I'm thinking I want an electron microscope for my birthday. Hitachi manufactures a tabletop electron microscope for home use. The great news is you don't have to coat your samples to use this microscope. Your samples are good to go. Every day I think about all I will do with my new electron microscope. I'm getting fairly pumped up about the possibilities. If you want to use it, you can. Just come on over. The new TM3030 is "compact and portable, with incredibly simple operation." Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.