My Setup so far, and Finally Under Vacuum!!!

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Thomas Henderson
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My Setup so far, and Finally Under Vacuum!!!

Post by Thomas Henderson » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:52 pm

So after a year of parts collecting, I have finally pumped down my "collection" of misfit parts. I have vacuum!!! I am about $2300 in so far (including another xray transformer), the most expensive parts so far were the chamber, and Turbo pump. The cheapest to my surprise were the gauges. I am surprised how cheap one can get gauges with a analog 0-10v output... most people just skim over them online preferring ones with screens, but with a micro controller and a cool surplus display one can make an epic measurement system (real case coming soon) the Granville-Phillips 343 is my fav of the two, because the output is linear. I have managed to offset most of my project costs so far by actually renting out some of my parts to a local company who works with vacuum. people seem to love Turbo pumps <3
I feel it will still be awhile before I can start making neutrons, as I have a lot to work out on the HV side of things (and a garage to finish building), but this gets me started with all the vacuum fun I want to do.
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