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The bio-inspired snapping shrimp device is relatively easy to build, making it both useful for reproducibility of the science as well as being fun for those interested to explore. Staack believes with appropriate supervision and less than $100, people ages 12 and up could reproduce the device. The materials necessary to reproduce the device have been made available electronically through an open-access platform hosted by the Texas A&M University Libraries.