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Projects which are currently in the research, building, or editing phases.
TEC Recirculating Chiller
Building a general purpose recirculating cooler for the lab.
Hydrogen
Hydrogen torch and atomic hydrogen welding.
Coffee
Attempting to make coffee taste better and maybe sprout a few seeds along the way.
Marx Generator
Building a high voltage pulse circuit known as a marx generator for Halloween.
Ammonia and Nitric Acid
Ammonia and nitric acid from ammonium nitrate.
Jumbo Salad Spinner
Building a 5gal salad spinner for a local volunteer kitchen.
Vapor Phase Nitration
Making nitroparaffins by vapor phase nitration.
Carbon Dioxide Scrubber
Designing a personal carbon dioxide scrubber.
Hydroponics
Growing plants in water: an automated approach.
DIY LED Grow Light
Designing a low-cost, high-performance LED grow light for plants.
Brewing
Brewing the easy way with ozone sterilization.
Wasabi
Building a specialized growing chamber for wasabi.
Mushrooms
Notes on starting a mushroom growing business: L. edodes to P. ostreatus.
Server
Upgrading my personal dev server: Ubuntu 16.04 on dual 6-core/12-thread Xeon X5680s with 24 GB RAM.
Sodium Metal Without Exotic Chemicals
Making sodium metal without using exotic chemicals, solvents, or apparatus using deep eutectic solvents.
One-Pot Precious Metal Recovery
Dissolving, separating, purifying precious metals from bulk materials in a single pot with recyclable and non-toxic chemicals.
Benzaldehyde
Producing benzaldehyde for the amateur chemist.
Timber
Planting trees on my parent's property for the siblings' retirement.
Nitric Acid
Atmospheric nitrogen fixation for the amateur using plasma.
Primary Alcohol Catalysis
Oxidation/dehydrogenation of primary alcohols using catalysts to form their corresponding aldehydes.
Chemistry Reference
A collection of syntheses.
Health
A few notes on current things I do to stay healthy.
AI Research
Artificial intelligence has held my interest longer than any other topic I have researched. Here are my notes on AI. They are not really for the be...
Tesla Coils
Tesla coils were my first and probably my longest deep dive into a project. I built my first coil around age 12. I even won first place at a region...