One of the great advantages of the microscale approach, particularly in these cash-strapped times is the fact that it can be significantly less expensive than working at a normal scale.
Part of this is due to the fact that far less is used of any reagents, some of which can be expensive. But another saving is that many, even most, of the experiments can be carried out using cheap, sometimes home-made equipment rather than needing expensive (and fragile) laboratory glassware.
The pages linked to here, give information on the use and/or making of all sorts of pieces of equipment that will make your microscale chemistry more affordable.
Balances - An overview of inexpensive balances that are suitable for microscale chemistry use.
Conductivity tester - How to make and use a portable conductivity tester.
Heating - Methods of heating on a microscale. Including How to make a mini spirit burner and How to make a micro heating mantle
Reaction vessels - a look at suitable vessels for carrying out reactions in or on. Laminated sheets, Spotting tiles, vials/bottles, combiplates and crucibles
Supports - Devices for holding your reaction vessels in place. Including clamps, a mini tripod attachment for the spirit burner and a bespoke marble chip holder.
Titration - Methods for carrying out titration on a microscale using inexpensive equipment.
Microscale Hoffman Voltameter - How to maks a cheap voltameter for a few pounds.