The Kickstarter funds are in!

Hi Backers, Having now received your pledges from Kickstarter, we’re all stations go ! We’ve already placed orders with the various suppliers for Gerbil components, and some of the first pro-pack reward components have already express shipped to our fulfillment centre at Skyzer Technologies Australia. Planning is underway with Skyzer to integrate, test and ship the rewards […]

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PPA Calibration

PPA calibration refers to discovering and setting tuning factors for electromagnet timing. It is performed to: While the default calibration figures usually work well, in some cases, the default tuning factors need to be changed to get reliable rotation on your PPA, and/or Achieving highest possible speed operation of the PPA Finding the best tuning […]

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PPA – debugging

You’ve turned on your Personal Particle Accelerator, but aren’t getting the results you want ?  First, try the basic checklist: Completed the construction, Read the safety advice Performed the commissioning tests Attempted starting the PPA ok, here’s the next level of detail: The ball rolls to a stop, apparently unaffected by the electromagnets: Confirm the second-from-the-end LED […]

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PPA – powering up the Personal Particle Accelerator

So, you’ve either built your Personal Particle Accelerator and completed the commissioning tests, or purchased a ready-made unit. Either way, you’re keen to turn it on and show those Higgs Bosons who’s the boss… here’s what you do now: Review the safety advice Connect and turn on the power supply.  Use between 12V and 20V DC.  The […]

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My Highlights of the SF Makerfaire

Now the Makerfaire has come to an end and we have returned safe and well in Sydney Australia, I am reflecting back on the whole Makerfaire experience and my personal highlights at the show. Are you ready? There we go: Best editor’s choice: Dan’s daughter Jo won the Best editor’s price from Sherry Huss, the co-founder of Makerzine. […]

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