MICSCAPE - Exploring the miniature world
Issue 290 : May 2020 (ISSN 1365 - 070x) Monthly, next issue June 13th 2020.
Siliceous and calcareous
micro-fossils under oblique light. Image by Jay
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Micscape and contributions welcomed.
In Focus: Thank you to
Ahron Wayne who contacted us about his ingenious
and fascinating projects on 3D microscopy. He has
developed and built his own cost effective rigs to
spin subjects such as insects on multiple axes
while taking macro images. These images are then
processed to create 3D movies. Ahron writes:
My name is Ahron
Wayne. I'm a student at Lawrence Tech in
Southfield, Michigan finishing up a Master's in
biomedical engineering. Most of what I do is
work on new techniques for motorized microscopy,
largely on the cheap. .... My first major
project that has been wrapped up was a 3D scanner for very small things,
made almost entirely out of Blu-Ray players. It
works by performing 3D scanning on top of 2D
scanning, so you can get surprisingly big/good
images of small objects from all sides using one
of those really cheap USB microscope as
your optical system.
Update June 3rd. Ahron's
project is now seeking funding via Kickstarer,
follow the link to learn more.
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