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Public Lab's Microscope Set-up

by vanjo63 | November 06, 2019 21:39 06 Nov 21:39 | #21418 | #21418

Set up of the Microscope Kit from Public Lab, a USB webcam connected to my Raspberry Pi 4B 4GB RAM. A 40X microscope objective lens is connected to the webcam sensor.

On the Raspberry Pi, I use the software GUVCview to take image with the webcam.

First sample tested: one of my hair.

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This looks awesome! Also well illuminated. Did you use a cover sheet for the sample or is this just freeform? It looks like there are tiny bubbles in the image.

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Yes I use a thin cover sheet over the hair (from bottom to top: glass slide, hair, cover sheet). I think the bubbles are real, I added normal water to the hair (it is useful for microscopy to use hydrated samples).

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