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Rador Labs is a collaborative outreach project started by The Volatile Chemist and Brain&Force.
- To encourage the practice of amateur chemistry
- To encourage chemistry education
- To facilitate collaborative projects between members of the amateur chemistry community around the world
- To produce materials that may help amateur chemists with their projects
- To end the problem of chemophobia
List any collaborative projects you would like to start here! Sign your posts with four tildes or your Sciencemadness name.
Lab Safety VideoEdit
- Great! I'd be willing to participate! I'm probably a good example of bad technique. Should we actually leave this for commenting, or just Idea suggestion? The Volatile Chemist (talk) 23:49, September 15, 2014 (UTC)
- A quick note, I have 'removed myself' from Rador Labs. I will not be participating in collaborations. May I recommend this page be equipped with a members list, if you want that form of organization.
- This is more of a talk page section, so leave your comments or willingness to participate here. zts16 will post another idea. Brain&Force (talk) 23:59, September 15, 2014 (UTC)
- I would be another good example of 'what not to do' - mainly my super-messy lab. No pics or anything, but I could give a decent voice-recorded spiel on all the things that were wrong with it. -Elementcollector1
- I'll be working exclusively at a university lab, so I'll definitely have examples of what to do. Brain&Force (talk) 02:52, September 16, 2014 (UTC)
Non-Ideal Lab Setup VideoEdit
I thought that it would be a good idea to make a video or series of videos about setting up labs in not-so-convenient locations, such as the garage or the back yard. Basically anything other than dedicated lab space. It could also be a way to showcase setups like this, to help give people, especially newcomers, inspiration and tips for setting up theirs. Zts16 (talk) 02:13, September 16, 2014 (UTC)
- I could help with that; Mine just occupies a single table in my laundry room, and I use all sorts of improvised containers, and shelves and such that I could talk about. I'll definitely need to work on my camera voice, though. That, and clean my lab. No Tears Only Dreams Now (talk) 16:30, September 16, 2014 (UTC)
From careysub at Sciencemadness linked here:
"Of course Robert Bruce Thompson and Elemental Scientific are doing a lot along these lines, and there is still Thames and Cosmos out there I think*, but times being what they are making convenient small quantities of chemicals available at low prices would help out young chemistry enthusiasts a lot. A group of people could farm out the task, acquiring and breaking down the chemical list.
I find amateur astronomers are very generous with their time and resources in this way to promote their science-hobby.
- Interesting Idea! Would this just be the making of a 'shopping list' and writing an experiment book to go along, or actual assembly?The Volatile Chemist (talk) 21:47, September 17, 2014 (UTC)
More videos coming soon!Edit
I'll be doing demo design for the ACSSA's SPARK program. There will be plenty of demo videos coming up soon. I may ask for more suggestions regarding demonstrations in a Sciencemadness thread. Brain&Force (talk) 18:10, October 9, 2014 (UTC)