PhD student adapts cheap microscope and saves £100,000
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.
Adam Lynch created his own inverted microscope by adapting a cheap instrument he bought online.
Adam realised a USB microscope he had purchased from a hobby shop could be clamped upside down on a table to produce the same images as its much more expensive official equivalent.
He estimates his invention cost around £160, but does not want to patent it because he believes science should be open source.
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