any way we can see a timelapse or something? xD
I'm also currently taking a timelapse of basil growing using this system, but I haven't checked on it in a while... I should make sure the thing is still running it's been weeks
keep me posted if theres anything interesting, I'm certainly interested
p.s. what OS are your pis running?
sums up all of my feelings about Linux
The microscopes are very cheap straight-from-china that were like $75 a piece (this is in contrast to our high quality recording microscopes which are like $2k a piece. The Raspberry Pi's are cheap. So we could build 10 of these for less than one of our usual recording microscopes
They have 4x 10x and 40x + 10x or 12.5x eyepiece. We don't use the eyepiece and just have celestron 44421 cameras on some of them controlled by the raspberry pi's in the image here. I've also hacked a few apart to make various things. One has a filter holder for fluorescence imaging, one has some modifications allowing the camera to get a much wider field of view, and a few are modified to accept c-mount scientific CMOS cameras
The fluorescence was a pain to set up. The filter we were using cost more than all of the other parts put together. We also found some GFP filters on ebay but decided it didn't really matter. We just set up fluorescence as a figure it a paper we're writing on this setup.
I actually managed to use a 405nm laser pointer to excite the GFP $10 on ebay and a lot of fun to play with.
So you're the reason why the zombie apocalypse begins!
That's cool. Freeloading worms and the voyeurs who love them