From CRT to Electron Gun

6 10 2011

This post is dedicated to Steve Jobs. Hero, and inspiration to all.

All photos.

I bought a second CRT; broke the vacuum by drilling an unused pin; scored it and smashed it!

Now we have an electron gun:

I installed it in the chamber and wired it up:

Here you can see down the beam line to the hot cathode.

I taped a piece of broken phosphor screen on the viewport so I can see the electron beam:

But something is not working, no beam.

Time to troubleshoot.

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