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[*] posted on 14-3-2003 at 04:23
books on making science equipment


http://icase.unl.edu/guidboks/guidebok.htm

The Scientific American Book of Projects for the Amature Scientist, C.L. Strong

Build it Yourself Science Laboratory, Raymond E. Barrett

700 Science Projects for Everyone - originally published as: UNESCO Source Book for Science Teaching

Illustrated Handbook of General Science Teaching Aids by John Alusik

for those that want to get serious, or perhaps just disected the family appliences as a youth:

Building Scientific Apparatus; A Practical Guide to Design and Construction, by J. Moore, C. Davis and M. Coplan, 2nd edition.
(this book is technical)

for the more adventurous, (or bored), sites that contain instructions for making illicit drugs sometimes have interesting ideas for improvising lab equipment.

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[*] posted on 27-3-2003 at 18:17
here is another one


Improvised Lab Equipment

link dead,
uploaded the file on the FTP.
Who has no account PM me and I`ll mail it.


The ones tangent named are fine stuff. The working on glass alone is worth a look!

ORG

[Edited on 11-4-2003 by Organikum]
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[*] posted on 28-3-2003 at 05:22


ORG,

thanks for the contrabution!

do you have a ref for that and is it the whole document or just part of it. (missing first 20 pages, but anything after the last page?)

had 2 errors reading the file. might check it.

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...Politics then reigned in Rome. She had her two sisters, Deceit and Greed, as ministers. Under their command, Ignorance, Fanaticism and Fury were seen to prevail in Europe. They brought wretchedness everywhere they went. Reason hid in the bottom of a well, along with her daughter, Truth. No one knew where this well was. If anyone had guessed, he would have gone down into it to cut the throats of mother and daughter.

-Voltaire, Eloge historique de la Raison, 1775

Throughout the world ... we use the word \'politics\' to describe the process so well: \'Poli\' in Latin meaning \'many\' and \'tics\' meaning \'blood****ing creatures\'.
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[*] posted on 30-3-2003 at 00:05


sorry I discovered it "as is" on some unnamed ftp in the wilderness of nowhere.

Say: I don´t have a clue where I got it from. I will nevertheless start a expedition in the depth of memory and try to recover this lost knowledge, tear it outa the claws of the monsters there. (shudder)

you see I am willing to give all and more.

ORG ;)

btw. I don´t get the file chemcroc.pdf in the link of yours downloaded in way it is to display. Does it work at yours or is it damaged on the server?

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[*] posted on 30-3-2003 at 00:47


it says dammaged and can't be repaired for me too... - bummer!

thanks,

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[*] posted on 30-3-2003 at 05:26


to the weapons comrades!
e-mail gun ready?

J. David Lockard, Director
jl51@umail.umd.edu

please mail to to this address and person a whiny complaint on the fact that the file

chemroc.pdf

is damaged and not readable. This fact
throws a shadow on the blablabla......superb.....euphoric....

please mail from all your mail accounts. Don´t forget to change the text a little bit.


thanks.
of course I will go first!
Now Or Never!
ORG :D
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[*] posted on 4-12-2005 at 11:54


E-mailing that address was the first thing I did. and..., guess what,.... it is dead.

I will try to root this book out of the library and rescan that chapter.

I uploaded it to rapidshare anyway (with the damaged chapter - just in case someone has a magic tool for repairing damaged PDFs)

Guidebook To Constructing Inexpensive Science Teaching Equipment
Volume II: Chemistry
Inexpensive Science Teaching Equipment Project, Univ. Maryland, June, 1972

Download: http://rapidshare.de/files/8618814/Constructing_Inexpensive_...
Format: Zip of 15 PDFs, 1.8 Mb
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[*] posted on 12-12-2005 at 11:06


Thanks for posting this. I've seldom seen such a discussion, MacGyver would be proud.

Another book along those lines, but focused on organic synthesis is Loewenthal's "Guide for the Perplexed Organic Experimentalist".
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[*] posted on 22-1-2010 at 06:36
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I too am looking for this collection of books, The URL in the original post has become deceased. So to view the page here is Archive.org's copy.

http://web.archive.org/web/20070704042228/icase.unl.edu/guid...

I tried contacting the books author but he was sadly passed away.

I sent a PM to CherrieBaby about two months ago but I received no reply.
Login in to the FTP is seemingly futile as one is not prompted to enter their details the page just times out:

421 Login time exceeded. Closing control connection.

So if there is anyone out there with these books, please respond!
Your time is appreciated.
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[*] posted on 22-1-2010 at 06:47


The Scientific American Book of Projects is here. I hope you can find the others and post them somewhere.
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[*] posted on 22-1-2010 at 07:13
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Thanks for the help Entropy, but I am looking specifically for the ''Constructing Inexpensive Science Teaching Equipment'' series.

I tried to contact the host of http://citsci.blogspot.com/ who discusses improvised labware and mentions this book series , but as of yet, have not received a reply.
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[*] posted on 22-1-2010 at 12:27


Found the PDF:
Guidebook to Constructing Inexpensive Science Teaching Equipment

Also at the same site:
Electro-plating for the Amateur

And lots more, some apparently offline, but try the links anyway, as some that were listed as "offline" worked fine.

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[*] posted on 22-1-2010 at 16:31
FTP


Both pdfs saved in the OTHER folder on the FTP. Thanks for the contribution ! From time
to time I scour the board for material useful to members and drop copies in the appropriate
folders. Your efforts are not unappreciated. :D


[Edited on 2010/1/23 by MadHatter]




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[*] posted on 22-1-2010 at 19:10


Quote: Originally posted by chirophront  
Found the PDF:
Guidebook to Constructing Inexpensive Science Teaching Equipment
This looks way more dangerous than the Golden Book of Chemistry. I like it.:D
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[*] posted on 23-1-2010 at 00:36


Maybe this book is useful too.
There is also a chapter about working with glass and I found the "vacuum chapter" very interesting too.
Credit goes to Avaxhome.

Building Scientific Apparatus
By: John H. Moore Christopher C. Davis Michael A. Coplan Sandra C. Greer | Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521878586 | 2009-07-20 | PDF | 662 pages | 6,2 Mb

http://rapidshare.com/files/331843488/0521878586.rar

MIRROR

http://uploading.com/files/a6d1c1b1/0521878586.rar/
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[*] posted on 23-1-2010 at 07:16


Quote: Originally posted by derringer  
Building Scientific Apparatus
By: John H. Moore Christopher C. Davis Michael A. Coplan Sandra C. Greer | Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521878586 | 2009-07-20
I have a first edition of this book. It's more focused on how to design equipment that to construct it, which is what you want if you're doing any kind of quantitative measurement. That focus is entirely to be expected, given that its science is physics; a better title would have been "Building Physics Apparatus". Nevertheless, there's plenty of overlap for this volume to be useful for amateurs working in other areas. The chapters on optics are the strength of the book. The chapter on charged particle optics is detailed enough to homebrew an electron microscope, for the very highly motivated. The weakness has to be the chapter on electronics; you'll need another reference.
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[*] posted on 23-1-2010 at 21:51


Thanks for the 3 vols Chirophront! your contributions are received with gratitude!
If anyone is wondering Vol 1 is Biology, 2 Chemistry, and 3 physics.

Derringer,
Building Scientific Apparatus, is more in the vein of what I was originally looking for, slightly suprised at the wealth of information! thank you!
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