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The world's first mini handheld collection of all of the elements in the known universe. Well, except the dangerously radioactive ones.
The world's first mini handheld collection of all of the elements in the known universe. Well, except the dangerously radioactive ones.
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The Heritage Periodic Table

Introducing the world's first and only miniature Periodic Table with the actual elements in it! Over the last year, we have successfully collected each and every stable element. After considerable R&D, we have finally developed a method of embedding each element in acrylic and we have to say, the result is awesome!

The Heritage Periodic Table pretty much speaks for itself. The collection looks great on a desk, in your hands, and anywhere else it can be displayed.

The Specs and Details

The Heritage Periodic Table measures approximately 4.5" x 6" x 1" (114mm x 152.4mm x 25.4mm). The collection contains 83 individual element samples. Due to its rarity and radioactivity, Technetium was excluded from the collection as was Promethium. Except for Uranium and Thorium, elements 84 (Polonium) through 118 (Oganesson) were also excluded (for obvious reasons). 

Although several elements within the Periodic Table are dangerous, the collection is safe to handle and store. 

In order to produce the correct sizes for the Periodic Table, the elements are broken, cut, machined, melted, or smashed with a hammer. The size of the element samples is typically no larger than 5mm in any direction.

The Periodic Table contains pure bubbles of the gaseous elements (Xenon, Krypton, Argon, Neon, Helium, Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Hydrogen). 

360° View of the Periodic Table
360° View of the Periodic Table

A Few of the Elements

Elemental sample of silicon as a 6" wafer.
Elemental sample of silicon as a 6" wafer.

We tried to source some awesome specimens while collecting the elements. Pictured above is the sample of silicon included in the Periodic Tables. The specimen is a silicon wafer with microcircuits (dies) manufactured into the surface. Wafer semiconductor material is notoriously pure (except for a small amount of dopant atoms). We thought it would be awesome to see a finished silicon IC in the Periodic Table, so here it is.

Bismuth crystals showing the iridescent properties of the oxide layer
Bismuth crystals showing the iridescent properties of the oxide layer

Bismuth is a rather dense metal that forms fascinating crystals when it is melted and allowed to solidify under the right conditions. Although bismuth is a heavy element (number 83) and falls next to radioactive elements, the metal is considered the last stable element in the periodic table. That said, it was discovered in 2003 that bismuth is ever so slightly radioactive (its half-life is incredibly long though). 

Electrolytic cobalt metal
Electrolytic cobalt metal

Cobalt is one of a select few elements that interact with magnetic fields. This metal finds use in batteries, permanent magnets, pigments, alloys, and many other applications. Interestingly, compounds of cobalt are necessary in metabolic processes in animals. Like many other metals, however, soluble salts of cobalt are considered poisonous. 

Vanadium crystals
Vanadium crystals

Vanadium is one of the most underrated elements in the entire periodic table. Not only is the crystal structure of this metal amazing, the element is used in extremely important applications. Small amounts of vanadium mixed with steel will greatly increase the strength of the alloy. High-speed steel - a tool steel used in machining applications - contains between 1-5% of vanadium. 

The Rewards

The Heritage Periodic Table ($230.00 Pledge)
The Heritage Periodic Table ($230.00 Pledge)
The Periodic Table Bottled Display Set with 50 elements (Pledge $155.00)
The Periodic Table Bottled Display Set with 50 elements (Pledge $155.00)

Where You Come In  

We already have all of the elements we need to create the Periodic Tables. In order to have the tables created professionally, we need a substantial amount of capital. We brought this project to Kickstarter to share the idea with the world, raise the necessary capital, and hopefully get some feedback in the process.  

We have had tremendous support from the Kickstarter community for our previous projects and we feel rather fortunate to be able to bring our ideas to life. Right now, the Periodic Table is in the prototype phase. Our goal is to make this a lasting product that is featured anywhere and everywhere. If this is something that you find interesting, we would love for you to share it!

Thank You!

Thank you so much for the support!

Risks and challenges

Each element has unique chemical properties. As such, the main risk with this project will be safely and efficiently embedding every element in acrylic. We are fortunate to have a team with years of experience in product design and manufacturing. Should any issues arise with the manufacturing/fulfillment, we will be fully transparent with our backers.

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    Bottled Display Set (50 Elements)

    The Periodic Display Set includes 50 elements all enclosed in a professional display case. The display case measures approximately 8 1/4" x 14 3/4" x 1".

    *Free shipping within the US.

    **This is the bottled display set, not the acrylic Periodic Table.

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    The Heritage Periodic Table (Acrylic)

    This is it! Choose this reward to receive the Heritage Periodic Table!

    The Periodic Table includes 83 of the universe's elements all embedded in a stunning acrylic block. Each Periodic Table is unique.

    The Periodic Table is approximately 4.5" x 6" x 1" in size.

    *Free shipping within the US.

    **MSRP will be $299.99

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    • Certificate of Authenticity
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    The Heritage Periodic Table (Acrylic)

    Choose this reward to receive the Heritage Periodic Table! This will be the second production run with fulfillment in June.

    The Periodic Table includes 83 of the universe's elements all embedded in a stunning acrylic block. Each Periodic Table is unique.

    The Periodic Table is approximately 4.5" x 6" x 1" in size.

    *Free shipping within the US.

    **MSRP will be $299.99

    Includes:
    • Heritage Periodic Table
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Microfiber Pouch
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    The Heritage Periodic Table (Acrylic)

    This is it! Choose this reward to receive the Heritage Periodic Table! This will be part of the second production run with fulfillment in May.

    The Periodic Table includes 83 of the universe's elements all embedded in a stunning acrylic block. Each Periodic Table is unique.

    The Periodic Table is approximately 4.5" x 6" x 1" in size.

    *Free shipping within the US.

    **MSRP will be $299.99

    Includes:
    • Heritage Periodic Table
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Microfiber Pouch
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    The Heritage Periodic Table (Acrylic)

    This is it! Choose this reward to receive the Heritage Periodic Table! This will be part of the second production run with fulfillment in May.

    The Periodic Table includes 83 of the universe's elements all embedded in a stunning acrylic block. Each Periodic Table is unique.

    The Periodic Table is approximately 4.5" x 6" x 1" in size.

    *Free shipping within the US.

    **MSRP will be $299.99

    Includes:
    • Heritage Periodic Table
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Microfiber Pouch
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    Heritage Periodic Table + Display Set

    Choose this reward to receive both the acrylic Heritage Periodic Table and the Bottled Display Set!

    *Free shipping within the US.

    Includes:
    • Heritage Periodic Table
    • Periodic Table Display Set (50 Elements)
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Microfiber Pouch
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    2 Heritage Periodic Tables (Acrylic)

    Choose this reward to receive 2 Heritage Periodic Tables! This will be the second production run with fulfillment in June.

    The Periodic Table includes 83 of the universe's elements all embedded in a stunning acrylic block. Each Periodic Table is unique.

    The Periodic Table is approximately 4.5" x 6" x 1" in size.

    *Free shipping within the US.

    **MSRP will be $299.99 each

    Includes:
    • Heritage Periodic Table
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Microfiber Pouch
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