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Science Makers: building better microscopes

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Last year we heard from Brad Amos on smartphone cameras for microscopy and the marvellous WaterScope on their 3D-printed, Raspberry Pi camera powered microscope. This year we’re stepping up a notch to look at DIY approaches to better microscopes, from automation to novel imaging techniques and even some more expensive (not so DIY ) kit that illustrates benefits of custom approaches to imaging.

12:00 – Arrival and coffee

12:30 – Presentations and demos

• Mihails Delmans on on 3D printing microscope parts

• Tom Meany on building a Raman microscope

• Jennifer Deegan on DIY stacked focus imaging

+More speakers TBC

13:30 – Pizza (£4 suggested donation)

14:30 – Hands-on

Build a microscope – webcams, Raspberry Pis, Arduinos and other materials provided. Feel free to bring your own!

This talk is part of the Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative series.

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