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Building an open source Bussard fusion reactor, aka the Polywell.
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Project Update

Hello backers!

Recent progress:

Added a new photo stream. As soon as I take a picture it's live on the photo stream:

http://picasaweb.google.com/102602129941374127392

We have labview up and running. Big step forward for actual research:
http://prometheusfusionperfection.com/2010/04/25/labview-2/

We have performed a full functional test of the the coil power supply:
http://prometheusfusionperfection.com/2010/05/08/coil-power-supply-10-cap-test/

The electron gun is operational:
http://prometheusfusionperfection.com/2010/03/27/electron-gun-2/

And the coils are complete:
http://prometheusfusionperfection.com/2010/02/25/coils-formed/

Next step is to buy the hardware for the langmuir probe.

One problem we've encountered is voltage spikes from the sparking plasma blowing out our data acquisition hardware. I now have protection diodes on hand to suppress transient voltages:
http://prometheusfusionperfection.com/2010/05/04/transient-voltage-suppression/

Rewards: Some of you have received rewards and some have not. I'm working through the list. All rewards will be sent. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Moving forward slow but steady.

-famulus

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