Salutations from Birmingham

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Virginia Cobbs
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Salutations from Birmingham

Post by Virginia Cobbs » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:34 am

I'm just a kid from Birmingham, Alabama (not the UK, sadly) with an interest in building a fusion reactor. I came across this site after watching Jamie Edward's TED talk and figured I'd give fusion a try myself. Ultimately, I want to experiment a bit with the WB-6 reactor type torus design, but of course that's just a thought and the goal at the moment is to build a classic Farnsworth-Hirsch type fusor.

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Re: Salutations from Birmingham

Post by Rex Allers » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:24 pm

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Rich Feldman
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Re: Salutations from Birmingham

Post by Rich Feldman » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:38 pm

Welcome, Virginia. We could use more girls here. :-)

Please don't be put off by people citing the username rule. Somebody has to do it, and Rex offers technical guidance.
In fact I do my share of citing rules to noobs. My first day at this forum, a long time ago, was as "klugesmith".

Your personal introduction, as a first post, puts you ahead of most of the pack. Hope you stay in touch.
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Re: Salutations from Birmingham

Post by Jackson Oswalt » Fri May 04, 2018 12:28 am

What's unfortunate about not living in the UK? Taylor Wilson and I are both from the US. In fact, his old state, Arkansas, is minutes away from me.

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