A step-by-step guide to building a prism-type TIRF microscope

Total Internal Reflection Florescence (TIRF) Microscopy is a technique used to observe a very thin region of sample directly at the surface of an interface (coverslip) without obtaining background interference from the rest of the sample volume. Dalton Gibbs, Anisa Kaur, Anoja Megalathan, Kumar Sapkota, and Soma Dhakal have published a wonderful paper entitled “Build Your Own Microscope: Step-By-Step […]

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MicrobeMeter: A cheap Turbidimeter

MicrobeMeter is a compact turbidimeter designed to measure aerobic and anaerobic microbial growth dynamics. A formal description of the device is available on bioRxiv. You can buy one pre-assembled for $600, or you can assemble it yourself for $420. You can also download the design for non-commercial use for free if you register with humanetechnologies. […]

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