Following on from the success of last year’s challenge, new students from the CDT-ACM were asked to build working microscopes for just £100. Four teams competed to win a prize awarded by the CDT.  The winning microscope, designed and built by Jen Hack, Jay Bullen, Natalie Partridge and Minos Skountzos, used a hydrogen fuel cell as a renewable energy source to power the LED light source in their microscope. Other teams were inspired to use mobile phone cameras to build their microscopes.  It was an enjoyable afternoon, and staff were impressed by the resourcefulness and skills of everyone who took part in the challenge.

CDT-ACM Microscope Challenge 2016