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MAKE fabricator Dan Spangler makes a lot of cool stuff, but his nuclear fusor project is at the top of list. It’s featured in the current issue of MAKE, Volume 36.

Nuclear fusion is the process of squeezing two atoms together so tightly that their nuclei fuse, creating a heavier atom and releasing a blast of energy.  Dan build a tame, demonstration version that generates insignificant quantities of fusion energy, but it does show how inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) reactors use kinetic energy to cause fusion.  This video shows the “star in a jar” in action.

Stett Holbrook

Stett is a senior editor at MAKE with abiding interest in food and drink, bicycles, woodworking, and environmentally sound human enterprises. He is the father of two young makers.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

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  1. “Star in a Jar”…….Dan Spangler……..Star……Spangler…….Star Spangled……

    Am I the only one to notice this?
    ;-)