Microscopes
microscopes

A microscope is an optical instrument that can be used for magnification. It's often made up of multiple parts, including: * optics (lens, focus, calibration) * a camera * a lighting system * a moving stage to hold slides Community Microscope Kit We’ve developed a microscope kit you can build yourself - the result of many teams’ work coming together! Read more about the Community Microscope! ## Questions Questions can be either frequently asked questions, or "next step" challenges we're looking to solve. [questions:microscopes] ## Activities Activities show how to use this project, step by step. [activities:microscopes] ## Updates [notes:microscopes] ...


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richardbowman "Super. Oh, and I meant to say - the hexagonal holes are deliberately oversized, they taper down at the end to grip the nut firmly. The idea is yo..." | Read more » about 8 years ago
mathew "Awesome Richard, thanks! The basic mechanism of the rubber bands works flawlessly, the smooth motion is really impressive. I have to post a video..." | Read more » about 8 years ago
richardbowman "Hi Matt, good to hear you got it working :) I have switched to single elastic bands now, and you're right, it does make it much easier. The ins..." | Read more » about 8 years ago
mathew "I found this great tutorial on automating ImageJ scripting and batch processing. It got me up and batch processing in short order: Arjun Mehta, UC..." | Read more » about 8 years ago
SimonPyle "@marlokeno That's a great tip for eyeballing and catching dust. On that note, as I clean up a prototype of some code to automate this process, I'm..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
marlokeno "@mathew, @SimonPyle, @AmberWise, @Damarquis, @Pagyebo Wonderful work- I can't imagine counting particles while sizing them, etc. So cheers to the ..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
tonyc "those are mms, on the measuring tape, btw. Guess I cropped the most important part scale out of the photo! " | Read more » over 8 years ago
tonyc "this is set up to use light from above, so had to force it to get an image on an opaque object. it think there is a lot of room to get better magn..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
tonyc " waterscope_optics_module.pdf Using a Pi cam and some optics from alibaba that runs about $20, you can get sub-micron quality. This image made..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
warren "Love it!! Can you image something of known scale so we know the magnification? Awesome, Tony. " | Read more » over 8 years ago
mathew "I'm writing up an introduction to particles in the air right now (rough draft), and one of the questions I wanted to answer was about naked eye obs..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
mathew "this is really cool! I'm using a commercial microscope right now, and really need to move to an automated slide stage to automate the assay. This ..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
marlokeno "One possibility in order to get a clearer image is to try using the "threshold" filter in photoshop, or photoshop elements, GIMP, etc. It's helped ..." | Read more » over 8 years ago