Here I show you a rotating microtome and two table microtomes. The rotating microtome is large and heavy and used mostly in histology. The two table microtomes have a different working principle and are also suited for amateur microscopy use.
There are several solutions for connecting a camera to a microscope. In this post I want to show you some of the ways that I used in the past and the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
I found the following YouTube video, which illustrates the use of an iPhone applet for the taking of micrographs.
The hemocytometer (or haemocytometer or counting chamber) is a specimen slide which is used to determine the concentration of cells in a liquid sample. It is frequently used to determine the concentration of blood cells (hence the name “hemo-“) but also the concentration of sperm cells in a sample.
In this post I’d like to show you a method of making patch stop and color filters using a printer.
This post gives an overview over common microscope slides and cover glass standards.