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Subject: Idea - Cheap Pressure Gauge
Date: Jul 20, 2:37 pm
Poster: Clay Codner

On Jul 20, 2:37 pm, Clay Codner wrote:

Idea - what if some highly skilled amateur device maker (a.k.a. not me) were to create a feedthrough with a small piezoelectric device (damn it Jim, I'm an engineer, not an English major)that formed a bridge between the fusor chamber and the room. I envision a pair of free moving cylindrical plates with the piezo in between them. The pressure difference would pull against the piezo rather than pushing, but would still cause a current. Even at very low pressures, I would think it would be sensitive. Piezos are cheap these days too. Comments?