My microscope setup

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My microscope setup

#1 Post by Moose » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:34 am

I live in a tiny house, yes one of those houses built on a car-hauler trailer. It is 20 ft long by 8.5 ft wide, so I understand having a small space for your lab.
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This image shows the computer desk with monitor on an arm so that I can move out of the way. I use an old B&L stereoscope. I can also move the microscope to this desk for photo work so that the monitor and the scope are on the same desk or I can move the laptop over to the microscope desk for imaging. I try to keep things neat and tidy so that I can work without frustration. Many times I also have a hotplate on my desk for preparation of leaf samples.
This image shows the computer desk with monitor on an arm so that I can move out of the way. I use an old B&L stereoscope. I can also move the microscope to this desk for photo work so that the monitor and the scope are on the same desk or I can move the laptop over to the microscope desk for imaging. I try to keep things neat and tidy so that I can work without frustration. Many times I also have a hotplate on my desk for preparation of leaf samples.
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This image shows my Olympus BHS scope with polarizer attachments (no rotating stage, don't really need one). The Olympus phototube L with photo projection eyepiece is atop the scope and will mate with a Canon 5DMk4 with tether to computer for live view and images. Behind the scope is an old AO stereoscope light and a cabinet with goodies. My USB cable has come un-taped and is hanging on the wall next to the other cord.
This image shows my Olympus BHS scope with polarizer attachments (no rotating stage, don't really need one). The Olympus phototube L with photo projection eyepiece is atop the scope and will mate with a Canon 5DMk4 with tether to computer for live view and images. Behind the scope is an old AO stereoscope light and a cabinet with goodies. My USB cable has come un-taped and is hanging on the wall next to the other cord.
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Olympus BHS Trinocular with polarizer/analyzer
Canon 5DMark4 camera on trinocular head with photomicro L adapter.

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#2 Post by billporter1456 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:24 am

I think it's great that you've managed to set up two microscopes and cameras in such a tiny space. A really neat setup! Thanks for sharing it.

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#3 Post by Crater Eddie » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:46 pm

Very nice and tidy setup! My wife and I lived in a tiny house a little bigger than yours for 3 years. You do learn to maximize your available space.
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Olympus BH-2 / BHTU with Olympus E-P1 MFT camera mounted
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#4 Post by billbillt » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:19 pm

I like your setup and the idea of "doing more with less".... Having a tiny house is an intriguing idea ....

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#5 Post by Moose » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:07 pm

Thanks for the comments, I have lived in my tiny house for the past three years, I constructed it during my PhD studies. I spend most of my time outside, at least until I got the microscope again, so the small size is not a problem. I also do not have a significant other (other than my black lab.) so I do not have anyone to complain about space issues other than myself. Attached is an image of my home just after it arrived in the Tetons of NW Wyoming. As you can see, I am tucked into the spruce trees, off grid and have privacy.
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Olympus BHS Trinocular with polarizer/analyzer
Canon 5DMark4 camera on trinocular head with photomicro L adapter.

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#6 Post by billbillt » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:33 pm

Hi Moose,

Thanks for sharing this.. It makes a person want to follow your example..

The Best,
BillT

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#7 Post by Moose » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:35 pm

billbillt wrote:Hi Moose,

Thanks for sharing this.. It makes a person want to follow your example..

The Best,
BillT
I am not sure following insanity is a good thing.
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Olympus BHS Trinocular with polarizer/analyzer
Canon 5DMark4 camera on trinocular head with photomicro L adapter.

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#8 Post by charlie g » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:42 pm

Great how you honed habitat to your studies,Moose. Is your work a challenge for keeping home heated in dead of winter...I see no chimney and the structure is such attractive wood...what keeps your water and food from freezing in dead of winter? How do you achieve inter-net access. I guess with that gas fuel generator you charge a battery and use LED for lowest electric consumption.

Very nice microscope setup, thanks for sharing with us,moose. Charlie guevara

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#9 Post by billbillt » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:43 pm

Moose wrote:
billbillt wrote:Hi Moose,

Thanks for sharing this.. It makes a person want to follow your example..

The Best,
BillT
I am not sure following insanity is a good thing.
If I was a young single person in perfect health, I would surely like to give it a try..

Thanks Again,
BillT

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#10 Post by Moose » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:24 pm

billbillt wrote:
Moose wrote:
billbillt wrote:Hi Moose,

Thanks for sharing this.. It makes a person want to follow your example..

The Best,
BillT
I am not sure following insanity is a good thing.
If I was a young single person in perfect health, I would surely like to give it a try..

Thanks Again,
BillT
I am one of the three, Single. Not young and not in great health.
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Olympus BHS Trinocular with polarizer/analyzer
Canon 5DMark4 camera on trinocular head with photomicro L adapter.

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#11 Post by Mintaka » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:38 am

That is the most attractive and charming house I've seen in a long time: both cute and clever! Oh, and the lab (micro, not the black one) is perfect too. Do you take your home off to different locations every so often?

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#12 Post by moosescape » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:57 pm

charlie g wrote:Great how you honed habitat to your studies,Moose. Is your work a challenge for keeping home heated in dead of winter...I see no chimney and the structure is such attractive wood...what keeps your water and food from freezing in dead of winter? How do you achieve inter-net access. I guess with that gas fuel generator you charge a battery and use LED for lowest electric consumption.

Very nice microscope setup, thanks for sharing with us,moose. Charlie guevara
The generator was only till I got the solar panels hooked up. I use propane for heat in my vented propane heater. No problems at all with cold. I get wifi from my landlords, not great speed but enough for my use.

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#13 Post by moosescape » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:57 pm

Mintaka wrote:That is the most attractive and charming house I've seen in a long time: both cute and clever! Oh, and the lab (micro, not the black one) is perfect too. Do you take your home off to different locations every so often?
My home is relatively permanent, I did move from Michigan to the Tetons last year and I can move anytime, just a pain to move.

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#14 Post by zzffnn » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:50 pm

Moose,

I envy the amount of personal space you have, and the fact that you only need to make yourself happy.

I live with my wife (who is a hoarder - at least much more so than I am), two kids and two dogs, in a house that is not that much bigger, not far from downtown Houston. My scopes don't even occupy a desk permanently now, while my sons' Legos do :evil:

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