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by TerryJSaunders
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Introduction

Hey, welcome. An EE degree is a great choice even with a focus on plasma. There are numerous Paying applications to the science if you keep an open mind about your career goals. Getting comfortable in a machine shop and with a soldering iron are skills that will make you cash. Since all commercial f...
by TerryJSaunders
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello from New Hampshire
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: hello from New Hampshire

thanks. It is a great investment for sure. I never really got into welding, mostly did weld prep and finishing as an apprentice. I have a friend who works at Kimball Physics. They go nice work but out of my price range. I've known about fusors for years now. I looked into it after watching one of ro...
by TerryJSaunders
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Meditation on fusion
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: Meditation on fusion

Some issues I see with the fusion approach is that it still approaches fusion in a simple way. Fusion is not some static event that can be made to sit still and behave. We still use chemistry’s that still try to emulate population 3 stars-despite the fact that our planet circles a population 1 star....
by TerryJSaunders
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello from New Hampshire
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: hello from New Hampshire

Thank you. I'm going though a lot of the faq materials and seeing what I have on hand. I got my NRL Plasma book in this week. I don't think even my wire welder is useful for these projects. At work we use Aro air driven diaphragm pumps and 6 gallon lobster pot to act as a catch chamber for vacuum fi...
by TerryJSaunders
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello from New Hampshire
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: hello from New Hampshire

I am planning on building a basic fusor. I have worked with Plasma cleaning chambers and induction furnaces but have never built one myself. The fusor looks like an ideal project to get experience building High voltage and vacuum devices. I have a few old ac units and microwaves to scavenge componen...
by TerryJSaunders
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello from New Hampshire
Replies: 5
Views: 944

hello from New Hampshire

My name is Terry Saunders. I work as a machinist and am a Mechanical Designer researching reactors for space flight. Most of what I have done so far is theoretical study. I will come up with an idea and try to find similar research. I usually find enough information to piece together what I was miss...