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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PPA – Infrared Photogate Sensor (IRPS) design

An IRPS is required to provide ball position timings, so that the Arduino can precisely calculate the timing of a high power pulse to the electromagnet. The general concept of a photogate is that infrared light shines from a LED (transmitter) to a Phototransistor (receiver) all the time, except when the ball is travelling through and […]

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Personal Particle Accelerator: PPA – overall design

Hi all, this is the first in a series of blogs outlining the design and operation of the Personal Particle Accelerator.  Don’t forget to read the back-story.  There’s also a list of experiments that are possible with the PPA too.  Looking forward to your questions and comments! ** Don’t forget to express your interest in […]

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