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OpenFlexure Microscope 3

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OpenFlexure Microscope 3

Basic Data

Category: Microscopes

URL (first publication): https://github.com/rwb27/openflexure_microscope

Keywords: Microscope

License: CERN OHL v1.2

Project status: Active


Technical documentation

Maturity of the project: production / kit


Assembly instructions are published: Yes

Bill of materials is published: Yes

Contributing guide is published: No

Mechanical hardware

Contains original mechanical hardware: Yes

CAD Format:

License for mechanical hardware: CERN OHL v1.2









no

yes yes



Other



Assembly instructions are editable: No

Bill of materials is editable: No

Design files are in original format: No

Free redistribution is allowed licence: Yes


Project management


Open-o-meter: 6

Product category: Business & Industrial


Description

The OpenFlexure Microscope is a  3D printable microscope, including a precise mechanical stage to move the sample and focus the optics.  There are many different options for the optics, ranging from a webcam lens to a 100x, oil immersion objective. The trick of making a microscope out of a webcam has been around for a little while, and produces good results.  However, getting a nice mechanical stage to focus the microscope and move around on the sample is tricky.  This project is a 3D printable design that enables very fine (sub-micron) mechanical positioning of the sample and the lens, with surprisingly good mechanical stability.  It's discussed in various (https://github.com/rwb27/openflexure_microscope/wiki/Media-Articles media articles) and a (http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4941068 paper in Review of Scientific Instruments) (open access).


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