 people still in the lab who will witness the best fusor run ever.

Great video....the best yet in my mind.

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