On August 10, 2015 we traded in the scanning electron microscope we've been sharing with you for the past 16-plus years -- the microscope we had networked and written custom software for so it could be controlled over the Web.
It's been a long journey. When we made our very first official Bugscope connection, on March 12, 1999, Google had only eight full-time employees, and neither Wikipedia nor Facebook existed.
But we're not leaving. We're taking a necessary break. On August 12, 2015 we installed an amazing new scanning electron microscope that we'll use to host the next iteration of Bugscope. We're still learning how to operate it, and it is not fully networked yet. Soon we'll start writing new custom software that will allow us to share it with you.
We estimate that writing and testing the Bugscope 2.0 software will take 3 to 4 months. So, as noted above, we'll be on hiatus for a while. We hope to be able to start hosting new sessions early in the new year, 2016.
Please stop by occasionally for updates.
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Commitment When you schedule a Bugscope session we're reserving time on a piece of equipment in an active research lab. Additionally, a whole team of people reserves time in their schedules to chat with you online during your live session. If you cannot join us at your scheduled time please let us know, even at the last moment, so that we can free up our staff and equipment.
Planning Ahead These days, especially during the school season, we have been booked up at least 6 weeks in advance. Please consider this when you apply; we may not be able to accept sessions on short notice.
What To Expect Once you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email. You can expect a response in several business days. If your application is accepted we will coordinate with you by email to choose a date and time for your live session.
More answers to questions about the application can be found in our F.A.Q.
Your application has been successfully submitted! You should receive a confirmation email soon. Once your proposal is reviewed we will be in touch to choose a time and date for the session.