Using simple materials, we’ve developed a microscope kit you can build yourself - the result of many teams’ work coming together!
Read more about the Community Microscope here,.
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Assembling Your Community Microscope
1. Get a Community Microscope
You can find the materials needed to build a community microscope here, or purchase one from the Public Lab Store!
2. Assemble the Microscope Base:
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For step-by-step instructions on how to assemble your microscope, click here. (Link to new assembly note that needs to be updated with Make images)
3. Convert a Webcam to a Microscope
For step-by-step instructions on how to convert your webcam, click here.
There is so much that you can do with your microscope! Learn more about what the Public Lab Community is doing with their community microscopes below.
Using Your Microscope
Check out these activities to get started using your microscope.
|Experiment with polarizing filters to view crystalline dust||@warren||6 months ago||2|
|Use of a 5$ bill for microscope calibration||@amirberAgain||over 1 year ago||3|
Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.
Our community members have done even more cool stuff, which you can see here (links to tag page for activity:microscope, that page will need a new image, link back to some wiki?)
Public Lab tools, like the community microscope, can be used in educational settings. Educators at Public Lab have created these materials to get you started using the Community Microscope Kit. You can learn more about Public Lab's Education initiative here.
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Science is better together! Here are some examples of how the community microscope has been used in a workshop setting. Check these out and share your own!
|NYC Microscope Workshop, 12/15 at Fat Cat Fab Lab||@Bronwen||9 months ago||3|
|Community Microscopes at Maker Faire NYC||@Bronwen||11 months ago||2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out these questions and answer's from our community to get you started!
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Want to see more questions from our community? See more questions about the Community Microscope here. (this links to all the questions tagged as community-microscope)
Looking for photos of the community microscope to share? Visit this Wiki to see photos or share your own. (Need to link to /media wiki (doesn't exist yet)