The collimated light gets directed to the middle of the camera’s field of view with the mirror, and voila, you have a microscope!
And now its time to show some neat processing sketches I’ve been working on!
The code is available on github here: https://github.com/asymptoticdesign/openscope-software; the README file includes the instuctions for the few features it has, along with a test image.
Coming Soon: Some more software features and a physical fluorescence microscope to go with it!
So we’ve got a resolution of around a single micron on this microscope — enough to make microspheres and most cells visible as blobs.
Right now I’m working on adding a green laser to the optical path for fluorescence microscopy, and figuring out a way to reduce the cost of the microscope.
So I figured I’d try my hand at writing some basic image analysis software and see where it takes me.