Step 4: Reflected light vs. I have constructed a similar microscope build from Plexiglas parts. One thing missing in parts of microscope and functions pdf prototype is the adjustment gears of the LEGO version.
At high resolution only a small area will be in focus and you will see an effect called chromatic abberation. You may use this microscope to analyse objects in the range from a 20th of a millimeter to 5 mm. This means fruitflies, hair, salt and dust, but not individual cells, e. Below you will find a description of the device and the information necessary to build one on your own. The prototype version presented here had been constructed in a way that would allow easy assembly from pre-produced parts and subsequent disassembly, as long as long the parts are not glued together. This was intended to allow modification and optimization the microscope, and adaption for special applications, if required.
I am currently working on a simplified version that will be easier to assemble and a bit cheaper in production. In addition I am working on better illumination and the optimization of the optics. Let me know if you would be interested in the kit, or just the SVG files and instructions, and please indicate if it should be used for educational, private or research or commercial use. Any ideas for improvements as well as for science projects, like time lapse videos of the growing crystals or mold, would be welcome. Berlin, Germany, and a 50 cm camera cable. These could to be ordered at your local laser cutting service, e. Just upload your SVG-files at their web site and order.