The open-source system from the 3D printer delivers high-resolution images like commercial microscopes at hundreds of times the price — ScienceDaily

Modern microscopes used for biological imaging are expensive, are located in specialized laboratories and require highly qualified staff. To research novel, creative approaches to address urgent scientific issues — for example in the fight against infectious diseases such as Covid-19 — is thus primarily reserved for scientists at well-equipped research institutions in rich countries. A […]

Researchers develop open-source optical toolbox

The open-source 3D-printed cube can host self-designed inserts, electrical and optical components. The resulting modules can be combined to form complex optical instruments. This allows the smartphone to be transformed into a powerful microscope in no time at all — and at almost any place on earth — in order to pose and answer completely […]