Internet of Things Microscope

We built a web enabled microscope around the new Raspberry pi 3!
 
 
This was a very fun and rewarding project. We entered this in the Hackaday prize and won the Citizen Scientist round. This added 1000dollars of prize money that we used to upgrade to a more improved microscope that is currently in the process of being built. 
 
We are building a low cost IoT microscope based on the Raspberry Pi 3. Using easily changeable glass objectives. This microscope will provides various magnification. (40x, 100x, 400x). The microscope will scan the specimen on the x and y axis and stitch the images together to create a large and very detailed image that can be reviewed on a internet connected phone, tablet or computer. We will be making the design as low cost as possible so that anyone in the world has access to a very powerful digital microscope. Citizen scientists from around the world will soon have a new powerful tool to aid in future discoveries.
 
The Raspberry Pi 3 will provide the necessary I/O pins for control of the stepper drivers and Pi camera, and will also facilitate the connection to multiple devices via a WiFi connection. We are looking into software algorithms that will stitch the images together on the Pi as it scans the target. Since it also has a built -in full size HDMI port, you can also simply hook the microscope to a TV or computer screen to view the camera. 
 
For more information please visit the Hackaday page at 
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Agenda

Tomorrow

  1. Mill Class

Friday, October 26th

  1. Load In For Gateway Comic-Con
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Where: Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, IL 62234, USA
    • This is the load in time for the event. Volunteers are needed for the load in and the Saturday Sunday following to man the tables. Morgan will be bringing his daughter and her slime making and we are going to have the Lock Picking setup. Anything else you think would be could that shows off AR to a Family Fun based event.

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  2. 3D Printer Meetup
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Whether you're interested in printing for art, prototyping, manufacturing, or just fixing dishwasher soap lids, this is a meetup group where you can come get answers to your questions, help people new to the hobby, and show off your printer and its creations.

      If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.

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Saturday, October 27th

  1. Gateway Comic-Con
    • Where: Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234, USA
    • https://www.gatewaycomiccon.com/
      We are in need of volunteers to man the tables as this is an all day for the two-day event with lock picking and other activities.

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Sunday, October 28th

  1. Open Build Something!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come stop by and visit! Open build night to work on projects and hang out!

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Tuesday, October 30th

  1. Electronics Class