[hackerspaces] Projects for a mass spectrometer?

Jamie Schwettmann jamie.schwettmann at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 21:09:56 CEST 2011

I for one, would love to know what fake food (and tap water!) are *really*
made of before I welcome our pharmochemical overlords.  Publishing spectral
analysis of the alphabetical array of mysterious multisyllabic additives
currently adorning the shelves of every major grocery chain in the country
would be awesome indeed.

Is it illegal *anywhere* to test dubious substances?  Aren't most substances
dubious until a reasonable accounting of their origin can be determined?

- Jamie

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 11:50 AM, john arclight <arclight at gmail.com> wrote:

> Maybe you can offer to test moonshine that people bring in. Manitoba
> has hillbillies like the US does, right?
> Is it illegal where you are to test pills and other dubious substances
> people bring samples of?
> Arclight
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 8:20 PM, Andrew Orr <andrew at andreworr.ca> wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> >
> > Our hackerspace[1] got offered a mass spectrometer, but we have to figure
> > out what kinds of thing we'll use it for before we can get it. The guy
> who
> > is donating it doesn't want it to sit idle or be put in storage or
> whatever.
> >
> > So my question to you lot is: What kinds of projects / use cases does a
> mass
> > spectrometer have in a hackerspace?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > -Andrew
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