In the Lab

Five tried and true rules to guarantee your experiment will work

And if the experiment doesn't work OK, so it happens. But we are prepared! Scientific experimentation is not an exact science (see what Reeko did here - it’s called a “pun”). That's what experimentation is all about. But, since we've been asked this question on more than one occasion, here's the standard answer. Follow these 5 simple steps if one of the experiments on our site does not work. Carefully repeat the experiment again Carefully repeat the experiment again Carefully repeat the experiment again Email Reeko with your question/problem with the experiment Carefully repeat the experiment again Following these 5 steps will almost always guarantee success. And, you also get a more precise feel for how a real scientist conducts experimentation. [iframe src="" height="180"] Not sure what's going on here? Check out the

About Reeko

Everything you wanted to know about Reeko but were afraid to ask What can we say about Reeko. He's a big science fan. He spends most of his spare time watching the Discovery Channel and rebuilding old robots. Lives alone with his 3 cats. Oh yeah, and he's a computer nut too... Oh, you want to know about Reeko's Web site? OK, well, Reeko developed this Web site for three reasons: He has always been fascinated with science. It's still one of his favorite hobbies. Reeko hoped he could instill his love of science into his three beautiful kids. Reeko is a professional computer scientist with too much free time on his hands. Reeko hopes the kids will find this page fun and hence foster a love for

Frequently Asked Questions

Confused? Bewildered?  Just plain dumb?  Check out the FAQ below. How come you pick on Dads so much? Because we love 'em.   What do you look like?  Would I recognize you if I saw you on the street? Well, if I'm wearing my cape and my shirt with the big letter 'R' on it then you'd probably be able to spot me.  But in order to avoid recognition, Reeko often masquerades as a mild-mannered mad scientist.  Still, if you see someone with wild hair sticking straight up, a glazed look in his eyes, and smells like chemicals - who knows, maybe it's Reeko...   How come you always put those little dots (...) at the end of sentences? ...   Who is 'Chimp"? Reeko's chess playing monkey.   OK, then who's 'Delilah'? Reeko's good-for-nothing cat.   How come you didn't

Reeko's Safety Policy

Reeko’s lecture about children and safety on the Internet Reeko realizes that this site gets much of its traffic from kids.  With that in mind, it's only fair that we discuss Net safety (sorry, but Reeko is a parent and has to get just one lecture in before you go). Reeko gets tons of email everyday from kids - and that's great!  He tries to respond to each and every one of them.  But kids should be aware that it's often wise to ask Mom and Dad for permission before sending email to a stranger.  It's just common courtesy to ask Mom and Dad about this.  Besides, they'll get a kick out of how responsible their little one is for being aware of online Internet dangers... Here's the

Awards for Excellence

OK, so pickings are a little slim right now but we have nowhere to go but UP!  Be sure to vote and/or suggest our site for website awards (they really make Reeko's head swell) and don’t forget to share stuff you find in Reeko’s Mad Scientist Lab with your friends (it’ll really make their heads swell as well).     2013 Texas Excellence Award - Excellence in Software (USTCI)       Additional site recognition includes a review in the School Library Journal (October 1998, February 2000), review in the Washington Times (October 1999), and “expert” interview in New York Times..