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Richard Bowman

Goodbye bent paperclip!

There are a couple of steps that people consistently struggle with when assembling the microscope, for good reason; they’re pretty tricky.  Number one on the list has to be hooking in the elastic band – I’ve spent many hours myself jiggling around the bent paperclip tool in an effort to get the bands in, although … Read more

Richard Bowman

What magnification is it?

The number one question I get asked when I show people the microscope for the first time is “what’s the magnification?” – and as anyone who’s asked me this will tell you, the answer’s not entirely straightforward.  Microscopes are often characterised by a magnification, a number telling you how many times larger they make things … Read more

Tianheng Zhao

First Cam Field Test – 5th July 2016

It’s always an exciting day when you take your prototype into ‘the field’ for the first time. Although things may be working well in the lab, you never quite know what will happen when you take them into the real world!   We had decided that it was time for us to venture out and … Read more