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johnheritage

Member Since 27 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 10 2010 11:44 PM
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  • Age 36 years old
  • Birthday September 16, 1984
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  • Location
    Merseyside
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    I have been a major science nerd from the age of about... well, I don't remember actually.

    I was posting on DIY laser discussions at about 11, dad died when I was 10, bought my own oxy/acetylene gear with all my chrimbo / birthday presents piled up, then a mig welder, taught myself. Built a metal casting furnace, got a CNC lathe, etc.

    Went to uni, studied electronics and molecular cell biology, as well as some physics and maths as part of the electronics.

    I am now a main troller of Science Madness / Physics forum, etc and have a growing collection of laboratory gear at home (vacuum pumps / 0.1mg balance / ground glassware / chemical supplier accounts etc).

    My aim was to simplify science, as a lot of the things seen in labs can be replicated at home for very little money, or for free. E.g. stacks of change can become reference masses with accuracies that will surprise you (they're more accurate than most of the balances at homers have). £1-2k lab vacuum pump performance can be had from the compressors in the backs of fridges, for free. I buy lab gear, open it, then look for things that can do the same around the home.

    Now I'm all grown and text booked up, I'm setting my sights on some fireworks for this year.

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