# Microscope question:microscope

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warren "I copied the new clip holes to the rounded-corner stages, and generally tidied up the files here: The design files can be found here: https://gi..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
mimiss "Here's a set of four lenses from Amscope that is better priced, $80 for all four. " | Read more » about 2 years ago mimiss "I can note that the Pis and Cameras are easily available on Amazon, and run about$25 for each part. The stages you can laser cut depending on avai..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
mimiss "Hi, I've gathered some links here that I hope are helpful, or at least can point you to the parts list you're looking for. The Basic Microscope ha..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
stevie "Hi Macapola, thanks for posting. Just adding in the photo of your setup. Can you share a video of what you're seeing similar to what Meculus sha..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
warren "Hi, @Meculus and @macapola - the other element that may be causing trouble is the light. If you are right up against the slide, almost touching, th..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
macapola "HI! I have the same problem, did you find any solutions? " | Read more » over 2 years ago
Meculus "I can get it to focus somewhat, but with an onion skin (the main thing I tried), and try to focus as much as I can, it just looks like this: Movi..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
warren "Hi! focusing can be tough, but if you're occasionally getting things into focus you're doing well. The lens needs to be right up near the slide, al..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
androidblue "The microscope provides up to 50X ... and can be used with the default webcam software included in your pc operating system. ... The apk download f..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
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Bronwen "Hi @francesco49 I'm moving this response over from a duplicate question not sure you've seen it? We shouldn't need install a driver to use the ..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
Bronwen "Hi @francesco49 -- just wondering if you've been able to get your camera up and running! If you give us a little more info about your setup we migh..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
warren "Hi, our basic microscope kits use a standard USB webcam that shouldn't need a driver; can you tell us more about the operating system you're using?..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
Bronwen " Oh, wow, I totally missed the mark, that's even cooler. " | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Although, "tell these apart" may also be a relative term. When you see the light or dark regions, you dont see the pits themselves but rather diffe..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "And to answer a question above, I /think/ this would put all "long" pits in the 1 regions, and all "short" pits in the 0 regions. So, you'd have to..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Oh, actually this technique doesn't use a laser cutter - it forms an image by copying data onto the DVD at differing densities, so that the actual ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
Bronwen " You know what, forget what I said about kerf width-- I'm used to the range I listed, but I'm finding some charts for lasers that makes it seem lik..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
Bronwen "Oh cool, this is a super interesting question. I think this would be tricky to do at the scale that our calibration slides currently have (the rul..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
mimiss " Staining is used mostly with cells, both bacterial and eukaryotic (i.e. animal or plant cells) for better visualization. Stains can increase contr..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
Bronwen " Can you give a quick pointer as to when (and why) to dye a sample for microscoping? Are there different kinds of samples that benefit from dye, or..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Yes, the purple ones in these are with beet juice, although that time it was pickled beet juice, with vinegar, and maybe some garlic (yum): https:/..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
mimiss "Do you have any photos of how the stains worked out? Or maybe notes on what concentrations of dye were too little/too much? " | Read more » over 3 years ago