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Make Like Edison and Build Your Own Lightbulb

by Paul Strauss
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Priced at $59.95 (USD), this could be the most expensive lightbulb you’ll ever buy. But at least you’ll experience the thrill that Thomas Edison must have had when he creating his first working bulb.

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This science kit includes everything you need to make your own source of illumination – old school style. The kit includes a vacuum chamber, vacuum pump, tungsten and carbon filament, and wires to connect up a power source (in this case a pair of 6-volt alkaline batteries).

Plus, it comes with a 28-page instruction manual, making it not only the most pricey, but most complex lightbulb you’ll ever own. But in all fairness, the manual teaches a bunch of scientific concepts, not just how to assemble the light. You can get the DIY Light Bulb kit over at the MakerSHED.

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