Upright microscope

This configuration of the microscope has the objective above the sample rather than below. It is newer and less well tested than other versions of the microscope. If you have problems building it, please let us know on GitLab or on our forum. If you use this microscope for research please consider citing our paper in Optics Express.

Before you start building the microscope you will need to source all the components listed our bill of materials (csv).

The assembly is broken up into several steps:

  1. Test your printer
  2. Print the plastic parts
  3. Prepare the main body and rectangular z-axis
  4. Prepare the microscope stand
  5. Assemble the actuators
  6. Assemble the basic optics module
  7. Assemble the illumination
  8. Mount the optics and the microscope
  9. Assemble the motors
  10. Attach the sample clips
  11. Complete the wiring

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