Browsing all posts tagged with lab.

Make a Simple Jacob's Ladder, Part 1

August 17th, 2011 | No Comments

Part 1 of 2. The basics of making a Jacob's Ladder using a neon sign transformer.

Good Cheap Lab Equipment

June 26th, 2011 | No Comments

You can buy a lot of cheap stuff for your home laboratory at big box stores.

Gold and Silver Catalysts

May 31st, 2011 | No Comments

Question: What kind of idiot would do this to a 1 ounce gold coin?

Science and the Explorer

December 20th, 2010 | No Comments

How I think science relates to exploration.

The Van de Graff Generator

October 20th, 2010 | No Comments

Details of a Van de Graff generator. These simple machines are used to generate extremely high voltages.

Making a Cheap Vacuum Pump

September 20th, 2010 | No Comments

Using parts purchased from local big box store to construct a vacuum pump.

Kitchen Table Superconductivity

August 20th, 2010 | No Comments

Some experiments done on my kitchen table with a superconductor, magnets, and liquid nitrogen.

Making a Leyden Jar

June 30th, 2010 | No Comments

A Leyden Jar is used to store high-voltage electricity. You can make one from common, inexpensive items.

Burning Thermite in a Coconut Shell

May 19th, 2010 | No Comments

Coconut shell are really tough, and hold together well -even when badly burned. But can they handle thermite?

Coconut vs. Neon Sign Transformer

May 18th, 2010 | No Comments

High-voltage wires stuck into a coconut, just like Frankenstein's head! See what happens.