Can any electrical engineers or electrical engineering students tell me how feasible this looks? From my point of view being in physics - looks like it could be done. My best friend told me his son, who is 7, was interested in atoms and he wanted him to build an electron microscope for him. I told my friend - hey, electron micrscope, no way, but scanning tunneling microscopes are actually quite simple devices. I joked we could find DIY plans for one on the internet - then my joke became reality. http://www.shadowcentral.net/2004/01/diy_scanning_tu.html Of course, atoms aren't mentioned in the Bible, so they don't exist.