→ Meet the guy who built a Lego microscope that actually works

Elizabeth Fish, writing at TechHive:

Carl Merriam’s Lego Microscope not only looks the part, but it actually works. The idea came to Carl when he noticed that the pod to a Lego X-Pod kit resembled a petri dish, and he saw the microscope as a good challenge. The microscope took two years to complete—the lenses and focusing systems took the longest to build. Carl wanted it to work exactly like a real microscope lens, with multiple lenses and an adjustable focus dial.

Are you kidding me? That is so cool.