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!
What kinds of microscope are available, both Do-It-Yourself ones and commercially available ones? We've posted this question here, and are keeping a comparison table below.
See and edit the full spreadsheet here
Questions can be either frequently asked questions, or "next step" challenges we're looking to solve.
Activities show how to use this project, step by step.
|Making an OpenFlexure Microscope||-||-||@mathew||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|Making a Hackteria microscope||-||-||@partsandcrafts||-||-||1 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 »|
Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.