Using an autocollimator to align 4f systems

Posted by , on 29 June 2022

Graeme Johnstone, Brian Patton, Department of Physics and SUPA, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G4 0NG, United Kingdom Modern microscope systems comprise many optical elements with precise alignment tolerances. As such, as the complexity of the system increases, the challenge to align them rapidly becomes a major hurdle to implementing home-built designs. One recurring problem is

PUMA Open Source Multimodality 3D Printed Microscope

Posted by , on 26 October 2021

PUMA is an advanced direct vision 3D printed multimodality microscopy system with fluorescence ,phase contrast, Köhler illumination and augmented reality functions - and more.

OpenFlexure: an open-source 3D printed microscope

Posted by , on 19 October 2021

The OpenFlexure Microscope is an open-source microscope 3D printed in plastic, with versions suitable for hobbyists, researchers, and lab technicians. Currently used around the world as an accessible, customisable alternative to expensive and fixed commercial microscopes, the OpenFlexure Microscope began life as an academic prototype for holding a lens and sample in place. Here we