Projects which are currently in the research, building, or editing phases.
TEC Recirculating Chiller
Building a general purpose recirculating cooler for the lab.
Hydrogen torch and atomic hydrogen welding.
Attempting to make coffee taste better and maybe sprout a few seeds along the way.
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.
Growing plants in water: an automated approach.
DIY LED Grow Light
Designing a low-cost, high-performance LED grow light for plants.
Brewing the easy way with ozone sterilization.
Building a specialized growing chamber for wasabi.
Notes on starting a mushroom growing business: L. edodes to P. ostreatus.
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.
Producing benzaldehyde for the amateur chemist.
Planting trees on my parent's property for the siblings' retirement.
Atmospheric nitrogen fixation for the amateur using plasma.
Primary Alcohol Catalysis
Oxidation/dehydrogenation of primary alcohols using catalysts to form their corresponding aldehydes.
A collection of syntheses.
A few notes on current things I do to stay healthy.
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