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Gonna Build Me a Rotovap Update

July 1st, 2009 · 15 Comments · rotovap

posted by Dave Arnold As readers of this blog might know, I’m building my own rotovap. I think I can improve on the laboratory rotovap (I know I can). For the reasons to make a new one, see here. If you don’t know rotovaps, see here. Here is the condenser section of the new rotovap. […]

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We have the capability to build a custom rotovap: better, faster, stronger…

June 23rd, 2009 · 8 Comments · rotovap

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Remember what I said before about Dave custom-building solutions to the problems he perceives in almost every standard piece of equipment?  Well, as he posted last week in Gonna Build Me a Rotovap, he’s focused his problem-solving tinkering on his favorite toy. Goodbye fragile (expensive) glass bulb and water bath, hello […]

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Measuring Temperature: Thermocouples Made Easy and Cheap

June 19th, 2009 · 10 Comments · thermocouple

posted by Dave Arnold Cooks love their thermometers. Thermocouple thermometers are especially loved because they are rugged, can measure extreme temperature ranges, have a wide range of available probes, and are fairly accurate once calibrated properly.  But they can be expensive. This post is dedicated to making thermocouple probes affordable, by rolling your own. Thermocouples […]

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