President Barack Obama hosted the first White House Maker Faire on June 18. Presenters demonstrated do-it-yourself techniques optimizing technologies such as 3-D printers. Among the invited “makers” was Manu Prakash, a 2013 Pew scholar and assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University.
Prakash showed attendees how to assemble Foldscope, an origami-inspired microscope he developed made from laser-cut paper, plastic tape, and a tiny glass bead. He also presented a chemistry set he built from a toy music box. His goal is to make ordinarily complex and expensive scientific equipment more accessible to people around the world.
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