Upon doing research on tge nuclear fusion reactors people build at home, Ive always heard that I will be using more energy than I make. So how could I change that and make energy off of the reactor?
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The question you pose- "how to change that and make energy off of the reactor"- has been an area of intensive research and experimentation for the last 60 years or so, upon which billions of dollars have been spent. The fact that we still haven't achieved that indicates how hard the fundamental problem is, and that this is a problem you will be unlikely to solve in your own back yard.
I recommend a book called "Sun In A Bottle" by Charles Seife which explains both the history of fusion research and why the physics of it are so difficult.
Have you ever heard of a man-made nuclear fusion reactor that adds power to the grid? As of today, there is none.
In other words: No one knows how to make energy off a fusion reactor, yet. If you have a large reactor, it might becomes easier. The biggest hope at the moment is ITER, but they are far from achieving their goal soon.