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An app for the very very small

The DIY Nano apps provide free, easy to use, hands-on activities at your fingertips. Each activity includes material lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations. The activity materials are widely available and inexpensive, and you probably have many of them in your own home. Our app includes links to family friendly videos and helps you browse the whatisnano.org public website for more information, activities, and videos. DIY Nano is available for iPhones and iPads (DIY Nano HD).

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DIY Nano for iPhoneDownload on the App Store

DIY Nano HD for iPadDownload on the App Store

Technical Support for DIY Nano and DIY Nano HD

Why doesn’t the app work on my mobile device?

DIY Nano (for iPhones) is currently compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPod touch (3rd to 5th generation. DIY Nano HD (for iPads) is compatible with all iPad models. All iOS devices require iOS 5.0 or later.

Why do the videos in the app lack sound?

The most common reason you don’t hear any sound is due to the “Mute” toggle on your iOS device. Or, just as common, the volume has been lowered so low that it settles on “mute.” If turning up the volume doesn’t work, flip the toggle switch above the volume controls on the side of your iOS device.

Why can’t I view the videos?

Make sure you’re connected to the internet via wi-fi to get the best video experience as we stream from YouTube and Vimeo. If you’re using an iPad, make sure to download the DIY Nano HD App as the iPhone version of DIY Nano may have problems with embedded videos.

Can I send the DIY activities to a friend?

Yes! You can e-mail them a PDF of the activity within the app! Or you can go to www.nisenet.org then scroll down to Resources. Downloadable PDFs for all the DIY activities can be found there.

For technical help: If you have any technical support issues with the DIY Nano app or have any suggestions, please e-mail lhsdevelopment@lists.berkeley.edu

DIY Nano and DIY Nano HD Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the information collected by Lawrence Hall of Science (“we,” “us” or “our”) through our mobile application DIY Nano.

We do not collect any personal data with DIY Nano. When you download and use DIY Nano, we don’t require you to provide any data, and we do not collect any information about you or your device.

DIY Nano complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not knowingly collect personal data of any kind from users of any age.

Users may contact us via email if they have questions about DIY Nano. We may receive a user’s email address and other information about a user if the user submits that information to us through email. We will only use this information to respond to any inquiries from the user.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our privacy policy and practices, e-mail us at lhsdevelopment@lists.berkeley.edu.



The DIY Nano app was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143.

1 Million Downloads

The Hall is honored to have surpassed one million downloads for all our iOS apps. Thanks for your support and for recommending our apps to your friends!

Tutora Education Awards 2017: Tutora BEST Educational App 2017

2014 Featured in Family Fun, Wired App Guide Best DIY Apps, Parents Choice Silver Honor, Selected by Apple as New and Noteworthy on the App Store.

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