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Holy crap! Coolest thing EVAR....

...via physicsduck

Video of a French guy who makes triodes (a type of vaccum tube) by hand. And when I say "by hand," I mean glass envelope and all.

Pay particular attention to his testing equipment.

Man, this is really, really, really cool. If you like tech, you like seeing tech made, and you like old school tech, check this out. Worksafe, sound.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3wrzo_fabrication-dune-lampe-triode_tech


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tacit
Jan. 10th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, it rather is, isn't it? Machine porn at its best...

And i never knew that was your speed!
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tacit
Jan. 10th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
I had one of those! From Radio Shack. It had a relay and a little solar cell and everything, and it rocked.

I didn't know your interests ran to electronics geekery too. That gives you at least two more points of sexy, you know.
slouchinphysics
Jan. 9th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Sweet its sad that glass blowing used to be something they taught grad students. It was something that most experimental physicists were expected to know. Now its unusual in our program that I've learned how to do basic machining.
marq
Jan. 10th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
oh dear...that is pure, 100% awesomeonium!!!

geek porn at its finest.

I have to go lie down now.
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