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Title: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: Sionyn on January 12, 2013, 08:45:25 pm
when he turned 16 he'd drive around in his car look for radio souses he even collects radium rocks

Nuclear Boy Scout - DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! 1 of 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hZo5k0V9M0#)

Nuclear Boy Scout - DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! 2 of 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHeOoz6xCds#)
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: lapm on January 12, 2013, 09:44:15 pm
i believe i have watched this movie document before... Lets just hope paranoid official dont label him terrorist suspect when he turn 18..
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: SeanB on January 12, 2013, 09:52:34 pm
Too late.........
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: StubbornGreek on January 13, 2013, 12:03:12 am
You gotta love how motivated he was as a kid. It seems that he's still interested in lots of higher level things but I wonder if he's done anything with his drive? Living with dad and conducting experiments that have a potential to add something to science is completely acceptable but if he's doing nothing more creative than reenacting proven experiments then it may be time to get a job, no?

I almost don't want to hit the post button because I'm not trying to diminish his accomplishment (and my get a job comment may seem to do exactly that), really impressive for a kid his age.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: david77 on January 13, 2013, 12:09:09 am
Google his name https://www.google.de/#hl=de&gs_rn=1&gs_ri=hp&tok=uVwTlxYucMYE9azmKRrY7g&cp=9&gs_id=6t&xhr=t&q=david+hahn&pf=p&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&oq=david+hah&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1357700187,d.Yms&fp=70513a30e870899f&biw=1280&bih=868 (https://www.google.de/#hl=de&gs_rn=1&gs_ri=hp&tok=uVwTlxYucMYE9azmKRrY7g&cp=9&gs_id=6t&xhr=t&q=david+hahn&pf=p&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&oq=david+hah&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1357700187,d.Yms&fp=70513a30e870899f&biw=1280&bih=868)

Not really, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: bullet308 on January 13, 2013, 08:31:52 am
A walking, talking, breathing cautionary tale.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: vk6zgo on January 13, 2013, 09:05:44 am
Smart,but dumb at the same time!

He is at  the opposite extreme from those  Electronics people who are terrified to work on anything above 9 Volts! ;D
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: EEVblog on January 13, 2013, 09:12:38 am
He is at  the opposite extreme from those  Electronics people who are terrified to work on anything above 9 Volts! ;D

I push it to maybe 24V, I like to live on the wild side  ;D

Dave.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: Neilm on January 13, 2013, 11:10:55 am
He is at  the opposite extreme from those  Electronics people who are terrified to work on anything above 9 Volts! ;D

I push it to maybe 24V, I like to live on the wild side  ;D

Dave.
I've decided to tone things down a bit - I'm only working at 10kV.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: Stonent on January 13, 2013, 05:58:01 pm
So what makes him a Red Neck? Or is it just because he's American?
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: G7PSK on January 13, 2013, 06:06:52 pm
The effects of the radiation poisoning he inflicted on himself, look at some of the photos of him.

https://www.google.de/search?q=david+hahn&hl=de&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=n_fyUPq1OI2Y1AXZ2IC4Cw&sqi=2&ved=0CEMQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=909 (https://www.google.de/search?q=david+hahn&hl=de&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=n_fyUPq1OI2Y1AXZ2IC4Cw&sqi=2&ved=0CEMQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=909)
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: Stonent on January 13, 2013, 06:53:33 pm
Well from the video looks like he got better since there was a few years difference in time.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: FenderBender on January 14, 2013, 01:10:38 am
Sionym,

Thanks for sharing.

A quick word of advice. Redneck is pretty offensive term and I don't even think the kid falls anywhere near to a true redneck. Redneck essentially refers to people who traditionally are out in the sun so much that they get red necks...Nowadays, it's not a very nice term at all.  It refers to Southerners who might drink a lot, might break the law, aren't educated, and might not have very good hygiene.

A hillybilly is similar, however it's usually not meant in a derogatory way. It usually refers to people who love the outdoors being in nature.

However, this boy doesn't fall into either category though he paid the price for his foolishness.

You can say...American Boy instead or just Boy Scout.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: tom66 on January 14, 2013, 01:52:03 am
Those sores look more like meth abuse, not radiation poisoning.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: TerraHertz on January 14, 2013, 10:20:07 am
There's a book about him and his projects.  http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&tn=radioactive+boy+scout (http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&tn=radioactive+boy+scout)

A copy someone gave me is sitting on my 'to read' shelf. For when I get some time - ha ha ha.
No photos in it unfortunately.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: Skimask on January 14, 2013, 10:46:19 am
Really?
Do we gotta go down THAT road?

If that's the case, then I find the term "Nuclear Reactor" offensive.  Since what he built, or tried to build, was not a "Nuclear Reactor" in the familiar sense, but rather a "Breeder Reactor".

But, since we're going down that road, I find the term "Breeder" offensive as well.
I've got 1.99 kids (.99 = is due any day to become 1.00).  Does that make me a "Breeder"?  I've never been thought of as a "Breeder".
Maybe more a person who has indulged in the act of "Procreation".

But now we've got the word "Creation" which further leads to the term "Creationism".
And then you open up a whole can of worms...

And I don't like worms either...
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: EEVblog on January 14, 2013, 11:33:34 am
A quick word of advice. Redneck is pretty offensive term

Doesn't seem to be, given the number of reality TV shows with Redneck in the title these days. Even you Yanks seem to like "taking the piss" here ;D

Dave.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: EEVblog on January 14, 2013, 11:35:02 am
Those sores look more like meth abuse, not radiation poisoning.

Not too dissimilar to what I looked like when younger :o, except mine were zits!

Dave.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: EEVblog on January 14, 2013, 11:37:34 am
But, since we're going down that road, I find the term "Breeder" offensive as well.
I've got 1.99 kids (.99 = is due any day to become 1.00).  Does that make me a "Breeder"?  I've never been thought of as a "Breeder".
Maybe more a person who has indulged in the act of "Procreation".

OMG, you are one of THOSE people, a "procreator"!  :o   :scared:

 :-DD

Dave.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: FenderBender on January 14, 2013, 12:59:42 pm
A quick word of advice. Redneck is pretty offensive term

Doesn't seem to be, given the number of reality TV shows with Redneck in the title these days. Even you Yanks seem to like "taking the piss" here ;D

Dave.

No. Calling someone who isn't a redneck a redneck is a very bad thing to do. If you are actually redneck, you probably don't care. But just keep it in mind. I have many relatives in the South and friends there. If you're not a true redneck you sure as hell better not call him one.
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: WorldPowerLabs on January 14, 2013, 07:56:27 pm
I can sometimes be found spending a sunny Saturday under an older vehicle in my driveway, while drinking beer and listening to country music.  Does this make me a redneck, a hillbilly, or just "thrifty"?  'Cause I don't mind any of those terms, personally.  Yes, I do have an EE degree, so at least I'm an educated redneck!
Title: Re: Red Neck Boy Scout Built A Nuclear Reactor
Post by: Skimask on January 14, 2013, 08:01:26 pm
OMG, you are one of THOSE people, a "procreator"!  :o   :scared:
 :-DD
Dave.
I saw you "procreated" awhile back too.  (Incidentally, when I watched that particular video the first time, I had absolutely NO idea that was coming up.)
Version 1.0 of my procreation is coming up on it's 4th anniversary.
Version 2.0 is still at the manufacturing plant.  Completion date is less than 2 weeks away.