We hear stories of this kind all of the time, people who have tried and failed to build some sort of fusion reactor in their homes, most of the time they fail!
Could this be the reason why we should more notice of the teenagers of the world;
Taylor Wilson believes nuclear fusion is a solution to our future energy needs, and that kids can change the world. And he knows something about both of those: When he was 14, he built a working fusion reactor in his parents’ garage. Now 17, he takes the TED stage to tell (the short version of) his story.
Source [Geeks Are Sexy]