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Basic Microscope Kit

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The Basic Microscope Kit is an introductory Do-It-Yourself microscope made from affordable and easy to find parts.

Goals

This project was started as a collaboration between Public Lab and Parts & Crafts. The goals of the project are:

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Inspiration

Many projects led into this kit, including:


Getting started

(coming soon)


Questions

Title Author Updated Likes Comments
What is the magnification on the Basic Microscope kit? @maxliboiron 7 months ago 1
Would it be possible to make our own microscopic scale rulers (micrometers) using optical discs (DVDs?) @warren 10 months ago 6
How could the new basic microscope project be used in building towards advocacy outcomes? @stevie over 1 year ago 1
What information should be posted with images taken with a microscope? @stevie over 1 year ago 3
What is the best light source to use for the basic microscope? @stevie over 1 year ago 9
Looking for a simple DIY microscope stage design with parallel plates @warren almost 2 years ago 3
Help the Kits Initiative launch the Basic Microscope Kit by 3d printing lens adaptors! @Bronwen almost 2 years ago 13
What do respirable silica particles (frac sand pollution) look like? @warren almost 2 years ago 5
What types of slides would be good for working with the basic microscope? @stevie about 2 years ago 3
Where can you get the stage for the basic microscope? @stevie about 2 years ago 0
How cheaply can I get all the parts of the basic microscope kit? @warren about 2 years ago 4
Where can microscope lenses (objectives) be bought? @warren about 2 years ago 19
What are some ways to collect dust or particulate samples for analysis? @warren about 2 years ago 4
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Activities

Purpose Category Status Author Time Difficulty Replications
Overview: Hackteria Remix: Building a Basic Microscope with Raspberry Pi - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
2. Attaching Your Raspberry Pi Camera to a Microscope Objective Lens - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
Prepare an SD card for a Raspberry Pi camera from scratch - - @warren - - 1 replications: Try it »
Community Microscope Assembly Instructions - - @Bronwen - - 0 replications: Try it »
3. Building a Basic Microscope Stage - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
6. Looking at Dust (and other things) - - @partsandcrafts - - 3 replications: Try it »
1. Setting up the Raspberry Pi Camera for Wireless Streaming - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
Add a high-quality webcam to your Community Microscope kit using LEGO - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
5. Testing and Calibrating Your Microscope - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
Microscope Webcam Conversion - - @Bronwen - - 0 replications: Try it »
Quick Build: Basic Microscope Kit with Raspberry Pi - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
Hand-cut or lasercut a simple DIY microscope stage - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
4. Lighting Your Sample - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
6. Looking at Dust (and other things) - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
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Challenges

We're working to refine and improve DIY spectrometry on a number of fronts; here, take a look at the leading challenges we're hoping to solve, and post your own. For now, we're using the Q&A feature, so just click "Ask a question" to post your own challenge.

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People

Folks involved in getting this project started include:

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partsandcrafts
kgradow1
wmacfarl
bmela

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And @bmela! Not sure why she's not showing up here, but it's a bug!