Welcome to my website. It's quite new so most of it's under construction. I hope to put more interesting projects up in the near future. If you want to give me any feedback, or make suggestions for future projects, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News22 Jan 2006
It's been a while since I updated the website so I thought I would post a list of what's planned for the very near future:
1) Ferrite Core - I've now got a large ferrite core. Conservative estimates rate it at 5KVA. This will be used for a homemade high voltage switch mode power supply. I've got all the equipment required to vacuum pot a homemade transformer so I should be able to reach quite high voltages. This provides interesting challenges in high frequency, high voltage insulation.
2) Weather Balloon - I've also got a weather balloon which I'll use to lift a camera high up into the sky. The camera circuitry will be homemade using a CCD or CMOS chip. This will use Mototola processors and FPGAs. The images will be received and decoded on a homemade PCI based frame grabber running in Linux. I've actually got quite a lot of extra things planned for this project but it's still in the early design stages. I would rather fill the balloon with hydrogen as I think hydrogen is much more fun than helium. I need to design some apperatus for dealing with the large amounts of hydrogen gas.
3) Pulse Caps - I might possibly be getting over 30KJ of pulse rated capacitors. This may or may not happen depending on the shipping costs (the caps weigh over 30 stone and would come from Japan). It maybe that I look for similar caps in the UK to save money. The large ferrite core could be used in a capacitor charger supply for these caps.
17 Feb 2006
FURNACE : I've also started a new furnace section.
Craig's Chemistry Page