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.


Microscope Webcam Hack

To make a microscope you can hack a webcam Hackteria-style:

Webcam Microscope

Microscope Design

Alternatively build your own microscope. Download the design files here:


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

Feeling lazy?

Go ahead and buy a microscope: