ChemHacker is (for now) a fun place to document personal projects exploring the realm of amateur science and making things.
Open Source Scanning-Tunneling Microscope Project
An in-progress project to create a Scanning-Tunneling Microscope (STM), a device capable of imaging nanometer and smaller features. Commercial STMs cost upwards of $15,000, the goal of this project is to create an open source STM for approximately $1000.
Has been a chemical technician, researcher, student, engineer, entrepreneur, and educator.
Current and past projects:
- Founding member, Pumping Station: One Chicago’s Hackerspace
- Simple Switch Labs art, animation, engineering, food, and other random projects
- Vegetable Oil Road Trip a 13,000 mile trip around the USA in a vegetable oil- and biofuel-powered vehicle.