Julian Stirling, PhD

Julian Stirling, PhD

Bath, UK



Published on Sep 15, 2023

Two lens or not two lens? That is the question

As I prototype the field dissection microscope I am facing some lens related questions, and more importantly lens related design decisions.I have started off with things I had around the workshop f...

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Published on Aug 11, 2023

Making a list... checking it twice...

Not too much progress with the microscope over the past week, due ot other commitments on my time. It will probably be near the end of the month before I really get stuck into it again.However, as ...

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Published on Aug 03, 2023

First images from the Field Dissection microscope

We are still in the very early days of the prototype: There is no real frame. The focus mechanism needs more control over its friction We have hardly thought about optics No illumination whatsoeve...

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Published on Jul 27, 2023

Open Source software tools for low-cost tools for science

Much of our funding for this project came from a low-cost tools for science Experiment Foundation Challenge. However, how do we design really good low cost tools for science? We are very keen on ma...

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Published on Jul 26, 2023

Progress with the mechanism

For those following along at home the design is happening live in this repository. We are adding scripts to automatically check any OpenSCAD code and to create any STLs in the cloud, so the product...

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Published on Jul 21, 2023

The first day of design

Today the repository for the design was created. Of course we are working in the open from the very start, so there is not much there yet. The design is building upon the OpenFlexure Microscope, so...

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This is a fantastic team of Open Hardware A-listers, and a fantastic project. I am delighted to back it, and I really hope it gets funded!
Jul 18, 2023
Helping conservation biologists with 3D glasses for wildlife camera traps
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