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

Saturday, February 1st

  1. Pi Jam
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Where: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N Warson Rd, Olivette, MO 63132, USA
    • AR will have two tables. Feel free volunteer!
      "Hands-on science, tinkering, and robotics for the whole family. The annual Raspberry Pi Jam brings together students, educators, makers, scientists and community members of all ages interested in the world of scientific innovation and robotics. The Raspberry Pi microcomputer is a technology used by educators, scientists, and hobbyists to construct low-cost hardware and software engineering tools. Features hands-on science and engineering tinkering at a variety of stations with fun for all ages."

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  2. RoboMo Meeting @ SLSC
  3. RoboMo After Meeting Workshop

Sunday, February 2nd

  1. Super Bowl of Destruction
    • Start time: 04:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Super Bowl of Destruction

      Everyone is invited to come to the Arch Reactor for the Super Bowl of Destruction. We will have the football game on our big screen for everyone to watch. Not interested in football? Don’t worry, we also throw this party as something for the non-football enthusiasts. As a hackerspace, we use this time to breakdown all of the donations that are no longer usable or fixable. We have hard drives, computers, printers, server equipment, and more! Come join the mayhem and destruction! Bring a Super Bowl snack to share. We had some great food last year.

      Destruction starts at 4pm on Sunday, February 2nd at Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave. 63103.

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  2. 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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  3. Open House
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come hangout with us and see what Arch Reactor is all about.

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Tuesday, February 4th

  1. Business Meeting
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Officer reports, Announcements, Event planning, and other business.

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Friday, February 7th

  1. 2600 Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Arch Reactor is proud to host the only St. Louis 2600 meeting. All 2600 meetings are open to the public. Visit stl2600.org for more information regarding topic.

      More details about 2600 can be found at http://stl2600.org

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  2. First Friday at Science Center - Mighty Ducks

Saturday, February 8th

  1. 8th annual Robot at Technology Expo