Workbench

2013-12-11 01:25 by Ian

Enough visitors to my home have taken pictures of my workbench to convince me to put pictures and descriptions of things online.

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Secondary battery and isolator installation

2013-11-26 08:29 by Ian

I bought a 250A battery isolator on ebay for $70, but when the thing arrived, I realized that I had a serious problem on my hands. The thing was too long to fit in any convenient mounting location. So I had to get creative.

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Metalcraft (PC Case)

2011-03-05 07:55 by Ian

For the past eight years, I’ve been limping along on my 2Gz P4a. I finally built myself a new PC, and quickly found that as the hardware has become better, the cases have gone one of two ways: Either cheap 1/16” steel rattletraps that cost $40, or Xbox hueg l33t towers full of lights and windows.
No thank you. I’ll roll my own.

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The coolant chiller

2009-06-25 19:52 by Ian

For doing distillations and extractions using solvents with low boiling points (such as diethyl ether or chloroform), the coolant in the condenser must be below the temperature of tap water.

This is my solution to the problem of reliable sub-zero cooling.

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