Nickel-Plated Brass Rod

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The theremin looks great with a 50cm aluminum rod. But as aluminum oxidizes easily the contact with the antenna connector is a little shaky. So why not use real heavy nickel-plated brass rods? Nickel-plated brass tubing is not so easy to find. This is why I decided to by brass tubes and plate them my self... here is the result:

 

Nickel-Plated Brass Rods

This is the setup I used for the electro-plating (galvanic bath with nickel anode and nickel electrolyte).

A nice how-to can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0xFlIQ9MhQ

Aluminium, Brass and Nickel-plated Rods

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