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Build a Microscope with Public Lab

  • 5000

Build a microscope and take it home!

Jan 20 + March 3, 11-1pm

At our DIY Community Microscope workshop, we'll guide participants through building their own microscope with affordable materials: cardboard, bolts, webcams, and tape. It takes only 15-30 minutes to build, and plugs into a smartphone or laptop. We'll look at water and plant samples from nearby sites, and talk about ways that using DIY science tools can lead to meaningful discovery. 

Public Lab is an open community of activists, tinkerers, organizers, makers, educators and scientists around the world, who have worked together to design this kit. We’ve worked with a growing coalition to take a Do-It-Yourself approach to environmental justice issues. 

Instructor: Jeff Warren

Location and Parking

The AS220 Labs is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence RI, 2nd floor. The lab entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way. There is 2 hour metered on street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies

Please be as respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be as on time as possible. If you arrive more than half an hour late we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Please plan ahead, it always takes time to find on street parking. To cancel your reservation, you must email one week in advance, or risk losing your payment.

Cancellation of Classes

If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.

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