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  1. #1 Floyd Sweet's Vacuum Triode Amplifier 
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    Hi,

    I am interested in replicating Floyd Sweet's Vacuum Triode Amplifier. I have found two web pages that describe the respective web page owner's method of constructing a replica of Floyd Sweet's Vacuum Triode Amplifier. The web pages are http://www.hyiq.org/Library/Floyd_Sweet-Archive.html and http://jnaudin.free.fr/vta/vtabuild/index.htm It seems to me that these two web pages describe a different design of the Vacuum Triode Amplifier. Does anyone have any experience replicating Floyd Sweet's Vacuum Triode Amplifier. I would appreciate any advice.

    I am investigating what type of wire I need to buy. However, it seems that the hyiq.org web page design has two coils that are not wrapped around the magnet and there are two magnets; where as in the jnaudin.free.fr/vta/vtabuild/index.htm page three coils are wrapped around the magnet along different axis.

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  3. #2 Floyd Sweet's Vacuum Triode Amplifier 
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    Thanks for the links drumfunk - a bit rambling though and not to be confused with vacuum tube amplifiers (valves). The intention looks a bit like a free energy device based on magnets (again).

    Does anyone have any experience replicating Floyd Sweet's Vacuum Triode Amplifier.
    If such coils of wire create energy from nowhere then I suspect the inventor would be way rich by now . Who would need oil?

    Maybe such things are feasible but impractical. Maybe the energy gain from input to output is minimal and perhaps less than measurement error. The big bang might be thought of as a free energy machine but I think there's only been one we know of.

    Some observations based on consistency may suggest a few clues though. Clear thinking people can usually communicate their ideas in a clear and consistent fashion. Rambling and semi consistent web pages do not inspire great confidence.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaedrah
    If such coils of wire create energy from nowhere then I suspect the inventor would be way rich by now . Who would need oil?
    Oh but he was kind of eccentric and he was THIS CLOSE to perfecting it just before he died, and of course the big oil companies were scared spitless so there was this huge conspiracy to make sure it never saw the light of day.
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    I cautiously agree Harold14370. Similar conspiracy theories reign high in the Tesla camp. "Free energy" sent through the air was proposed as a new technology, but how could the electricity companies monitor the usage? Obviously, such vested interests for power metering would have clamped the technology down and out of public sight.

    The same may apply to water powered cars and perhaps some leniency in skepticism may be opportune; still it's easy to fake a claim given an absence of available evidence. In some ways, death of an inventor is no excuse.

    A bit of a pity about the triode reference though - I used to like the red glow they as vacuum tubes made; almost like gazing into an open hearth fire on a snowy outdoor day. But then I guess that reference is carbon-footprint insensitive now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaedrah
    A bit of a pity about the triode reference though - I used to like the red glow they as vacuum tubes made; almost like gazing into an open hearth fire on a snowy outdoor day. But then I guess that reference is carbon-footprint insensitive now
    Yes, and the formulas for amplifier gain were much more simple and straightforward than those newfangled transistors. :-D
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    Although those new fangled "point contact" transistors were very interesting in their time. It's a pity they only lasted a few years and that no one really understood their physics. I think you can still buy them as collector's items though. It's a bit hard to reminisce over germanium crystals in a metal shell though I guess

    Although it seems that the knife of simplification is poised over the very transistor we now know; how to cut the atoms from its very being is currently proposed? I have read claims of "single atom transistors" although I guess some additional atom partners are needed for interconnections.

    How much more new fangled will the electronics be when sub atomic transistors manifest themselves? Even worse, what monsters of electronic misery will be unleashed on us if "quantum entanglement" ends up alongside familiar VI curves in some probabilistic representation?
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