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Project Hathor - First Light
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Posted by Krux on Tuesday February 23, 2016 @ 01:49am
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In the latest update on Project Hathor...

This past weekend I spent assembling all the pieces and parts I have been making and otherwise collecting into a working ring launcher. I started this project ages ago, so with my four day weekend I spent the time lasering, 3D printing, machining, soldering, and wiring. The goal to get everything finished by Monday so I would be set to show off Hathor at the Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire, this coming weekend.

With everything designed in Sketchup, I turned this:



Into this:



The end result looks absolutely gorgeous. The case is made from 1/2 laser cut acrylic. I used my 3D printer to make all the connecting pieces, as well as the parts for the custom designed high voltage contactor.

Video of the first test is here. I ran a low power test at 400 volts, and it performed exactly as designed.

https://youtu.be/fqBPMTmn23Y

The pictures of the build are located here:

https://krux.org/gallery/index.php/electronics/Ring-Launcher
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