Putting Plasma to Work (DIY Fusion Reactors, Magnetrons and More!)


Plasma is one of the weirder states of matter but learning to harness it has provided our species with almost all of our best technology. This video first explores what plasma is and how to make it, and then explores how we can use it to make functional devices. Everything from building a high voltage system from scratch, to learning how vacuum systems work is covered and is used to build simple fusion reactors, magnetrons and more.

Parts of this video were in the process of being made for over 6 years, so I'm very excited to finally share it with the world. Many of the newer parts were filmed at Scihouse and this video wouldn't have been possible without Scihouse.

Work in progress!