Bestselling Lab Electronic Pippettors in 2020
A&D Weighing MPA Pipette, 0.1 to 10 mL, Single Channel, Electronic, Includes Charger (MPA-10000)
A&D Weighing MPA Pipette, 10 to 200 ?L, Single Channel, Electronic, Includes Charger (MPA-200)
Eppendorf 3120000062 Single-Channel Research Plus Adjustable-Volume Pipetters, Blue Operating Button, Volume Range: 100 to 1000 µl
BrandTech 705012 HandyStep Electronic Repeating Pipette, 110V
uxcell M26 Hex Socket Design Plastic Male Threaded Sealing Cap Yellow 5pcs
- Country of Manufacture: CHINA; Material: PVC,Rubber; Net Weight: 39g
- Package Content: 5pcs x Threaded Sealing Cap, 5pcs x O Ring; Model: MLD-M26; Main Color: Yellow
- Thread Length: 13mm / 0.5"; Total Size: 35 x 15.5mm / 1.4'' x 0.61''(Head Dia.*L)
- Product Name: Threaded Sealing Cap; Fit For Hole Dia.: M26
- Hex Socket Width: 14mm / 0.55"; Thread Pitch: 1.5mm
uxcell 5Pcs 25mm Dia Rubber Lined R Shaped Stainless Steel Tube Pipe Clips Clamp Cable
- Country of Manufacture: CHINA; Material: Stainless Steel,Rubber
- Net Weight: 85g; Package Content: 5Pcs x Pipe Clip
- Main Color: Silver Tone,Black; Product Name: Pipe Clip
- Clamping Diameter: 25mm/0.98"; Mounting Hole Diameter: 6.4mm/0.25"
- Band Width: 15mm/0.59"
uxcell 13mm Inner Dia Rubber Hose End Cap Screw Thread Protector Cover Black 100pcs
- Country of Manufacture: CHINA; Material: Rubber
- Net Weight: 153g; Package Content: 100(+/-2%) x Insulated End Cap
- Main Color: Black; Product Name: Insulated End Cap
- Total Size: 24 x 15mm / 0.94'' x 0.6''(L*OD)
- Inner Dia.: 13mm / 0.5''
VistaLab 1102 Aluminum Alloy and Stainless Steel MLA Precision Pipette, 15 microliter Volume, +/-5% Accuracy, Silver
- Single-stroke procedure
- Low spring forces reduce thumb muscle activity
- 15 microliter volume
- Silver color
- Lifetime warranty
A&D Weighing MPA Pipette, 0.5 to 10 ?L, Single Channel, Electronic, Includes Charger (MPA-10)
VistaLab 1065-0250 Ovation Single Channel Electronic BioNatural Pipette, 5-250 microliter Volume, 1 microliter Graduation Interval, +/-0.8% Accuracy, Blue
- Unique, comfortable ergonomic design
- Comprehensive liquid handling functions
- Fast, convenient repetitive dispensing
- Blue color
- One year warranty
A&D Weighing MPA Pipette, 100 to 1200 ?L, Single Channel, Electronic, Includes Charger (MPA-1200)
Microcaps 1-000-1000 Disposable Glass Micropipettes, 100 uL; 100/Pk
uxcell G1/4 Hex Socket Design Plastic Male Threaded Sealing Cap Yellow 5pcs
- Country of Manufacture: CHINA; Material: PVC,Rubber; Net Weight: 11g
- Package Content: 5pcs x Threaded Sealing Cap, 5pcs x O Ring; Model: MLD-G1/4
- Main Color: Yellow; Thread Length: 9.5mm / 0.37"
- Total Size: 21 x 12.5mm / 0.83'' x 0.5''(Head Dia.*L); Product Name: Threaded Sealing Cap
- Fit For Hole Dia.: G1/4; Hex Socket Width: 6mm / 0.24"
Star Wars and Asteroids Versus Bettie Page : Pinups and Points of Light
The old classic video games were easy to understand. Some of them remain evergreen like chess or checkers although it's harder to find the electronic dinosaurs that were bound for extinction.
