A Periodic Table Of The Elements With A Small Sample Of 83 Elements Encased In Acrylic

March 14, 2018

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This is the Kickstarter campaign for the Heritage Periodic Table Of The Elements, a small, $230 periodic table (MSRP $300) with a tiny sample of 83 of the elements (including gases!) encased in acrylic. Man, that's gonna look great on my desk until a coworker steals it and I'm left with no choice...BUT MURDER. Dum dum dum!

The Heritage Periodic Table measures approximately 4.5" x 6" x 1" (114mm x 152.4mm x 25.4mm). The collection contains 83 individual element samples. Due to its rarity and radioactivity, Technetium was excluded from the collection. Except for Uranium and Thorium, elements 84 (Polonium) through 118 (Oganesson) were also excluded (for obvious reasons).


Although several elements within the Periodic Table are dangerous, the collection is safe to handle and store.

In order to produce the correct sizes for the Periodic Table, the elements are broken, cut, machined, melted, or smashed with a hammer. The size of the element samples is typically no larger than 5mm in any direction.

All gaseous elements were infused into resin prior to casting. The infused resins contain pure bubbles of each respective gas (Xenon, Krypton, Argon, Neon, Helium, Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Hydrogen).

Obviously, I plan on buying one, then smashing it to pieces with a hammer to see what happens to me. What's your guess -- superpowers? "You waste $230." I was afraid of that. Still, it's a risk I have to take. Probably like a handful of jagged suppositories. "Wait, what?" Turn around I need privacy.

Keep going for several more shots.

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Thanks to Tim, one of the brothers behind the periodic table, for inspiring me to do a little chemistry of my own by mixing all the cleaning chemicals under the bathoom sink into a bucket.

  • David

    So very cool.
    Good idea to omit some of the elements.
    Other then melting your skin, the US government probably frowns upon sending highly radioactive materials through the mail.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    I say include the radioactive ones and send it FedEx.

    (who would want to buy *some* of the elements? That already descibes everyhing I already own!)

  • TheQiwiMan

    WOULD

    BUY

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  • Big Dog on Krampus

    will they start another kickstarter when this one inevitably becomes out-of-date over the next couple years?

  • GeneralDisorder

    Discovering new elements is very difficult. At this point ununoctium has only recently been confirmed to exist and created in enough quantity to be studied and named. It's called Oganesson and it was named along with three others in 2016. I believe ununoctium was technically confirmed to exist back when I was in high school. I took high school chemistry in 2001.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    difficulty isn't stopping anyone, as the record shows

  • Anton Kovalenko

    Now do the Table of the Isotopes!

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    oh man, can you imagine? the book i have for that is already big enough as it is

  • Anton Kovalenko

    Not to mention that absolute majority of it is unstable and radioactive =)

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    yes, yes, completely safe for children of all ages and number of limbs

  • Jonathan Tippett

    In Houston they have one of these that's massive. It takes up the entirety of a wall in one of the museums.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    they have a similar (probably smaller) display in one of the museums in Oak Ridge too. those labs and all the history around it are awesome.

  • The_Wretched

    The extra shots are good. I was going to get bored by just one shot. It's good to get both close ups and a full shot so you have a good idea what's there.

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