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Mission: Workbench Resurfacing

Posted by aonomus on April 1, 2011

So you may have seen my old workbench that I built a few years ago in a variety of videos, blog posts, and other bits of projects documented here. I recently decided that in order to not only resume filming videos, but to increase the production value behind them and make them look better.


Image: before (left) and after (right)

Read on for a detailed, image heavy post about the entire process.

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Fiber coupled fluorometer

Posted by aonomus on October 21, 2010

One of my more recent projects has been tinkering with fiber optics and sensitive detectors to make a fiber coupled fluorometer. Details to come (eventually).

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2 Months of Patience

Posted by aonomus on August 7, 2010

Some things can be done in a hurry, some things can’t. While these aren’t as good as I’d have liked, they are still something to appreciate. Copper sulfate, CuSO4, over exactly 2 months now in fact.

Above: 2 different CuSO4 crystals from different angles, scale in mm.
Below: a smaller/medium crystal, and seed crystals for the next batch.

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Updates on Projects

Posted by aonomus on July 4, 2010

Well, its been a while. I’ve become gainfully employed and my free time has decreased. On the bright side I will try to finish some more projects and do more videos for my loyal readers.

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Lab basics: Lab Balance Usage

Posted by aonomus on April 30, 2010

So I decided to film a quick video to show people the basics about lab balances, and address a pet peeve I have had for years regarding lab balances.

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