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Experimental prototypes of an oscillation chamber built by a Polish hobbyist who wished to remain anonymous. His oscillation chamber is the small, transparent plastic cube visible in the left photo "a" at the height of the experimenter's right thigh. The other devices visible in the left photo "a" are the power supplies for this chamber, and the measuring devices.
It shows a Polish hobbyist who worked on the development of an oscillating chamber, along with his experimental test rig consisting of: (a) a prototype chamber under study, (b) a pulse generator which provides the chamber with its electrical power, (c) a deflecting electromagnet, and (d) measuring equipment. Photographed in August 1989. As the above photo makes clear, this hobbyist was performing all the experiments in the room of his tiny city apartment, to the irrepressible indignation of his wife. He was later forced to stop these experiments because his wife threatened to divorce him.
Of course, its prototype chamber still required further refinement to become a source of powerful magnetic fields. Probably, too, several years of research and development will be required before the first chambers are ready for use. However, the undeniable achievement of this hobbyist is that he has demonstrated that the principle of the oscillating chamber is correct and that it can be realized in a technical device. In doing so, he has opened the door for further more advanced research and development.
I am always puzzled by the paradox that a single hobbyist managed to achieve so much in the development of this wonderful device. And yet he worked in his spare time dedicated to leisure, all he had at his disposal was limited to a few kitchen knives and a corner of his room, and was forced to spend his own small earnings on materials, prototypes and on measuring devices. At the same time, we have thousands of these well-equipped university laboratories around the world receiving millions in research grants from taxpayers. Unfortunately, their administrators stubbornly ignore my countless requests that I be allowed to do research and development on this chamber in their laboratories. After all, this would disrupt the comfortable lifestyle of scientists. Meanwhile, it is not difficult to foresee how much could be achieved if this device were allowed to develop officially in such a well-equipped scientific laboratory after all.
Night black and white photograph of a model of an oscillating chamber by this Polish hobbyist. It shows the fascinating appearance of bursts of glowing electric sparks rotating around the perimeter of the square. This photograph was taken in May 1987.