Evolution of the Virtual Reality
I was hypnotized, as well as anyone, by the simple pleasures of Moon Cresta and Food Fight. The graphics improved with every season and the themes of the games expanded to include other fads. The Dungeons and Dragons devotees became absorbed by the big four player "Gauntlet". Race cars and jet fighters were joined in the arcades by gun battles with Ninjas and Zombies. Couch potatoes who could not do a push up became Kung Fu masters.
Though each new innovation was a minor miracle, it's my humble opinion that even today , no entry has been able to surpass the sheer joy of playing "Asteroids". This early entry by the ATARI Company was one of the most popular video games ever. The familiar blue and black cabinet was a fixture in the corner of many bus stations and laundry mats. The crude vector graphics on the screen somehow captured a magic that can't be duplicated by modern game systems. There was no joy stick!
The simple premise of being an astronaut in a tiny little V shaped space ship was so easy to understand. By operating a relatively complex system of buttons, the pilot was able to fire his retro rockets to control his direction and speed, shoot at the alien spacecrafts that threatened him and even enter the dangerous warp drive zone! There was something about the skittering, "no brakes" sort of feeling that was addicting. Die hard players found strategies that enabled them to break up all the big rocks and roll over the scoreboard. "Asteroids" was a case study in the development of future games.
Use the Force, Luke!
If there is any game that ever came close to duplicating the appeal of "Asteroids", I would give that honor to a descendant that was obviously a tribute to the early classic. George Lucas scored a winner with his video game, "Star Wars" and it's sequel "The Empire Strikes Back". Both of these flying games stayed true to the old vector graphics, but now with vastly improved computing powers. Combined with a custom designed controller, the black Darth Vader cabinet was as beautiful as a Corvette. The feeling of piloting ones own star fighter made a player want to stick his head into the screen in order to use "The Force."
Electronic Tiki Torches at Happy Hour
Years after the arcade phenomenon had been ended by home gaming systems, I happened to find a dusty artifact at a yard sale. Unlike the standup cabinets of the big stationary robots, there was another version called the cocktail cabinet . People in bars liked to play "Frogger" and "Galaxion", with a place to put their drinks while feeding quarters into the slot. The sit down version was a rare, deluxe model. I had never seen the cocktail version of "Asteroids" and this one was in prime condition after a bit of glass cleaner and button lubrication. Although two players sat across from each other, they had to take turns since the technology of that era could not support them both at once. This flat universe view was even more engrossing than the stand up original. The minimalist soundtrack of a heart beat spiraling in faster and faster cadence created a sense of urgency and excitement. A generous Mai Tai could add a new level of enjoyment.
Going out with your Boots On
That story has a sad ending that I won't share with you. It's suffice to say that my little "Asteroids" game was played to death in the carpeted game room.
(OK , if you insist !) The last of the Asteroids was breaking up when a runaway kid on a bicycle rocketed through the open garage door. The impact shattered the glass table top and the tv monitor as well as a framed portrait of Bettie Page from " The Rocketeer ". Ironic !
The kid was all right, except for what his friends did to him later. ( Ka-ching!)
It's possible to still find the rare video game museum. Although pinball games have more cache, there are a few technicians who can scavenge the parts to keep to an old video game alive. If you should find an "Asteroids" game, be sure to invest a roll of quarter to give yourself a treat. When you visit Las Vegas , find "The Pinball Hall of Fame" on Tropicana. They claim to have only pinball, but there are also some classic video games hiding in the corner.
Here is link to the articles I wrote about:
The philosophy and language of Star Wars..
The Shipwrecked Story Teller in Space
The Movie Clint Eastwood forgot to make
The Girl with the Magic 8 Ball
Scenes from Dr. Strangelove : The War Room