This is a lower cost version of the OpenFlexure Microscope. It supports uses the lens from the Raspberry Pi Camera to produce a microscope with field of view about 750μm, similar to using a 20x objective. It is motorised, but you can also build it as a manual microscope.
If you use this microscope for research please consider citing our paper in Optics Express.
The assembly is broken up into several steps:
- Test your printer
- Print the plastic parts
- Prepare the main body
- Prepare the microscope stand
- Assemble the actuators
- Assemble the basic optics module
- Mount the optics and the microscope
- Assemble the illumination
- Assemble the motors
- Attach the sample clips
- Complete the wiring
- Assembly complete