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Community Microscope Kit

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Using simple materials, we’ve developed a microscope kit you can build yourself - the result of many teams’ work coming together! (link to Kickstarter)

Introducing the Community Microscope

Explore the invisible microscopic world around you with an affordable microscope kit you construct yourself!

When you get a kit, please use the hashtags #communitymicroscope and #communityscience to post your unboxing and build photos -- and tag us with @PublicLab on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Assembly Instructions

Click here for instructions to assemble the Intro Kit

Click here for instructions to assemble the Plus Kit

Click here for instructions to assemble the Pi Kit


Questions

Title Author Updated Likes
How do I get the USB camera to work on an Android phone @pietervanboheemen 3 months ago
Would it be possible to make our own microscopic scale rulers (micrometers) using optical discs (DVDs?) @warren 3 months ago
How do I...troubleshoot my webcam's focus? @Bonnieralston 4 months ago
How do I build the Deluxe Microscope Kit @aps 5 months ago
Is there a step by step to building the super pi Microscope kit @Hightower77 8 months ago
How can you calculate microscope magnification with just a calibration slide? @Bronwen 10 months ago
How could the new basic microscope project be used in building towards advocacy outcomes? @stevie 12 months ago
What information should be posted with images taken with a microscope? @stevie 12 months ago
What is the best light source to use for the basic microscope? @stevie 12 months ago
Which objectives do you use? @aquiles 12 months ago
What types of slides would be good for working with the basic microscope? @stevie over 1 year ago
Where can microscope lenses (objectives) be bought? @warren over 1 year ago
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Assembly

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Community Microscope Assembly Instructions

by Bronwen about 1 year ago | 7 | 617 views | 4 |

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Microscope Webcam Conversion

by Bronwen about 1 year ago | 11 | 1,061 views | 2 |

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Assembling the Raspberry Pi Microscope

by Bronwen 8 months ago | 7 | 256 views | 3 |

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Make stages for the Community Microscope Kit

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4. Lighting Your Sample

by partsandcrafts over 1 year ago | 2 | 322 views | 1 |

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You can also find lasercut and 3d printing files for the kit here: https://github.com/publiclab/community-microscope


Using your microscope

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5. Testing and Calibrating Your Microscope

by partsandcrafts over 1 year ago | 0 | 702 views | 2 |

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6. Looking at Dust (and other things)

by partsandcrafts over 1 year ago | 2 | 395 views | 3 |

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Infrared Insect Microscopy

by MaggPi about 1 year ago | 7 | 370 views | 3 |

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A Prototype Paper Stage for the Microscope

by mimiss 3 months ago | 1 | 83 views | 2 |

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Use of a 5$ bill for microscope calibration

by amirberAgain about 1 year ago | 1 | 290 views | 2 |

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Raspberry PI NoIR close-up Imaging

by MaggPi about 1 year ago | 8 | 526 views | 5 |

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Challenges

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Prototyping

Ongoing work on the design of the Community Microscope Kit can be found here:

Workshops

Use this link to view through your microscope

Flyers for the events

On Thursday, February 14th, IMVEC will de doing a 2 hour workshop to build microscopes in collaboration with the WETlab of Hangar in Barcelona. More information here

Events




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Want to remix your own? Here's a link to a shared document where you can compose your own images for sharing:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sNET-Ifnu95n1X6SoYAAWH0B-9l5Md8bgH-2Dg4b7eQ/edit#slide=id.g37c06b9e15_2_15

Please use the hashtags #communitymicroscope and #communityscience -- and tag us with @PublicLab on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Also see this larger collection of images in Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gyznzckh53u0255/AAAY5iuo3LyWFUmELugGQNR0a?dl=0

Some Google Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/d1RxsTY8R5kF6d1J9


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