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[[File:MicroscopeCamera.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Wedge mechanism]]
 
[[File:MicroscopeCamera.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Wedge mechanism]]
 
Approach with 2 wedges. The aim was to find a simple mechanism that allows for high precision. If you tighten the screw the lower wedge moves left and pushes up the upper wedge with the camera on top of it. If you loosen the screw the camera moves down.   
 
Approach with 2 wedges. The aim was to find a simple mechanism that allows for high precision. If you tighten the screw the lower wedge moves left and pushes up the upper wedge with the camera on top of it. If you loosen the screw the camera moves down.   
Because of its simplicity it would be less susceptible to errors.<br clear="both" />
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Because of its simplicity it would be less susceptible to errors.
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== Preparing the Camera ==
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File:01.jpg|Webcam
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File:03.jpg|Isolated PCB with LEDs
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File:04.jpg|Unsoldering the LEDs
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File:05.jpg|PCB without LEDs
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</gallery>
  
 
== Cardboard Model ==
 
== Cardboard Model ==

Revision as of 11:54, 14 November 2012

Miroscopy Stage Construction

Wedge mechanism

Approach with 2 wedges. The aim was to find a simple mechanism that allows for high precision. If you tighten the screw the lower wedge moves left and pushes up the upper wedge with the camera on top of it. If you loosen the screw the camera moves down. Because of its simplicity it would be less susceptible to errors.

Preparing the Camera

Cardboard Model

3D Model

3D Model

You can download the model here: Media:ModelWedges.zip. You need to have Google SketchUp installed to open the model.