Welcome! My name is Sam Barros and this is my
webpage, an 8 year effort at documenting some of the
various experiments and research I have worked on in different
fields of science and technology.
Here you will find detailed
reports including descriptions, pictures, videos, diagrams,
schematics and technical data on experiments and devices designed
and built by myself over the years, including Tesla coils and other various types
of high voltage generators, plasma globes, electromagnetic
coil guns, rail guns, lasers, rockets, turbines, electromagnetic propulsion, EMP, HERF,
cryogenics, chemistry and much more! Feel free to browse around.
learn more about me, click the "about" section. The main page
contains all the news, and you may follow the links above
and below to access all the sub pages.
- The Rail Gun
Is done, it works, it could be better. I want to build a 3rd railgun
incorporating all new techniques that I couldn't afford to before; a
pulse shaping network, more stored energy, external field
augmentation... This will of course take money... Why not donate?
- I am working on a new type of
coilgun that has never been tried before.
- All parts have been gathered for a 450kV Marx Generator
and the 1MW Nitrogen pulsed LASER, these projects are on queue
after the Rail Gun research.
- Future topics should include Electrostatic Propulsion (Lifters),
more Rocket Engines and others, as time and money
permits. As always, suggestions, money and sponsorships are very welcome
Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
E-mail me:I can read and reply
e-mails in English,
Portuguese, French or Spanish. (Note: Due to the large amount
of e-mail I receive any requests for plans/schematics will usually be
ignored. Any plans I intend on distributing are made available
through this site.)
July: Prepare to be amazed!
(Photo by Kelly Drews Photography)
What happens if you discharge 9000Joules through a watermelon in
the form of a 9thousand volt, half million ampere discharge? The
picture above is a preview. More to come!
June: Directed Energy research!
Thanks to a generous donation from Robert Brown, I now have
Laser optics! Here is a picture of what the output of the laser does
to polycarbonate when focused into a spot less than 1mm in diameter:
The plasma that forms is so bright I have to wear brazing goggles!
The microwave gun is back: By popular demand... Since this
was such a popular project, I hereby present you the new microwave
gun: 30degree beam dispersion, 2kW power input... The page will be
January: More Electromagnetic Acceleration Research...
If you've e-mailed me recently and I haven't gotten back to
you, your e-mail has probably been lost. I switched computers and
was away from my e-mail for several weeks so now I have over one
thousand e-mail messages, a lot of which are spam. If I haven't
replied to you please write again.
Work continues on the PowerLabs Electro-Thermal Gun,
the only one of its kind online! Railgun2: I have decided to hold off on
the first firing videos until the Discovery Channel episode about it
Valveless Pulsejet powered boat coming soon (project completed, waiting
for test videos)
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