if you mind your safety precautions, you can do quite alot safely. for example: me and some people at the local hackerspace made RFNA for decapping chips, which would be pretty dangerous if we hadn't thought out containment,PPE and waste handling
I'v read a bit into x-ray safety a while ago. correct me if I'm wrong but shielding and distance is key. And it's surprising how little shielding small sources such as a dental xray actually need
yeah... i think the felling is mutual..
@Ben Krasnow do you still have that DeLorean, and if so isn't it time to do a project with it? Alternate power source, self driving AI, or ?
@Ben Krasnow I see the projects you work on that make it to your channel.. and I know how I'm like with projects. I can hardly imagine the quantity of things you have on the future to do or back burner list.
you know, thinking about it, so many people have this problem
I wonder about the actual logistics of a waste management project
Noel, for both my day job and Applied Science stuff, I like to keep things in my head. I don't do much external tracking with tools.
For every completed thing, there's probably a dozen in various states of being done, started, not started but researched, etc..
maybe somethhing like those mycology things where they grow oyster mushrooms off oil spills
@Ben Krasnow you do a lot of hand written notes as yo ugo?
and then use that as fertilizer since it's not really good for human consumption but it's ok at 3-4rth hand to get those calories from oil
Ben: What do you find interesting from DIY the community? the different projects that people make? Are Art projects interesting to you you?
Ben, what do you see as the next steps to work on to get the plating to produce a more usable product? Do you think it's largely recipe tweaking, or more post-processing, or just unknown?
@Christian yes, they're helpful. But generating as little as possible and checking the shielding work are important too. Would advise buying an x-ray sensor before making x-rays.
Krux, it's true! Some things never make it to the channel. But since I was shorter on time since starting at Verily, I try to "economize" such that most of my work on evenings gets put into a video (eventually) --- sometimes takes years.
I agree with that!
@Ben Krasnow for the sake of getting these thoughts out of your head I highly recommend David Allen's "Getting Things Done" information management algorithm, basically his whole book could be summed up in the flowchart graphic, you can pair that with something like evernote as a way to keep your 'reference' materials text searchable, and it works as a repository you can put any sort of media to
My final micrometeorite plug is the facebook page of OG-micrometeorite hunter Jon Larsen in case anyone wants to see what these things look like: https://www.facebook.com/micrometeorites/ There are tons of high quality photographs in there
Mike, I think the most important thing in the DIY community, is building a sense of agency and control over a person's environment and life. It's a while mindset of positivity that the early years of Make magazine captured well.
particularly good if you use a 'web clipper' extension to save pages (articles, news stories, etc) directly to your evernote repository
makes every cool reddit find permanently text searchable if you use it, the trick is to use it, lol
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