What would you do with an STM?

When I started this project, I had only one idea for using an STM: looking at nanoparticles.

Since then, I created this sign-up form where people are asked the simple question above.  Here are some of the fantastic answers I received (actual quotes):

  • “I have a project of a small semiconductor fuel cell that I want to experiment with”
  • “A perfect research tool for a homeschooler or small school!”
  • “I am neuroscience student at Keele University (Staffordshire, UK), I will use it for my research.”
  • “Scan for micro-fractures on radio-controlled helicopter and aircraft load bearing components and bearings.”
  • “Look at cancer cells and experiment with magnetic frequencies and cancer cell destruction.”
  • “Hi! I’d like to examine the morphology of bees when subjected to the insecticide imidacloprid.”
  • “I am working as assistant professor in VIT university, Vellore, India. I am interested to do surface probe microscopy (SPM) with an STM.”



4 Responses to “What would you do with an STM?”

  1. Dave says:

    Any chance we will see or hear more about the latest version at OSH?

  2. Dave says:

    …or OHS, as the case may be…

    • Sacha says:

      Sadly, I’m not going to OHS this year (I highly recommend it though, most amazing event I’ve ever attended). The lowdown is this: I’m getting pretty close to being done with version 0.3. I’m just trying to nail down some power supply cleanliness and op-amp weirdness issues.

  3. Dave says:

    It will be great to see V0.3 posted. If there is anything I can to to facilitate this, please let me know.