DIY Nanotech?

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Anyone? Anything? Even if I'm making little smiley faces on graphite? I'd love to make something that's more complex using steel, even if I have to stitch it together atom by atom.
 

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The most important thing is a steady hand and good eyesight.
 
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And not being allergic to epoxy resins and latex.
 
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Get in your car. Turn on the engine. Well done, you have now created a raft of different nanoparticles.
 
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*sigh*

Ok, so, I take it that this is simply beyond the abilities available for most people without millions of dollars and a lab? If that is the case, just say so.
 
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*sigh*

Ok, so, I take it that this is simply beyond the abilities available for most people without millions of dollars and a lab? If that is the case, just say so.

The study of nanotechnology is a hugely diverse field. Regarding your specific question about drawing on graphene; no you cannot do that at home. You would need something like an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_force_microscopy" [Broken]. There are probably experiments you can do at home to create things like nanoparticles, nanofilms or to nanoengineer a surface but these would be similar to home chemistry experiments and judging by your original post you have something far more advanced in mind.
 
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