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One of our most viewed and discussed postings of ’08 was Claude Paillard’s stunning triode video where he makes a vacuum tube triode from scratch. While poking around the Web, looking for other videos he might have done, I bumped into this documentary about the 2006 European Triode Festival in the Netherlands, celebrating the 100th anniversary of this game-changing electronic component. To celebrate, a copy of the DeForest Audion (the first triode) was replicated. This video documents the build.

Revisiting Claude Paillard’s triodes
Make your own vacuum tubes?