I've been reading about how to build things.

I'm starting a list of projects that I want to undertake, but which are super unimportant:
Vacuum Cannon
Tesla coil
Telephones and switchboard
Synthetic rubies
Remote control autogyro
Full sized autogyro
A turntable

Most of these things I should be able to make in a weekend, provided I have the appropriate tools and raw materials.

Some of them will take years.

It's difficult to tell the difference at a glance.

In all seriousness, I have a few projects for the Makerspace that are entirely practical and are just the realizations of things that I've been working on for a while.

But when I'm done with those things, it's time for full on Tesla/Edison experimental mode.

We'll make lightbulbs and gemstones and flying machines and no one will stop us.

there's lots of generally important practical work that this building will enable.

recreating a turn of the century laboratory sounds like it's at odds with that, but I don't think it is. What better way to understand the modern world than to re-create it?

@ajroach42 tesla coils are really fun and extremely rewarding projects, and surprisingly approachable depending on what type you want to build

@ajroach42 You might want to skip the bit where they're still cleaning up the containments 80 years later. Manchester were still cleaning up after Rutherford in 1999.

@penguin42 I think we know a bit more about how to deal with this stuff safely// which stuff is actually dangerous to human health today, but you're right that we need to keep this in mind, and build on a foundation of health and safety.

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