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Rent A Lab

Rent a chemistry lab by the hour.
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I remember chemistry lessons fondly - especially when we hadn't got any deadlines and just started playing. Now I'm an adult, I have no access to just do experiments for fun.

I want to be able to head to some store, and rent desk space in a lab for an hour (much like an Internet cafe).

Dangerous chemicals and experiments could only be done out of hours, and the fee would include third-party insurance (plus insurance for yourself as an extra).

deaddodo, Dec 12 2000

(?) Rent A Lab http://www.umf.umu..../hyra%20lab_eng.htm
Baked (sort of) [dare99, Nov 28 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Home Chemisty with a bang! http://www.powerlab...chemlabs/sodium.htm
[Cedar Park, Oct 04 2004]


       The lab could also work on comission from the substances used... they order in bulk, supply you the space, but you must buy your chemicals from that lab. Ditto for expensive equipment; the basic use of beakers, burets, vials, balances would be free, but you might be charged per use of a spectrophotometer.
badoingdoing, Dec 13 2000

       This would also be a god-send for those attempting to use their own garage or shack to make meth. No more mixing in the bathtub while the wife and kiddies bang on the door! A rentable meth lab will put the market back in the hands of the small business man.
nutzen, Dec 13 2000

       Not just a chemistry lab -- I've long had a dream of a sort of engineers' commune, with chemistry lab, electronics lab, machine shop, and all that nifty stuff that doesn't readily fit in the average garage (never mind apartment), and that an individual tinker doesn't really need to own, just to have occasional access to. As a commune, it's probably not workable, but as a business... if you could cope with the liability problems, and the inevitable raids by drug, ATF, or, now, Homeland Security agents....
fjgumby, Nov 28 2001

       Remember that one-panel cartoon of a guy with his hands in a large glove box looking over at the hands of another guy in gloves protruding into his clean room, and the other guy is doing the same.
entremanure, Nov 28 2001

       I like this idea, mainly coz I've always wanted to blow stuff up in chem lessons but have never really wanted to incur the wrath of most of the science faculty.
kaz, Nov 28 2001

       I suddenly feel the need to drop sodium into water... [link]
Cedar Park, Jan 07 2003

       This idea is worrying. I think completion of a mandatory lab skills/safety course prior to rental would be necessary.
madradish, Jan 07 2003

       I was curious as to what kind of things you would be interested in attempting to make [deaddodo].
sild, Jan 07 2003

       Live dodos?
madradish, Jan 08 2003

       OK, if you get supervised by a police chemist. Personally, I'd prefer rented workshop space. I miss my highschool metalwork class.   

       Anyway, you'd be amazed what you can make in your own kitchen with commonly found equipment (and sugar, butter, milk, coffee essence and wallnuts)
FloridaManatee, Jan 08 2003

       Cedar Park, make that Casium, it's really explosive
Bugsy, Jan 08 2003


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