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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
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
Looking for a simple DIY microscope stage design with parallel plates @warren about 4 years ago 3
What do respirable silica particles (frac sand pollution) look like? @warren over 4 years ago 5
What is "immersion oil" for microscopes? @warren over 4 years ago 8
Where can you get the stage for the basic microscope? @stevie over 4 years ago 0
How could the new basic microscope project be used in building towards advocacy outcomes? @stevie almost 4 years ago 0
A Massdrop microscope sale (just 23 hours left) @amirberAgain over 4 years ago 0
Could the Raspberry Pi Microscope be used for looking at microplastics found in ocean water? @stevie almost 4 years ago 5
Where can microscope lenses (objectives) be bought? @warren over 4 years ago 14
What are some ways to collect dust or particulate samples for analysis? @warren over 4 years ago 4
How do DIY microscopes compare (cost, ease of use, resolution) to commercial options? @warren over 4 years ago 3
Has anyone used a RasPi camera in a DIY microscope? @bmela over 4 years ago 2
How does the EPA measure things, especially the size of dust particles? @kgradow1 over 4 years ago 3
How long does it take to build the hackteria microscope? (is it easy?) @kgradow1 over 4 years ago 3
Is it possible to accurately size inhalable and respirable particles using a DIY microscope? @gretchengehrke over 4 years ago 4
Is it possible to discern jagged from rounded particles using a DIY microscope? @gretchengehrke over 4 years ago 4
How big are silica particles, in microns? @warren over 4 years ago 2
How big are smoke particles, in microns? @warren over 4 years ago 4
What is the best low-cost or DIY microscope to use with a group? @gretchengehrke almost 5 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
Overview: Hackteria Remix: Building a Basic Microscope with Raspberry Pi - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
Making an OpenFlexure Microscope - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Automating ImageJ for particle image analysis - - @SimonPyle - - 0 replications: Try it »
Microscope from Tablet Computer - complete @MicroscopesAreCool 3h - 1 replications: Try it »
Prepare an SD card for a Raspberry Pi camera from scratch - - @warren - - 1 replications: Try it »
Imagining & testing Polarized Light Microscopy for Silica dust speciation - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Optical Imaging of Passive Particle Monitors - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Making a Hackteria stage - - @partsandcrafts - - 1 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 »
3. Building a Basic Microscope Stage - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
Automating Passive Particle Monitor Analysis - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
A Prototype Paper Stage for the Microscope - - @mimiss - - 0 replications: Try it »
OpenFlexure Microscope: high-resolution assembly - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Calibrating a Microscope - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Hand-cut or lasercut a simple DIY microscope stage - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
Quick Build: Basic Microscope Kit with Raspberry Pi - - @partsandcrafts - - 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
Replicating IBM's Lensless, Holographic, RPi Microscope? @wln215 over 2 years ago 1
driver usb camera community microscope @francesco49 over 2 years ago 4
Build a low-magnification "dissection microscope" for microplastics @warren over 2 years ago 4
Oct 4: MicroBrews meet-up at AS220 Food, Providence @warren over 2 years ago 2
Would it be possible to make our own microscopic scale rulers (micrometers) using optical discs (DVDs?) @warren about 3 years ago 6
Add a high-quality webcam to your Community Microscope kit using LEGO @warren about 3 years ago 11
Ideas for a DIY + Maker class for 6th graders @Kmckeown almost 4 years ago 3
Set up Cam interface on RPi zero w with Pi Cam 2 @lach_myers almost 4 years ago 2
Kickstarting the Community Microscope Kit! @Bronwen about 4 years ago 0
Microscope Webcam Conversion @Bronwen over 2 years ago 11
Lensless holograpic microscope @amirberAgain about 4 years ago 0
Prepare an SD card for a Raspberry Pi camera from scratch @warren about 3 years ago 7
Hand-cut or lasercut a simple DIY microscope stage @warren about 4 years ago 1
Looking for a simple DIY microscope stage design with parallel plates @warren about 4 years ago 3
How to Make a Simple Smartphone Microscope #citizenscience #science #DIY #3dprinting @zengirl2 about 4 years ago 4
What do respirable silica particles (frac sand pollution) look like? @warren over 4 years ago 5
Particle Visualization Event in Hixton, WI @gretchengehrke over 4 years ago 4
What is "immersion oil" for microscopes? @warren over 4 years ago 8
2. Attaching Your Raspberry Pi Camera to a Microscope Objective Lens @partsandcrafts about 4 years ago 12
3. Building a Basic Microscope Stage @partsandcrafts about 4 years ago 3
A Massdrop microscope sale (just 23 hours left) @amirberAgain over 4 years ago 0
Fluorescence microscope - automatically detect airborne pathogens in confined space? @vwaterson over 4 years ago 7
How can we set up a Raspberry Pi camera as an ethernet USB device to avoid using WiFi @warren over 4 years ago 5
Could the Raspberry Pi Microscope be used for looking at microplastics found in ocean water? @stevie almost 4 years ago 5