Tech Tourists in San Francisco

In the lead up to the big MakerFaire show where we demonstrate our model particle accelerator and laser controller, we’re doing all the touristy things.  First up were bagels and coffee, at Daniel’s cafe… Josephine wanted to take advantage of San Francisco’s ‘thrift stores’ to find some awesome clothes. She went into Vacation thrift store with her […]

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Unboxing Personal Particle Accelerators in San Francisco

Now we’re settled in San Francisco for the flagship Bay Area Maker Faire, it’s time to unbox and test the Particle Accelerators arrived from Sydney, Australia. Looks like the guys from Pack and Send did a great job, no breakages at all ! 3 out of 3 particle accelerators working !!  We call the yellow […]

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PPA – commissioning tests

What happens after you’ve finished soldering your shiny new Personal Particle Accelerator ?  Read on ! Just like other complex engineering, it’s best not to turn it on in one go because: an construction error (for example, in connecting the power system) could damage more than multiple modules it’s hard to know where to look if […]

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Quality engraving review

Engraving review K40 with Moshidraw engraving These engravings were done by someone else since I never got Moshidraw engraving to work on my machine and I really don’t want to reinstall the troublesome winseal, Moshidraw and the NanoM2 controller to find out that it does not work again. So, I can’t tell if these engravings are the best […]

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PPA – other hobbyist particle accelerators

  Today’s blog celebrates others’ particle accelerators, through a series of youtube videos.  To get us started, let’s start with the real deal particle accelerators: overview of the LHC real homemade particle accelerator   Moving onto broadly similar hobbyist designs, Jo and I built our first particle accelerator without seeing these: Very basic accelerator Basic circular […]

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