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Microscopes



A microscope is an optical instrument that can be used for magnification. It's often paired with:

  • optics (focus + calibration)
  • a camera
  • a lighting system
  • a moving stage

Not all are necessary to view something microscopic!

Microscope projects

Below are some examples of microscope projects that are available. Please edit and add.

See and edit the full spreadsheet here

Questions

Questions can be either frequently asked questions, or "next step" challenges we're looking to solve.

Title Author Updated Likes
How big are silica particles, in microns? @warren about 9 hours ago
(Answered) How big are smoke particles, in microns? @warren 20 days ago
(Answered) What is the best low-cost or DIY microscope to use with a group? @gretchengehrke about 1 month ago
(Answered) Have you had any experience utilizing low cost portable microscopes? @gilbert 2 months ago

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Activities

Activities show how to use this project, step by step.

Purpose Category Status Author Time Difficulty Replications
Making an OpenFlexure Microscope - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Automating ImageJ for particle image analysis - - @SimonPyle - - 0 replications: Try it »
Microscope from Tablet Computer - - @MicroscopesAreCool - - 0 replications: Try it »
Optical Imaging of Passive Particle Monitors - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Automating Passive Particle Monitor Analysis - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
OpenFlexure Microscope: high-resolution assembly - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Calibrating a Microscope - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »

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Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.

Updates

Title Author Updated Likes
How big are silica particles, in microns? @warren about 9 hours ago
(Answered) How big are smoke particles, in microns? @warren 20 days ago
(Answered) Have you had any experience utilizing low cost portable microscopes? @gilbert 2 months ago
Sizing particles in microscope images at Portland Science Hackday @mathew 12 months ago
DIY microscope resources @liz 12 months ago
Calibrating a Microscope @mathew about 1 year ago
OpenFlexure Microscope: high-resolution assembly @mathew about 1 year ago
Automating ImageJ for particle image analysis @SimonPyle over 1 year ago
Making an OpenFlexure Microscope @mathew over 1 year ago
Automating Passive Particle Monitor Analysis @mathew over 1 year ago
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Mobius MicroCam @tonyc over 1 year ago
Raspberry Pi based microscope @Holger almost 2 years ago
Optical Imaging of Passive Particle Monitors @mathew about 2 years ago


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