2013 Pew Scholar Presents Inventions at White House Maker Faire

2013 Pew Scholar Presents Inventions at White House Maker Faire

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.

Read the full article from Stanford Medicine.

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