A Fully Printable Microscope

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A Fully Printable Microscope

Postby tomasrey88 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:49 pm

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7zs52mi1i8sughc/140413233655.zip
Price: 0 BTC
Item Number: 140413233655

  • Well almost, you still need to locate 4 lenses from some disposable cameras and a light source.
  • For the light source use an LED or mirror, whatever you have. I used a cheap LED wall light from Wal-Mart.
  • For the lenses, I went to a local photography shop and they were very kind to give me an entire bag full (Thank you Lens and Shutter! http://www.lensandshutter.com/). Since I had so many, I designed it to work with them all. There is a different optical tube that you have to print for the Fujifilm lenses (11.9mm outer diameter) vs. the Kodak lenses (13.2mm outer diameter). It should work with the following as I measured them all and will likely work with others as well:
  • (CAUTION there is a significant shock hazard if you plan to open a flash camera from the capacitor!)
  • Fujifilm QuickSnap Outdoor
  • Fujifilm QuickSnap Flash
  • Fujifilm Flash
  • Kodak FunSaver Flash
  • Kodak unaned
  • Kodak Max Outdoor
  • The magnification of this microscope is expected be near 74x (still need to confirm precisely).
  • Upgrades:
  • Focus Lock: : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:85698
  • Smartphone Adapter: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:92355
  • This project was also inspired by this excellent project: http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/ucomp1/ucomp1.htm
  • and this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:31632

  • This should work with a variety of printers and settings. I printed it on a Makerbot Rep 2 using black, silver, and white PLA. For the optical tube, rack, knobs, pinion, stage, and head I used 0.1mm, 15% fill and high setting. For the post and stand I used medium settings, 0.27mm, 2.5% fill. It should have enough tolerance for medium settings everywhere.
  • Looking forward to your feedback on the build.

Final Finished Design

kwalus aka Konrad: http://www.thingiverse.com/kwalus/message

This is an original design.

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