miCube, not to be confused with µCube, is an a open and modular framework for the design and assembly of florescence microscopy optical devices, including devices with TIRF and widefield as well as an advertised confocal capabilities. The miCube has a peer-reviewed manuscript demonstrating it’s performance written by Koen Martens, Sam van Beljouw, Simon van […]
PiVR stands for Raspberry Pi Virtual Reality system. It’s an open-source design published by David Tadres and Matthieu Louis that allows dynamic closed-loop experiments to study unrestrained optogenetic stimulation of neural functions in small creatures. The device tracks a small creature at 50 Hz, and generates light stimulation patterns based on the position of the […]
Charles-Anthony Fortin of photonetc writes in response to More DIY Opitcal Shutters, to tells us about Brandstrom Instruments. They sell self-restoring solenoids for as low as $250, and bare aluminum shutters for as low as $25.