Open Microscopy

Using a Raspberry Pi camera, optics, aluminum beams, and some Arduino controllers we make a complete robotic open microscope for the house laboratory capable of performing XY scanning with an OpenStage. A quick hack is to re-cycle the drawing bot.  In this manner, an optical system based on the raspberry pi Cam (Figure above on the left) can be used to scan an viewing area (Figure above on the right). Using 180 degree servos for each degree of freedom (X and Y) place the servos at 90 degrees to correspond to the center of the viewing area.

Open Microscope