DIY Fluorescence Smartphone Microscopy

We’ve covered several portable microscopy setups before, including Foldscope, wooden scope, and our favorite these little UV magnifiers. We like the latter so much because it is capable of both white light, and UV light, and we found we were capable of doing a little bit of fluorescence microscopy on it. That’s where a 2017 […]

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MesoSPIM: An open-source light-sheet microscope for imaging in cleared tissue

The mesoSPIM (mesoscale selective plane illumination microscopy) project creates open-hardware microscopy platforms for imaging cleared tissue samples. The microscopy setup costs between $170,000 to $240,000 including the optical table and most importantly, the laser itself which will run you between $40,000 to $110,000. This stretches the definition of “On The Cheap”, but the project is […]

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A Workhorse for 18k: DIY Microscopy with Flexiscope

The Flexiscope is DIY microscope that can be easily converted from upright to inverted configurations in “under 30 minutes”. It’s capable of oblique infrared illumination imaging, multi-channel fluorescent imaging, automated 3D scanning, and even has an electrophysiology configuration. The paper, written by Amy Courtney, Luke Alvey , George Merces, and Mark Pickering which details the […]

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