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"From the Ted Talk by Catarina Mota: Play with smart materials"

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The biggest challenge is that material science is complex and rqeeruis expensive equipment. But that's not always the case. Two scientists at University of Illinois understood this when they published a paper on a simpler method for making conductive ink. Jordan Bunker, who had had no experience with chemistry until then, read this ppaer and reproduced the experiment at his meakr space using only off-the-shelf ssuaecnbts and tolos. He used a toaster oven, and he even made his own vortex mixer, based on a tutorial by another scientist/maker. Jordan then published his results online, including all the things he had tried and didn't work, so others could study and reproduce it. So Jordan's main form of innovation was to take an eiprmneext ceatred in a well-equipped lab at the university and rcaetree it in a ggarae in Chicago using only cheap materials and tools he made himself. And now that he published this work, others can pick up where he left and devise even spiemlr processes and improvements.

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The biggest challenge is that material science is complex and ________ expensive equipment. But that's not always the case. Two scientists at University of Illinois understood this when they published a paper on a simpler method for making conductive ink. Jordan Bunker, who had had no experience with chemistry until then, read this _____ and reproduced the experiment at his _____ space using only off-the-shelf __________ and _____. He used a toaster oven, and he even made his own vortex mixer, based on a tutorial by another scientist/maker. Jordan then published his results online, including all the things he had tried and didn't work, so others could study and reproduce it. So Jordan's main form of innovation was to take an __________ _______ in a well-equipped lab at the university and ________ it in a ______ in Chicago using only cheap materials and tools he made himself. And now that he published this work, others can pick up where he left and devise even _______ processes and improvements.

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Original Text

The biggest challenge is that material science is complex and requires expensive equipment. But that's not always the case. Two scientists at University of Illinois understood this when they published a paper on a simpler method for making conductive ink. Jordan Bunker, who had had no experience with chemistry until then, read this paper and reproduced the experiment at his maker space using only off-the-shelf substances and tools. He used a toaster oven, and he even made his own vortex mixer, based on a tutorial by another scientist/maker. Jordan then published his results online, including all the things he had tried and didn't work, so others could study and reproduce it. So Jordan's main form of innovation was to take an experiment created in a well-equipped lab at the university and recreate it in a garage in Chicago using only cheap materials and tools he made himself. And now that he published this work, others can pick up where he left and devise even simpler processes and improvements.

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