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Re: homebrew MMCs

Original poster: "Malcolm Watts by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz>

Hi Godfrey,

On 30 May 2002, at 20:50, Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Loudner, Godfrey by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <gloudner-at-SINTE.EDU>
> After reading a posting about the geek bucket, I began wondering why no one
> has looked into homebrew MMCs. I'm assuming that the lack of high tech
> materials is the barrier. Certainly an MMC can be dissected to analyze the
> arrangement of materials. Still it seems like a version using low tech
> materials might be possible. 

How do you mean - homebrew MMCs? Do you mean the capacitors 
themselves? I have six homebrewed MMCs made from commercial small PP 
caps. I wouldn't bother rolling caps again except to make for Marx 
banks - it is just too much trouble.