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 "Hey, for the Openflexure Microscope I tend to buy the lenses from Aliexpress, usually Sunlight Optical but there are many suppliers. The mass-prod..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
stevie "Hi @SimonPyle hope all is well! Wanted to connect you to @tech4gt who is working on a process like this for microscope slide images. Here's a post ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
Paquicamus " richardbowman commented 5 days ago @kgradow1, thank you for your information and link. I will try and follow the directions. At the moment, I am ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
Ag8n "This seems similar to some microscopes that use a CD or DVD player lense with a phone camera to act as a microscope. Built a couple with the dvd l..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
richardbowman "@kgradow1, you're dead right - the pitch of the pixels on the camera module (v2) is 1.12um so the fine particles do show up as little dots. Fun fa..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
kgradow1 "Paquicamus, there are a number of adapters that are available through Thingiverse to connect the Raspberry Pi camera to a stereo microscope, for in..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
kgradow1 "That's really helpful, thank you! I feel like I need to reread and synthesize this a bit, since I still have a very rudimentary idea of how micro..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
stevie "Wow that's great information. Thanks for posting! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Sure! And be sure to follow the microscopes tag -- lots going on over at #basic-microscope !!! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
zengirl2 "@warren should this be added to the mic page? Also, I'm hoping to print one of these before Barnraising NJ. :) " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Hi @Holger -- hope things are going well. We'd still love to see your work republished here if you're interested. Especially interested in stage co..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "This is really cool! I'm hoping this person may also be interested in pitching in on microscope work -- https://publiclab.org/notes/MicroscopesAreC..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "This is really cool! @partsandcrafts which is right near you (somerville ave) has been working on a related design over at #basic-microscope -- tak..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Also, I'd really like to give this a try as a more contained way to mount the lens -- although surely with some potential rigidity issues too... " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "hi, @dusjagr!! Still digging through all the great work on Hackteria -- have you used this design with a Raspberry Pi? @partsandcrafts @bmela @kgr..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
richardbowman "Hey, nice work! I thought I'd chime in with some information about tube length in case it's helpful. You're right that most RMS microscope object..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "I got this running -- it was pretty simple to change a couple files in the boot drive. But I found that it wasn't easy to just connect via a web br..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "We found that for WiFi networks with no password, you can get it to log into any open network with: network={ key_mgmt=NONE priority=-999 ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
Paquicamus "Hi there, what a great project! I have a question, in a certain way related to your article. Would it be possible to connect or adapt your work to ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
stevie "Just built it - So awesome! This kit is really fun. Love it. I might suggest a piece of double sided sticky tape to stick the Rasberry Pi to the b..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
wmacfarl "@warren @kgradow1 @bmela It wouldn't be hard to print out adapters for the v1.3 camera instead of the v2 camera -- the way the OpenFlexure project ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "@wmacfarl @kgradow1 @bmela " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Hi, we're trying to use Raspberry Pi's v1.3 cameras, and the lens adapters don't fit the placement of cables and components on those, but it looks ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
stevie "Hi! I noticed on your last photo you also have a rubber band across the bottom of the scope. What does that one do? Oh nice add-on with the magnet..." | Read more » over 6 years ago