Web developer Mark Suppes wanted to build a nuclear fusion reactor, so what better place than a Brooklyn warehouse? His version “uses deuterium gas to fuel his reactor, which essentially creates an ideal atmosphere for fusion before mashing neutrons together at high energy.” Video after the break.

The amateur scientist began building his reactor two years ago, purchasing parts on eBay with $35,000 of his own money and about $4,000 he raised on a website that connects artists and inventors with private investors.

[via PopsciBBC]