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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

An Experimenter's Site Worth Checking Out

Occasionally, I find a truly unique website posted by a fellow experimenter. This one, by Nyle Steiner K7NS, definitely fits that description. Indeed, it shoes that remarkable things can be done WITHOUT modern devices. Some of his stuff definitely has a sort of Jules Verne-esque "steampunk" feel. VERY COOL!

This site features homemade vaccuum tubes, homemade semiconductor devices, several schemes for broadcasting speech and music over a light beam, and more.

Some of the technologies featured date back to the early 1900s, but are doable by the amateur scientist today.

Fascinating stuff!! My only caveat is if you decide to replicate Mr Steiner's experiments in which small pieces of galvanized metal are heated, I'd suggest doing this OUTDOORS with a small fan to blow the fumes away from you - said fumes are highly toxic.

As always - Have fun and stay safe!

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