Friday, September 24, 2010

CD Rom XY Bed

 For my next project i am going to build an actual microscope from scratch, including all of the optics (i have a set of rms thread 4, 10, 40 and 100 times microscope objective on the way)

my plan is to have the entire thing mechanized along the x,y and z axis so that i can do precise focus stacked images and stitch them together for one obscenely large closeup of whatever i can get my hands on, for a cheap x,y bed i bolted together a matched set of CD Rom assemblies and epoxied the bolts for extra support

next on my schedule is to finish my last project, mostly code plus a cross slide that needs finishing

8 inch Silicon Wafer

I just received a few defective cut dies and a complete 8 inch silicon wafer from electronic goldmine for extra test subjects, also they look fucking awesome just on their own

just a few quick pictures, i plan on taking better pictures for my next project

immediately i noticed bare silicon takes better pictures, i want considerably better magnification now... and a mechanical bed to scroll across with

just some pictures of the small dies, pretty nice... i wonder what they are

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

even more pictures yet

the head of a very old hard drive, i really though there would be more to one

just a bit of printed cable from the same hard drive

Saturday, September 11, 2010

More Pictures

Found a few things i wanted to take a look at with the camera, should have my cross slide built soon so i can focus more precisely

A closeup of a test print from our (mostly) operational cupcake cnc

An lcd, crts are almost impossible to properly capture

Parts of scanner image sensors, the ccd is a compilation of many thin segments joined together

just some smd caps and resistors, for an idea of scale the are about 2mm long