Douglas Coulter used to work in the government intelligence community. Now, living as a recluse in Floyd, Va., in an area where he says they practice “libertarian communism,” he’s a self-professed DIY engineer, gunsmith, race car driver and more. He lives in a solar powered house, lights his cigarettes with a blow torch and runs an open-source engineering consulting firm. “We essentially exist to reveal trade secrets,” he said of his company. “Secrets allow the electrical plating company to sell you three gallons of copper plating solution, which is $6 worth of chemicals, for $500. What I’ve managed to do is collect a bunch of other guys like me and get them to tell their secrets.“I teach you. You teach me. I think that’s the way it was meant to be.” Among these secrets is how to make guns and ammo … and “nuclear stuff.” “The clicks I hope you’re hearing are fusions taking place in my fusion reactor,” he said in the video. Out of consideration of Motherboard’s crew, he had the machine set “really low because I’m trying not to fry these nice camera men.” Coulter said he thinks that the reactor could be scaled to “replace all the electrical companies on the entire planet, all the gasoline companies on the planet.”