We will make our own microscope to take a closer look at how last week’s cultures have grown. The subject of this class is microbio physiology and open source publishing.
This time you may choose what type of device you like to build. The Microscope Webcam Hack is relatively simple, compared to the full Microscope Design.
- Microbial physiology & Nutrient diversity
- Optics & The Cell
- Microscopy & Optics theory
- Open Source licensing & publishing
- Microscope design
- Microscopy practical
Microscope Webcam Hack
To make a microscope you can hack a webcam Hackteria-style:
Alternatively build your own microscope. Download the design files here:
- Functional and technical requirements
- SketchUp assembly
- SVG laser cut files
- STL 3D print files
- Fritzing wiring
Bill of Materials
In order to take part in this class you will need the following materials:
Publish your microscopy video along with a Creative Commons license on your Github page.
Additional reading and hacking
- DIY Designs
Go ahead and buy a microscope: