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Microscopes

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A microscope is an optical instrument that can be used for magnification. Below are some examples of microscopes that are available. Please edit and add.

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Questions

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

Title Author Updated Likes Comments
Microscope not focusing right @Meculus over 2 years ago 5
driver usb camera community microscope @francesco49 over 2 years ago 4
Would it be possible to make our own microscopic scale rulers (micrometers) using optical discs (DVDs?) @warren about 3 years ago 6
Have you tried any good DIY microscope dyes or stains? @mimiss about 3 years ago 5
How can you calculate microscope magnification with just a calibration slide? @Bronwen over 3 years ago 5
Which objectives do you use? @aquiles almost 4 years ago 6
Looking for people to help modify 3d printed pieces for the microscope. @stevie almost 4 years ago 5
Help the Kits Initiative launch the Basic Microscope Kit by 3d printing lens adaptors! @Bronwen about 4 years ago 13
How can I identify bits of plastic from the beach in an image? @jlev almost 4 years ago 17
What information should be posted with images taken with a microscope? @stevie almost 4 years ago 3
How could the new basic microscope project be used in building towards advocacy outcomes? @stevie almost 4 years ago 0
What is the best way to take a sample of snow to look for particulates? @stevie over 4 years ago 1
Can we take photos with the Raspberry Pi Zero W and Raspberry Pi camera? @wmacfarl over 4 years ago 2
Have you had any experience utilizing low cost portable microscopes? @gilbert almost 5 years ago 3

Activities

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

Purpose Category Status Author Time Difficulty Replications
MapKnitter map of bee leg stitch test - - @MaggPi - - 0 replications: Try it »
Raspberry PI NoIR close-up Imaging - - @MaggPi - - 0 replications: Try it »
Making an OpenFlexure Microscope - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Automating ImageJ for particle image analysis - - @SimonPyle - - 0 replications: Try it »
Imagining & testing Polarized Light Microscopy for Silica dust speciation - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Community Microscope Assembly Instructions - - @Bronwen - - 0 replications: Try it »
Optical Imaging of Passive Particle Monitors - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
6. Looking at Dust (and other things) - - @partsandcrafts - - 3 replications: Try it »
Use of a 5$ bill for microscope calibration - - @amirberAgain - - 0 replications: Try it »
Add a high-quality webcam to your Community Microscope kit using LEGO - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
Assembling the Raspberry Pi Microscope - - @Bronwen - - 0 replications: Try it »
Infrared Insect Microscopy - - @MaggPi - - 0 replications: Try it »
Microscope calibration overlays… What’s the best approach? - - @MaggPi - - 0 replications: Try it »
5. Testing and Calibrating Your Microscope - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
Make stages for the Community Microscope Kit - - @imvec - - 1 replications: Try it »
Experiment with polarizing filters to view crystalline dust - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
A Prototype Paper Stage for the Microscope - - @mimiss - - 0 replications: Try it »
Microscope Webcam Conversion - - @Bronwen - - 0 replications: Try it »
4. Lighting Your Sample - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
OpenFlexure Microscope: high-resolution assembly - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Calibrating a Microscope - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Community Microscope Stage Assembly Instructions - - @mimiss - - 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.

Updates

Title Author Updated Likes Comments
Correcting the colour of the Pi Camera image @julianstirling almost 2 years ago 1
Microscope not focusing right @Meculus over 2 years ago 5
Replicating IBM's Lensless, Holographic, RPi Microscope? @wln215 over 2 years ago 1
driver usb camera community microscope @francesco49 over 2 years ago 4
Public Lab's Microscope Set-up @vanjo63 over 2 years ago 1
Build a low-magnification "dissection microscope" for microplastics @warren over 2 years ago 4
Community Microscope Stage Assembly Instructions @mimiss over 2 years ago 5
MICROSCOPE CALIBRATION WITH IMAGE SEQUENCER @MaggPi almost 3 years ago 2
Prototyping a Tablet Microscope-- Like the Cell Phone Microscope, But Bigger @Bronwen about 3 years ago 6
Would it be possible to make our own microscopic scale rulers (micrometers) using optical discs (DVDs?) @warren about 3 years ago 6
A Prototype Paper Stage for the Microscope @mimiss about 3 years ago 1
Raspberry Pi Microscope Image Stitching @MaggPi about 3 years ago 6
MapKnitter map of MicroscopeKnitTest @Bronwen over 3 years ago 1
Experiment with polarizing filters to view crystalline dust @warren over 3 years ago 3
How do you put together the basic microscope kit, without the Raspberry Pi?? @sja over 3 years ago 1
NYC Microscope Workshop, 12/15 at Fat Cat Fab Lab @Bronwen over 3 years ago 0
Crystalline silica from tile grout at AS220 microscope workshop @warren over 3 years ago 10
Assembling the Raspberry Pi Microscope @Bronwen over 3 years ago 4
An hair with new design usb microscope @luglimbe over 3 years ago 0
Make stages for the Community Microscope Kit @imvec over 3 years ago 3
Community Microscopes at Maker Faire NYC @Bronwen over 3 years ago 1
paper dump: link notes and thoughts. @amirberAgain over 3 years ago 1
build of the microscope kit @luglimbe over 3 years ago 1
Ideas for a DIY + Maker class for 6th graders @Kmckeown almost 4 years ago 3