Assemble the basic optics module

The imaging optics for this version of the microscope consist of an the Raspberry pi camera and the lens from the camera. To create a microscope the wide angle lens is reversed and separated from the camera. This makes quite a good microscope objective with a field of view about 400μm across and a resolution of around 2μm.

For this section you will need:


Printed Parts

Electronic Components

Mechanical Components

Step 1: Visually inspect the lens spacer

Take the lens spacer and confirm that:

Step 2: Remove Pi Camera Lens


The camera board is static sensitive.

Push-fit the lens

Step 3: Attach the Pi Camera

Step 4: Attach the mounting screw

Step 5: Connect ribbon cable

Set the complete optics module aside in a safe place.

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