Despite the wealth of teaching resources available on the internet, there is a lack of good quality resources for teaching synthetic biology concepts in low resource settings. At the same time, the number of makerspaces and fab labs around the world is growing fast, and 3D printers – which can make many items of low cost, open source scientific hardware – are available in ever more places. Therefore, the lesson summary include;
The microscope slide will serve as the stage where the cells for viewing under the microscope will be.
The waterscope is a low-cost microscope for educational purposes for studying cells built using 3D printed parts, LED, Arduino and an android phone or laptop for viewing cells (ocular lens).