Question: How do DIY microscopes compare (cost, ease of use, resolution) to commercial options?

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warren asked on October 02, 2017 18:28
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For folks to decide whether a DIY microscope is a worthwhile approach in (for example) looking at dust pollution samples, how do some of the DIY options compare on:

  • price
  • resolution of a photo (in microns per pixel)
  • ease of use

Keep in mind we want to compare microscope/camera pairs! We can only get a "microns per pixel" number to compare with if you're taking a picture through a microscope. Thanks!

#pm #dust #particulates



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@bmela - posted the question i emailed you about! Thanks!

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Here's a good review @maxliboiron posted:

https://publiclab.org/notes/liz/09-28-2016/diy-microscope-resources

@kgradow1, check it out!

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Here are so a few options from the catalog at http://enasco.com/science:

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