Tuesday 23 December 2014

Diamond Lego Day

Diamond Lego Take over

Photo is copyrighted to Diamond Light Source
On the 22nd December Diamond opened its doors for a Lego Take Over day where staff to bring their children along to help create a Lego model of the Diamond synchrotron.

This is the finished model  and Diamond would look just like that if you stripped away the outside and left the Storage Ring

This is the whole thing looking down from a walkway. How did they do? well from my point of view as one of the team who fitted it in and joined it all together in the first place I think really well
I'll take you through some of the parts of the Diamond Synchrotron

This part is the beam dumps on the linac,

in reality they look like this

so 10 out of 10 for that one

This is an ID make up section

looks like this so another 10 out of 10

This is the BTS or Beam to Storage ring section

It looks like this so another 10 out of 10

The beam dump on the BTS

I'd say 10 out of 10 again

The BTS again

Which is here 10 out of 10

This is part of the booster ring

What can you say 10 out of 10

The cage on the Linac gun

They are just too good 10 out of 10

last of all the storage ring

What more can I say other than 10 out of 10. I think it is very impressive what the Children done with the help of their parents. Even more impressive when you think it took us six months to assemble it all and they did  make the model in a day. Think I'd better look out for a new job.
You can read more on the day Here You can also visit the Diamond Website Here


  1. I have absolutely no idea what a Diamond synchrotron is, but it looks extremely complicated, which means the Lego builders did a great job, apparently. As for your traditions making their way to Wisconsin, it is the natural outcome of years of BBC viewing.

    1. I've added a couple of links at the bottom of the page

  2. This is so interesting that it caused me to do about an hour more research into synchrotron technology and it's uses. I'd love to tour one of these facilities and learn even more. I found one near Chicago so the next time I visit there, I'm going to see if I can squeeze in a tour. Very fascinating stuff.

  3. From the looks of it, they did an awesome job!
    I had no idea about this place. I learn so many things on blogs!

  4. Interesting post. The kids and parents did a pretty good job :-)

  5. Lego! Both I and my son like it alot. :-)

    I hope you get a really nice Christmas together with family and friends. ♥ Don't stress to much!



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