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Old 04-12-2011, 04:44 AM   #1
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Default Start of new stir plate

So I've decided to do a fun little project of upgrading current stir plate in a radio shack project box to something a little more bling'ed up! I want the ability to have two 2000ml starters going at the same time if the need calls.

Picked up one of these at Microcenter (in silver) - can control each side independently (even has temp monitors for each side if the needed - prob just hook up the probes for ambient temp for now)
http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/044/km0235_detail.html

And picked up two of these at Microcenter.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0350039


For the box, I would like something see through - plexi, acrylic, lexan, etc. Something similar to this , but still looking. Anyone have a good source for plexi/acrylic boxes?

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:47 PM   #2
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That will be nice! You could always buy a sheet of plexi and build your own box to your specs.

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Old 04-12-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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That fan controller is pretty sweet, I assume that will replace the rheostat?

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I used a project box and replaced the top with plexiglass....





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That will be nice! You could always buy a sheet of plexi and build your own box to your specs.
I've thought about that, but was hoping to find something prebuilt to same me some time. I may actually order the one linked to above on eBay. Even if it's not rigid enough, I'll find some use for it for the price.
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I used a 10" acrylic square as a deck for my DIY stir plate:





The bolts support the load with this design. I didn't see a need to box it in when all that was needed was a simple support platform.

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That is so awesome!
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