LEGO meets high-end microscopy

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LEGO meets high-end microscopy

#1 Post by MichaelG. » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:36 pm

I just found this fascinating paper, which includes a design for a rather neat specimen-holder [for relatively large specimens on a Light-Sheet-Microscope] that incorporates LEGO components.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10 ... 26/full#F3

Be inspired !!

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Re: LEGO meets high-end microscopy

#2 Post by 75RR » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:53 am

Would not have recognized them as LEGO pieces. Mostly blocks in my day.
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Re: LEGO meets high-end microscopy

#3 Post by wstenberg » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:55 pm

Excellent. I'm always tinkering with similar projects. The light sheet microscope is an amazing instrument, but as you can see from you article, the problem is holding the specimen. Everyone is working on it, trying to push the boundaries of what the microscope can do. These people have some great ideas. I think magnets are great. What we have found is that the magnets are either too strong, and the stage moves when you try to pull them off, or they are too weak and the specimen falls off halfway through the scan.
Thanks for finding this article!
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