For many decades the Amateur Scientist column in Scientific American was a glorious outpost of dedicated enthusiasm. Here expensive scientific gear such as early lasers and x-ray machines were first presented in great detail as affordable do-it-yourself hacks. As a service to this community of gear-heads, former Amateur Scientist editor Shawn Carlson and a part-time publisher have put together all the Amateur Scientist columns the magazine published from till The bad news is that it is an extremely clunky CD-Rom with a badly designed interface that awkwardly ties into the web. Yet, with this tool, one can tap into a remarkable treasury of enlightened tinkering and science hacking.
Shawn Carlson investigates how plants grow in reduced gravity. Shawn Carlson explains how to build a cosmic-ray telescope. Shawn Carlson describes a way to view the path of charged particles. Shawn Carlson shows how to fine-tune a laboratory thermometer.
The Amateur Scientist was a column in the Scientific American , and was the definitive "how-to" resource for citizen-scientists for over 72 years — , making it the longest running column in Scientific American ' s history. It also inspired amateur experimenters, launched careers in science, and enjoyed a place of honor in classrooms and school libraries all over the world. Although always accessible to an amateur's budget, projects from "The Amateur Scientist" were often elegant and sophisticated. Some designs were so innovative that they set new standards in a field. Indeed, professionals continue to borrow from "The Amateur Scientist" to find low-cost solutions to real-world research problems.
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