Interest in "cold baths" or benchtop freezers?

Susan Jane Hogarth sjhogart at cc03du.unity.ncsu.edu
Sun Jul 12 02:27:33 EST 1998


Hi,

Is there any interest out there in a peltier-cooled "ice bucket" or 
"benchtop freezer"? Perhaps such a thing has already been developed? I 
envision something that looks like a hot block but that can be used as an 
ice bucket. Rather like using a thermal cycler to do ligations, but it 
would be able to keep a -20c temp. - it would probably have a lid to keep 
water from condensing and freezing, would have interchangeable aluminum 
blocks, and would be electronically controlled.

A nifty idea would be to have a peltier unit between a hot block and a 
cold block, so you could have -both- at once - but of course temp 
regulation in one would be at the mercy of the other.

Anyway, can anyone see a use for such a beast? Willing to pay how much? 
Perhaps 250.00 US?

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Susan ( http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/s/sjhogart/public/home.html )
"It is certainly true that education can do only so much,
 and rarely makes any change that depends on the education
 of the intellectually deficient." S.Hasting



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