The University of Utah's microbarbershop has all the components necessary to cut a single hair
The teeny tiny chessboard designed by the Texas Tech team for Sandia Lab's annual MEMS student design competition features chess pieces half the width of a human hair
A playable chessboard (just left of center in the image above) is one of the numerous components on the Texas Tech winning entry
Anyone who subscribes to the view that good things come in small packages would no doubt be impressed by the winners of this year’s design contest held at Sandia Labs for novel and educational microelectromechanical systems (MEMs). The big, or should I say exceedingly small, winners were the world’s smallest chessboard, which is about the diameter of four human hairs, and a pea-sized microbarbershop that is intended to service a single hair.
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