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  1. Sorry everyone, I'm going to deprecate this experiment and do the more advanced one as instructed. Therefore: DO NOT FOLLOW THE EXPERIMENT IN THE FIRST POST The experiment is wrong and not of the quality expected in this forum as pointed out in the discussion. The absolute last thing i want is to be posting sub-standard videos seemingly done by a high-school moron showing the wrong techniques. I'm currently working on the correct video demonstrating the creation of actual gelatin film with real chemicals and machinery as well the use of actual developer solutions and processes.
  2. I looked it and my reason doesn't violate the rules, it's not spam, advertising or violation. So i probably can't get it deleted. Sorry for the trouble. I'll just put an addendum on the thread asking people to ignore it. Thanks.
  3. Is there a way to delete your own thread? I realize one that I posted was rather childish and I would like to remove it to keep the high standard of the forum.
  4. I am fully aware of those methods (i even say in the video that "modern photography is better and faster"). But i needed to find a balance between making it easy to understand and follow, and doing it right. I choose the former. The point of the video was just to show the basic idea in the simplest way i could think of. It was NOT my intention to do it the best/cheapest way. Not everyone has a darkroom or the patience to attempt this. My intention is something that even a high school or a grade-school science teacher could demonstrate, or some kid for his/her science fair project. S
  5. Silver chloride is photosensitive, it will darken when exposed to light. This serves as the basis for photography and has only recently been replaced by the digital age. The concept can be demonstrated by making silver chloride from silver nitrate and table salt. Then spreading it out and exposing it to light while placing something to be "photographed" over it.
  6. I made some of my glow stick experimenst into videos: <--- Simple reaction in a vial <--- Scaled up to two LITERS <--- Complete assembly of a glow stick
  7. most dialkyl phthalates (of which diethyl phthalate is a member) will work. ethyl acetate also works. but that glow lasts for about 2-10 minutes. If you can't get your hands on a dialkyl phthalate i don't reccomend expending the effort on getting the other materials. TCPO is expensive, even if you make it yourself, and not using a good solvent is like buying a sports car and never driving it.
  8. Yes it is. And i highly reccomend getting it if you want a nice long-lasting glow.
  9. flamming jelly from vinegar, calcium carbonate, and rubbing alcohol. Not exactly Napalm but tad more interesting than just burning liquid alcohol: Somewhat dangerous because it produces small amounts of chlorine gas, but making chemiluminescence from pool chlorine and hydrogen peroxide: Sodium acetate, (yea it's been done to death but might as well jump on the bandwagon...) And polishing silver using electrochemistry (nothing special, just the classic silver reduction by aluminum foil) EDIT: CR*P! I just realized this was
  10. a gas washing bottle? http://www.chemglass.com/search_category.asp?category=C04&subcategory=S084 Or a gas dispersion tube? http://www.prismresearchglass.com/product.aspx?productID=600&gas-dispersion-tube
  11. Gotta click the "more info" link in the box on the right side of the video. Just under the date and name and just to the right of the "NURD RAGE" icon. As for the color, i'm not quite certain how to clear it up. slow recrystalization might give you highly pure crystals that you can filter off to leave behind the yellow crud. If you're going to go as far as use activated charcoal, i think you might be better off just buying the pure sodium acetate from ebay. you can get it by the bucketload there.
  12. This video might help ya: Read the info bar at the side. It goes into much more detail and gives exact measurements of baking soda for the various percentages of vinegar. You'll need a scale though.
  13. dude, read the topic. He's asking about CARBON. not carbon dioxide.
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