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There's also a forum focused on builders, getting started [http://emdrive.io/community/ here]<ref>[http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=38203.msg1418111#msg1418111 post by @rfmwguy</ref>
== Modelling ==
== Modelling ==

Revision as of 10:36, 20 August 2015

This page will collect any photos, plans, and instructions for do-it-yourselfers. Efforts with enough documentation will be provided their own pages.

  1. Mulletron's Build
  2. Kurt Zeller (@zellerium) and Brian Kraft from Cal Poly are starting a build as well, using a constant cross-section cavity containing a polymer dielectric.[1]
  3. @DIYFan - TBD
  4. @Notsosureofit is planning testing with a Gunn diode.[2]
  5. TheTraveller
  6. @Iulian Berca[3] - Fabricated a drive in May 2015 and was posting videos at his website. In Test 3 he reported a force measurement toward "the small end" and later a smaller measurement in the reverse orientation in test 3.1. As of 5/21/15 the magnitude and significance of these measurements were discussed on the NSF forum.
  7. @SeeShells plans to build a hexagonal frustum out of copper mesh. The small end plate will be adjustable via a stepper motor.[4]
  8. @R. W. Keyes / Andromeda Research - high power, 1-20KW magnetron, superconductor Magnesium diboride on silicon carbide, to start summer 2015
  9. @movax (Paul Kocyla) and Jo Hinchliffe[5] - Building the original 2.45 GHz thruster according to the Chinese paper and their own 24 GHz design simultaneously, with estimated completion date of July 2015. See Hackaday project for more details, as well as an interview with Paul.
  10. Dave (@rmfwguy) now plans to use a 900W magnetron as an RF source; copper mesh for the frustum body, and no dielectric in the frustum.[6]. Starting in July 2015, this will be live-streamed on Ustream.[7]
  11. @DrBagelBites posted on reddit that he was planning on starting a build [8] and provided a PDF [9]
  12. @kml Testing a non-tapered rectangular waveguide with various dielectrics inserted at one end.[10]
  13. @PaulTheSwag posted on reddit that he is starting a build [11] and provided some images. [12]
  14. @SullyEmDrive also posted on reddit that they are beginning a build [13] and provided more details on a website. [14]

If anyone is missing, please add them here.

There's also a forum focused on builders, getting started here[15]


@phaseshift has built a SketchUp model[16] (File:EM Thruster.skp) of a frustum based on the estimated Shawyer Flight Thruster dimensions.

@TheTraveller constructed a EMDrive Calculator spreadsheet to model thrust given various design parameters.[17] This model was built with some input from Roger Shawyer directly.