American Science and Surplus
Building a prototype? Running an experiment? Assisting with a science project? If you’re a self-proclaimed nerd or an aspiring one, and need to find the associated equipment in order to execute the vision, there is one go-to place for fulfilling your needs. Go to American Science and Surplus where you can once again feel like the proverbial kid in a candy store with a wide variety of components, parts, test equipment, oddities and the like.
5316 N. Milwaukee, 773.763.0313,sciplus.com
—Stephen Melamed, associate director, UIC Innovation Center (Design 50)
Best of Chicago 2015