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DIY Science Equipment | Projects | Laser | Portfolio

  • In Rwanda there are no lasers for use in labs. Because of this the students at Kepler cannot do any experiments related to the speed or wavelengths of light. Our goal was to make a laser pointer out of parts that can be found in Rwanda. Even though we ended up using lasers that will need to be imported, the idea was to use lasers found in DVD burners. When the coaches go to Rwanda this summer they will be able to show the Kepler students how to make the lasers, allowing them to experiment with what they can find out from the lasers. We hope that these lasers will be able to help the students explore new things throughout their science education, and that they will be able to create and fix the lasers in the future.