In the following I would like to describe a very minimalistic version of a microscope, using the new Raspberry Pi HQ camera module and a “microscope lens” offered by Pimoroni. The current version of the microscope rig is very much reduced and just consisting of LEGO pieces that were at hand from previous project.
I had been working on microscopes based on the Raspberry Pi camera a few years ago, at the time using a WaveShare PiCam module with a small macro lens. Parallel to the relase of the new HQ Raspberry Pi camera some months ago, Pimoroni released a super-macro “microscope” lens fitting to the HQ camera.
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