February 20, 2014 Jack Hare Leave a comment The lower part of the wire array. The central brass cone nudges the wires into places. The lower part of the wire array with the eight brass rods which the current returns to ground through. Now with the top thin disk in place. In the centre is a thin metal disk with 16 slots to hold the wires in place. The array hardware in the vacuum chamber. The lid for the chamber is 80 cm across, and we use a crane to lift it. The wires, glued into place. The lead weights enable us to manipulate the wires, which are otherwise too fine to see! Some of the wires before being assembled. We clamp a lead weight at each end to keep everything neat. The array hardware after the shot, scorched and discoloured by flying jets of metal plasma. The glass window I placed just above the array is complete pulverised. Photos from my first shot on MAGPIE.