TL:DR: we had a great time at Makespace and nearly have a microscope and it was great to see a few faces in person at the first Biology Club with the option! We plan to be back for Part II soon so watch this space...
Thanks to those who came along to Makespace and joined virtually for the Microscope Scrapheap Challenge last night.
We found some very cool kit, like an Apogee U8300 cooled CCD camera
that is useful for low-noise scientific imaging. Thanks to the crack team of Zoom researchers for pulling up spec sheets, prices and images so we could figure out what was worth saving!
We also mostly constructed a full Leica DM LM
microscope and a motorised stage that we think go together but there are a few missing parts.
Making a start.....
We found some things that are less useful for building a microscope for the Biomakespace (older CCD cameras, manual mechanical stages, joysticks), they will be in the Trove at Makespace for one week until 5 Oct, if not taken or claimed by then we will dispose of them.