A Chemistry Set Designed For Young Digital Natives [Pics]
The Heirloom Chemistry Set is modeled after a classic set but can be cut on a CNC router and hand-assembled.
The classic chemistry set gets a redesign with the Heirloom Chemistry Set, which is modeled after the A.C. Gilbert chemistry set that was popular decades ago.
The Heirloom Chemistry Set was developed by chemist and store owner John Farrell Kuhns. Kuhns owns a science store called H.M.S. Beagle, where he builds and sells chemistry sets.
Due to demand and his desire to provide complete sets to a wider audience, Kuhns designed an heirloom chemistry set that can be cut out on a CNC router and assembled by hand. Kuhns also puts together the chemicals in his own lab. Each bottle comes with a scannable QR code that links to online fact sheets — doing away with the need to consult papers for information or safety instructions about the compounds.
Aside from the usual beakers and test tubes, the set includes every chemical from the 1936 edition of chemistry set maker A.C. Gilbert’s book “Chemistry For Boys.”
The Heirloom Chemistry Set is designed for the home experimenter and is also meant to be used for a long time and passed on to family members or friends.
The Kickstarter campaign for the chemistry set launched early in November and Kuhns has already surpassed his target goal of $30,000.
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