I started my journey conducting my own DIY experiments and interviewing scientists at institutions like the Diamond Light Source, CERN, and John Innes Centre Genetics Research Lab in Norwich to gain a better understanding of the current state of science see these experiments up close.
Cost and know-how turned out to be the main factors limiting access to the right tools and thus the means to conducting your own experiments at home.
It was at the DIY Biology Club, a part of the London hackspace, when a solution presented itself. Here anyone could learn about and experiment with DNA and Synthetic Biology using improvised tools made from general household materials, following structured open-sourced materials. But for most people making their own equipment presents another roadblock. Kitchen appliances turned out to be the closest thing normal people would have to scientific instruments, which sparked the question: