I always wanted to make such images myself and when I had been building a microscope using the Raspberry Pi HQ camera, the Pimorini microscope lens, a Raspberry Pi 4 and a some LEGO parts (see here) I had this idea in mind. As Pi, microscope and display can be powered from an ordinary power bank it is possible to take and run the device outdoors.
Nice snow is very rare at Berlin. But due to a very unusual weather constallation today (Feb 7th, 2021) we had -6°C and snow. Lots of cold clean white flakes which allowed me to try making my first own microscopic snowflake images.
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