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There’s an interesting piece in the New York Times titled Home Labs on the Rise for the Fun of Science about people equipping their homes with equipment like USB microscopes and computerized telescopes. Make: Online’s citizen scientist guest authors Tito Jankowski and Eri Gentry are quoted talking about the OpenPCR project, and I briefly mention a multimeter I’ve been checking out.

If you read the article and catch the science bug, be sure to check out our excellent book The Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments which shows how to set up a home lab. Also, the Maker Shed is having a massive sale on science stuff. Don’t miss it!

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal