A New Tool May Make Geological Microscopy Data More Accessible #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
PiAutoStage is a project using the Raspberry Pi to digitize microscope slides. This will greatly help geology researcher’s workflow. From Eos:
PiAutoStage consists of an open-source mechanism that moves the sample around the microscope, attached to a high-resolution integrated camera and inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer. The researchers wrote computer code to take hundreds of high-resolution images of an entire microscope sample and combine them into a single panorama.
This technique allowed two undergraduate students—one at Michigan State University in East Lansing and another at Wayne State University in Detroit—to work collaboratively on the same project at the same time using the same thin sections of a flood basalt sequence, said Rooney.
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