Observations about the universe, life, Lausanne and me

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Plasma picture #348820, Expensive Equipment


Could be the last for a while, because tomorrow I will be taking PADEX apart to install my new, sweet-ass electrodes.

Oh, and the the matching-box I ruined? No worries at all. It turned out it is pretty cheap, only FREAKING 10 000 EUROS! I am now hiding out in the lab for fear of somebody taking it out of my hide.

And anyway, why is it so goddamn expensive? All that's inside there is two stepping motors, some cheap current and voltage probes, an air-core coil made out of copper tubing and two (admittedly huge) capacitors. It's daylight robbery, thats what it is.

Also, I might be able to extort a replacement board out of our industrial partners. I hope.

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