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Reports on my backyard science exploits are scattered over multiple resources, including Sciencemadness.org and a blog of mine. Below is a brief selection, to be expanded in the future, of what I feel are some real achievements. Enjoy and please call back later!


I’m in Popular Science magazine!
Practical guide to producing backyard titanium metal

Manganese Thermite based on Mn (II) Oxide

Galligu and assorted niceties
Sulfur free silicon Thermite
First production of backyard titanium metal
A large silicon Thermite reaction

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Photo: non-electrolytic potassium metal globules




Ferric alum geode (about 600 g)



Ferrous sulphate heptahydrate, recrystallised from garden grade iron sulphate (about 500 g)


Potassium Alum 'geode' (just under 1 kg)

10 to 30 mm MnCl2.4H2O crystals (courtesy 'Arthur Dent' (Robert) at ScienceMadness forum)

About 10 g of snow-white, highly crystalline lead (II) nitrate in a 1" test (a penny for comparison)

About 20 g of hydrated copper (II) nitrate, drying on a plastic tea strainer


Wave functions of One-Dimensional Hydrogen