Derby #56: Your Favorite Element
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Mercury: fever

Mercury: fever
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toe2254


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special thanks to earthart and Shan24 for the inspiration for this design.

JonSnow


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Detailed pic por favor? I want to view the awesomeness

toe2254


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JonSnow wrote:Detailed pic por favor? I want to view the awesomeness


i'll see what i can do.

toe2254


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detail

toe2254


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the mercury-in-glass thermometer, invented by German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), is a thermometer consisting of mercury in a glass tube. Calibrated marks on the tube allow the temperature to be read by the length of the mercury within the tube, which varies according to the heat given to it. To increase the sensitivity, there is usually a bulb of mercury at the end of the thermometer which contains most of the mercury; expansion and contraction of this volume of mercury is then amplified in the much narrower bore of the tube. The space above the mercury may be filled with nitrogen or it may be a vacuum.

Today mercury thermometers are still widely used in meteorology, however in other usage they are becoming increasingly rare, as many countries have banned them outright from medical use. Some manufacturers use galinstan, a liquid alloy of gallium, indium, and tin, as a replacement for mercury.

The typical "fever thermometer" contains between 0.5 to 3 g (.3 to 1.7 dr) of elemental mercury. Swallowing this amount of mercury would, it is said, pose little danger but the inhaling of the vapor could lead to health problems.

In the United States both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the United States Environmental Protection Agency recommend that alternative thermometers be used in the home.

-wiki

toe2254


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okay, since this design is doing about as well as i expected it to, here's what i've been working on today. i'm thinking of submitting it as a daily. feedback is welcome. also included is the song by Jimmy Buffett that inspired it.

theinfinityloop


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I'm really glad you took on this. It might have done a little better if the thermometer part wasn't so prominent. You did a great job on the liquid metal though. GMV!


toe2254


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theinfinityloop wrote:I'm really glad you took on this. It might have done a little better if the thermometer part wasn't so prominent. You did a great job on the liquid metal though. GMV!


thanks! you're probably right. plus, bad timing on the posting didn't help. two other much better designs posted at the same time.

JonSnow


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toe2254 wrote:thanks! you're probably right. plus, bad timing on the posting didn't help. two other much better designs posted at the same time.



Your daily is awesome though.

earthart


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Nice job toe2254. GMV. I never got the chance to finish my Mercury and am not sure I'll have the chance tomorrow. Best of luck with yours.

toe2254


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earthart wrote:Nice job toe2254. GMV. I never got the chance to finish my Mercury and am not sure I'll have the chance tomorrow. Best of luck with yours.


thanks. i've seen designs submitted as late as monday and still make it to the fog, so if you have the time i say go for it. and thanks for the inspiration. the original post has been edited.

earthart


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toe2254 wrote:thanks. i've seen designs submitted as late as monday and still make it to the fog, so if you have the time i say go for it. and thanks for the inspiration. the original post has been edited.


Thank you. I'm off to the beach with the family (constantly being reminded that "summer is almost over"). When I get back I think I will continue on my design and see if I can post late tonight. Wish me luck!

brooke711


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i love this, but that might be because when i was little i accidentally broke a thermometer, discovering how badass mercury is. my brother was sick so my mom bought a new one, and i hid it...forcing her to go buy a new one. this cycle continued until i had all the mercury i wanted. good times.

it's true.

earthart


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toe2254 wrote:thanks. i've seen designs submitted as late as monday and still make it to the fog, so if you have the time i say go for it. and thanks for the inspiration. the original post has been edited.


toe2254, I finally finished the Mercury design we had spoken about. Take a peek if you have the opportunity. Great collaborating with you.

kriscad


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cool if printed with High Density ink

JadenKale


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kriscad wrote:cool if printed with High Density ink

foil would be a better choice.

2thFairy


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OH WOW!! I hadn't checked the entries in a few days and Wow!! This is most awesome, Toe. Way, way cool!

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