Few words about me:From very childhood I loved computers, electronics, lasers, sulfuric acid and liquid nitrogen. I always wanted to be making microchips, UAVs and see nuclear explosion.
Now I am doing software engineering and in the spare time - some microelectronics and physics/chemistry experiments.
I live and work in Russia, Moscow.
Luminol ChemiluminescenceAs Luminol works poorly in water, I had to use Dimethyl sulfoxide as a solvent (150ml). Other ingredients are KOH (~10g) and Hydroperitum (3g). No catalysts were used. ~0.5g of Luminol. One should not use usual hydrogen peroxide, unless you are ready to clean your ceiling (also, whole idea of using DMSO was to avoid water).
This photo is ~30 hours after reaction started.
TL866CS MiniPro programmerJust received USB EEPROM programmer TL866CS MiniPro. Works perfectly :-)
Bought it to debug my old 8-bit computer ORION-128, and probably to build my own. But that's gonna take some time...
ZnCdS:Ag phosphor and black light lamp
QuadcopterGot a quadcopter on my birthday
Quite hard to control despite on-board gyroscope, robots will rule the world.
BLλCK MESAis doneWhat a great game :-) It's so interesting to see same places from Half-Life 1 being creatively re-made. Xen part is missing, but I hate it.
MSDN PremiumFinally was able to activate my MSDN Premium subscription which I won in photo competition 3.5 years ago:
Wanted to do that for quite a while :-)
My new microscope & MIFARE die shotsFinally, arrived my microscope from China - BM-158J:
Bright/dark field, reflective/transmissive imaging, DIC, 5mpix camera.