10 June 2017 Issue

Build your own Raspberry Pi Microscope

Tim Self and the SLIM team at University of Nottingham explain their Raspberry Pi Micrscope

DOI: 10.22443/rms.inf.1.150

The School of Life Sciences Imaging (SLIM) team are all passionate and enthusiastic microscopists and wanted to bring this fascinating microscopic world to schools and the general public. The solution we describe is this article is a simple yet unique microscope using a Raspberry Pi computer running Linux with a built in camera plus a few nuts and bolts, Perspex and MDF. This model provides a simple and flexible imaging system from scratch using inexpensive components in order to develop their understanding on basic physics, biology and computing.

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Tim Self

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