Although stereo microscopes are an essential piece of hardware in biology labs, sometimes we wish they had more features, like the possibility to record the magnified images with a camera, or have a better lighting system to enhance contrast on those small samples.

One person has taken those issues to heart and tackled them all in a very brilliant way. Below you’ll find links to Steve’s blog, where he describes, in a very detailed way, three projects to enhance the all familiar stereo microscope:

Camera eye piece adaptor.

AZIZ – a ring lighting system.

Articulated stereo microscope mount.

Some of them are not that easy to reproduce, but maybe be a good starting point for other DIY versions.

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