During the summer of 2015, I had the opportunity to participate in Lego2Nano. Lego2Nano is an international student project making real science accessible to young people by developing low cost scientific equipment for schools and beyond. Over three years of the summer school in Beijing, international and interdisciplinary teams of university students have developed their Open AFM—an open-source atomic force microscope assembled from cheap, off-the-shelf electronic components, Arduino, Lego and 3D printable /laser cut parts.
I was on the mechanics team and used Autodesk to design the flexure stage for the AFM as well as the holder for the DVD imaging head. 
I designed and laser cut the stand for the sample as well as the box that would hold the microscope.
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