Thanks for the amazing support, and outpouring of referrals! For a non-internet savvy person like myself, getting the word out has been a daunting task... even more than designing the 40,000 volt, 50,000 amp primary drive circuitry. Here's how the 'Kickstarter dashboard' is looking so far:
It's just starting to bend in the right direction, but there's clearly a long way to go. Any help at this early stage that you can provide towards spreading the word, 'likes, RT's, etc.' will make a big difference.
Perhaps the most exciting part for me so far is the emails and comments on the scientific potential of the machine... It's incredibly encouraging to see how many people out there appreciate the scientific aspect, and who have made some great suggestions for additional experiments. I'm already working on design changes to 'stretch' the machine's capabilities, to explore some of these ideas.