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by Josh Hess
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Welch DuoSeal 1400 Vacuum Pump Rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 9693

Welch DuoSeal 1400 Vacuum Pump Rebuild

Begin Build Log: I went to SkyCraft the other day, a local electronics surplus here in Orlando to look at a vacuum chamber I remembered seeing there. While there, I also saw an old Welch 1400 vacuum pump sitting in the same aisle labeled "$25, Needs New Motor". It was in pretty bad shape b...
by Josh Hess
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: Website News and Announcements
Topic: Welcome to the Site!
Replies: 0
Views: 4434

Welcome to the Site!

Hello and welcome to Radical Creation! This is a site for makers to come together and share their projects, solve problems, and collaborate with people of similar interests. The site is now in an alpha stage, which means all of the core functionality is online and working! This also means there are ...
by Josh Hess
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Build Something!
Replies: 0
Views: 3995

Let's Build Something!

Leave a comment describing something you have always wanted to create but didn't know how or where to start. If it is something I have previously built or have experience with, I'll work with you to get you started. If not, I'll send someone your way that is familiar with what you are trying to do t...
by Josh Hess
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: PolyWell Fusion Reactor
Replies: 3
Views: 6300

PolyWell Fusion Reactor

I have decided to start building my very own small scale polywell nuclear fusion reactor. It is very similar to a farnsworth fusor but with some key differences that I would like to investigate. I have done copious research on this particular reactor design and I personally believe that this has hug...
by Josh Hess
Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Biological
Topic: EcoSphere Self Enclosed Aquarium
Replies: 6
Views: 11556

EcoSphere Self Enclosed Aquarium

About two years ago, I built my first ecosphere, a self contained aquarium, and I have learned a lot from observing it over those two years. I am in the process of building a much improved Mark II version and will be posting updates on it in this thread. First, here are some videos of the Mark I eco...
by Josh Hess
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Omni-Directional BoomBox
Replies: 8
Views: 11266

Re: Omni-Directional BoomBox

More progress was made today than anticipated so I have decided to update this post. I will start by giving a parts list of the electronics used and on the way. Batteries: Samsung INR 25R x28 http://www.illumn.com/18650-samsung-inr18650-25r-2500mah-high-discharge-flat-top.html Amplifiers: 300w mono ...
by Josh Hess
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Omni-Directional BoomBox
Replies: 8
Views: 11266

Re: Omni-Directional BoomBox

Much progress has been made since the last post! After many design iterations of the electrical system, I have settled on a design and have acquired almost all of the parts necessary. Here is an overview of the design evolution: Electronics Layout.png And here is the final design: Electronics Final....
by Josh Hess
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Omni-Directional BoomBox
Replies: 8
Views: 11266

Re: Omni-Directional BoomBox

A lot has been done with this project so far and i have not had the time to post it until now, so this post will have a lot of pictures and information! After about a week of brainstorming and revision of the design, I was confident enough with it to start fabrication. Due to the modular design of t...
by Josh Hess
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Omni-Directional BoomBox
Replies: 8
Views: 11266

Re: Omni-Directional BoomBox

Although unmatched in price to capacity ratio, I think I am going to reconsider using Lithium Polymer batteries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkO4sn0 ... mw&index=1
by Josh Hess
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Omni-Directional BoomBox
Replies: 8
Views: 11266

Omni-Directional BoomBox

A few years ago in high school, I built a high power speaker system to go in one of my spare backpacks. You can see a video of it here if you are interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4nScktnmIw Anyway, I have been using it for music at get together's, parks, tailgates, etc and I thought it w...

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