Friday, July 25, 2008


Hi! My name is Phil Chang, from New Jersey.

I like to experiment with anything moderately challenging or dangerous. Here are some of my projects so far (that I won't give a full description of):

1. Flyback Transformer
a. Single-Transistor Driven
b. CFL-driven
2. Numerous takeaparts (too many to mention)
3. Volume-Reduction of Flat-Screen LCD for use with laptop
4. Salvaging of Hard Drives and RAM from old computers for use (so far a live 80 GB, 20 GB, 18 GB hard drives salvaged; about 3-5 others already taken apart)
5. Butane-fueled gun
6. Electrolytic Cell v.1.0. for HHO torch.
7. Blowing up LED's (yes, they explode) with high voltage
8. Vaporizing strips of metal using photoflash capacitors (and getting shocked thrice)
9. Setting random things on fire and seeing what happens.
10. Match rockets.

And my current project....the HHO torch. It uses electrolysis of water to produce H2 gas and O2 gas (called HHO gas). It uses baking soda as an electrolytes. It then combines the gases at the torch tip, all in real time. Nearing completion of v.2.3. Version 1 was a glass container with a plastic snap-on lid with aluminum wire electrodes and wire insulation tubing. (Yes, I like things free.) Version 2.0 was developed to address the problem of gas leakage through the snap-on lid.

Version 2.0 was a Snapple bottle with holes in the cap for wire insulation tubing and electrodes. Version 2.0 was a success, creating good amounts of gas at reasonable pressures, but developed an unidentified leak (still not identified!). Version 2.1 was simply a cap replacement. That soon failed due to an oversized hole for the insulation tubing. Same with version 2.2. As of now, the cap for Version 2.3 has been fitted and the glue to seal the cap is drying. Pictures soon.

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