Place I Went: American Science and Surplus (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
|American Science & Surplus
This place is AWESOME! I had to get to the airport and was time compressed, but OH WOW! I got a Diffraction Grating and a Prism and a Lab Stand and Litmus paper and a dropper bottle and a cork borer. The had a (not for sale) canon sight I got to look through too. The selection of Lab supplies was fantastic! I could have spent hours there was so much stuff! I really wanted to get some other things, but there was no way a Sep Funnel or Burette was going to live through the trip back home in my tiny suitcase, even if I checked it.
I'm excited about the diffraction grating. This was an awesome place and I'd love to go again. I'm going to do a science demonstration with the kids where we take light apart and see what the sun is made of (spectroscopy). I hope they like it.
In the "I almost bought it but I didn't category, they had some big 1" steel balls, 3.5" thrust bearings, Lab Coats, a wooden TREBUCHET, electronics, a bunch of motors and gears, gas masks, parachutes, Insects mounted in resin. So much cool stuff! DID I MENTION THE TREBUCHET?
I picked up a business card for the Milwaukee MakerSpace. If I get a long term gig in Milwaukee I'll have to check them out. Hanging out in hotels every night gets a little old.
This was a fantastic trip. Definitely worth weathering the Wisconsin winter.