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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DIY Cerna Components from Thorlabs

Do you love the idea of DIY microscopy but nervous about biting off more than you can chew? Thorlabs’ Cerna support for DIY microscopy is a great resource for easing you into it–think of it as training wheels for optical set ups. The Thorlabs Cerna microscope is a modular modular microscopy platform, but it’s surrounded […]

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Pretty Good Focus

There is nothing worse than arriving in the morning to find that your overnight data acquisition drifted out of focus two hours in. However, commercial focus stabilization set ups only come on expensive and relatively recent microscopes. The coy-ly named Pretty Good Focus (pgFocus), is an open source hardware/software device for focus stabilization designed by Karl […]

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