The Basic Microscope Kit is an introductory Do-It-Yourself microscope made from affordable and easy to find parts. It's based on the Hackteria microscope, the OpenFlexure Microscope, and @maxliboiron's work at http://CivicLaboratory.nl ( #13503 ), among other sources. (above image by @partsandcrafts)
This project was started as a collaboration between Public Lab and Parts & Crafts. The goals of the project are:
- offer a very easy starting point for DIY microscopy
- act as a stepping-stone to more advanced DIY microscopes
- be as affordable and simple as possible while still providing great microscopic images
- be good enough to view 2-5 micron size particles (see sample images below)
- a lens (objective)
- a Raspberry Pi
- a Raspberry Pi camera
- a light source
- a rigid stage to connect these all together
Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.
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.
|What are different ways to collect respirable dust samples for analysis?||@warren||over 2 years ago||0||3|
|How can we set up a Raspberry Pi camera as an ethernet USB device to avoid using WiFi||@warren||over 2 years ago||1||5|
|What are some ways to collect dust or particulate samples for analysis?||@warren||over 2 years ago||1||4|
Folks involved in getting this project started include:
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And @bmela! Not sure why she's not showing up here, but it's a bug!