So last week I decided to get serious about a few needs I knew I had.
1) Ferm temp control
2) stir plate
Due to the magic of craigslist, HBT and reddit (plus my own cheapness), here's what I got:
7 cu. ft. chest freezer for FREE on c-list.
STC-1000 $28 shipped
power cord $15
project box $8
the other odds and ends I have
fan, magnets, cigar box, wall wort reddit.
rheostat, on-off, $10
stir bar - $5
Chugger pump from here - $65
Now all I have to do is assemble them. Easier said than done, but YAY DIY!