High-resolution microscope

This is the standard research version of the OpenFlexure Microscope. It supports Standard RMS threaded objectives. It is a fully functioning motorised laboratory grade microscope. For more information on the microscope and its performance see our paper in Optics Express.

If you use this microscope for research please consider citing this paper.

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

The assembly is broken up into several steps:

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

A render of the completed high resolution microscope

There is also an interactive 3D view of the finished microscope.

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