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July 13, 2011 AT 2:02 pm

The machine that grows gadgets

The machine that grows gadgets

Ushered into Sharp’s laboratory, we’re met by a gigantic contraption festooned with stainless steel fittings and intricate wiring: This is a machine that can grow gadgets. This is Sharp’s super-cooled MBE machine.

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  1. The Ideanator

    I’m building a rig to do high vacuums for vacuum brazing and I hope to get it to do this sort of thing as a sideproject (my boss is awesome like that). It won’t be remotely as good as the 10^-11 or so Torr(mmHg) that the stunningly beautiful machine in the video can do, but the 10^-4 or so Torr it will do would certainly allow me some freedom.

    On a related epiphany, I suspect I might put together an Open Source multi-purpose micro-manufacturing rig for micro-machining, all sorts of deposition, low pressure glow and vacuum brazing, and numerous other vacuum experiments.

  2. pretty cool

    ,,, ice lollie, lol

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