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  • cre8tivefix commented on kevin_mic's instructable Sodium Acetate BODY Warmer10 months ago
    Sodium Acetate BODY Warmer

    Your instructable was great. Lots of good info. I started looking up sodium acetate for a totally different reason, but landed here and after a few days made myself a warmer after having some real science fun with my kids. Ran into a few challenges after getting it close, so I thought I would add what I learned. I used baking soda and vinegar to get my SA, so it was helpful to filter it and rinse it with isopropyl alcohol to get rid of particles that were causing it to solidify prematurely. Next, I didn't have a slap bracelet around and wasn't willing to wait for one, so I made a snap disc out of a can lid and a ball pein hammer. It worked but not reliably, so my end fix was just to throw two pennies in the bag and rub them together to start the reaction. Works perfectly. ...see more »Your instructable was great. Lots of good info. I started looking up sodium acetate for a totally different reason, but landed here and after a few days made myself a warmer after having some real science fun with my kids. Ran into a few challenges after getting it close, so I thought I would add what I learned. I used baking soda and vinegar to get my SA, so it was helpful to filter it and rinse it with isopropyl alcohol to get rid of particles that were causing it to solidify prematurely. Next, I didn't have a slap bracelet around and wasn't willing to wait for one, so I made a snap disc out of a can lid and a ball pein hammer. It worked but not reliably, so my end fix was just to throw two pennies in the bag and rub them together to start the reaction. Works perfectly. I used an old curtain bag for the vinyl. And our food saver vacuum thing to make the seals (putting a small strip of cardboard in on side for the funnel to fit through then sealing it again after filling). May not last long, but for now it's great fun. Oh and I haven't tried it yet, but wondering if a pressure cooker might melt them faster? Thanks so much for putting this up.

    Your instructable was great. Lots of good info. I started looking up sodium acetate for a totally different reason, but landed here and after a few days made myself a warmer after having some real science fun with my kids. Ran into a few challenges after getting it close, so I thought I would add what I learned. I used baking soda and vinegar to get my SA, so it was helpful to filter it and rinse it with isopropyl alcohol to get rid of particles that were causing it to solidify prematurely. Next, I didn't have a slap bracelet around and wasn't willing to wait for one, so I made a snap disc out of a can lid and a ball pein hammer. It worked but not reliably, so my end fix was just to throw two pennies in the bag and rub them together to start the reaction. Works perfectly. I used an old ...see more »Your instructable was great. Lots of good info. I started looking up sodium acetate for a totally different reason, but landed here and after a few days made myself a warmer after having some real science fun with my kids. Ran into a few challenges after getting it close, so I thought I would add what I learned. I used baking soda and vinegar to get my SA, so it was helpful to filter it and rinse it with isopropyl alcohol to get rid of particles that were causing it to solidify prematurely. Next, I didn't have a slap bracelet around and wasn't willing to wait for one, so I made a snap disc out of a can lid and a ball pein hammer. It worked but not reliably, so my end fix was just to throw two pennies in the bag and rub them together to start the reaction. Works perfectly. I used an old curtain bag for the vinyl. And our food saver vacuum thing to make the seals (putting a small strip of cardboard in on side for the funnel to fit through then sealing it again after filling). May not last long, but for now it's great fun. Thanks so much for putting this up.

    Your instructable was great. Lots of good info. I started looking up sodium acetate for a totally different reason, but landed here and after a few days made myself a warmer after having some real science fun with my kids. Ran into a few challenges after getting it close, so I thought I would add what I learned. I used baking soda and vinegar to get my SA, so it was helpful to filter it and rinse it with isopropyl alcohol to get rid of particles that were causing it to solidify prematurely. Next, I didn't have a slap bracelet around and wasn't willing to wait for one, so I made a snap disc out of a can lid and a ball pein hammer. It worked but not reliably, so my end fix was just to throw two pennies in the bag and rub them together to start the reaction. Works perfectly. ...see more »Your instructable was great. Lots of good info. I started looking up sodium acetate for a totally different reason, but landed here and after a few days made myself a warmer after having some real science fun with my kids. Ran into a few challenges after getting it close, so I thought I would add what I learned. I used baking soda and vinegar to get my SA, so it was helpful to filter it and rinse it with isopropyl alcohol to get rid of particles that were causing it to solidify prematurely. Next, I didn't have a slap bracelet around and wasn't willing to wait for one, so I made a snap disc out of a can lid and a ball pein hammer. It worked but not reliably, so my end fix was just to throw two pennies in the bag and rub them together to start the reaction. Works perfectly. I used an old curtain bag for the vinyl. And our food saver vacuum thing to make the seals (putting a small strip of cardboard in on side for the funnel to fit through then sealing it again after filling). May not last long, but for now it's great fun. Thanks so much for putting this up.

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