cooking the rabbit

In this hot summer, the rabbit is being cooked in the lab. The Andor engineer just left, and here is what we have.

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Waiting for the Olympus engineer to tune the ZDC2 and laser TIRF. Stay calm!

By the way, below is what it was in my office couple days ago, just too many boxes...

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And, the major components of ...

print a slide holder using a 3D printer

This project is inspired by Kurt's note.

I bought an open-source 3D printer and print a slide holder to fulfill current microscopy needs

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Below was what I did:

(1) use openscad 2013.1 to generate the model (.stl file)

(2) use ReplicatorG 0040, to convert .stl into .gcode; change the plate heating temperature to 115 degree (M109 S115)

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lab moved

Due to some unforeseen reasons, we have to move to another space at the end of Feb. Here are several photos

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the day before the time lapse scope being installed

I call this scope "the Turtle"

  • Sutter Lambda XL
  • Sutter 10-3 with SmartShutter and filter wheel
  • Andor DU-885K
  • Olympus IX81-ZDC2
  • Prior ProScan H117E2IX
  • Tokai Hit INUBSF-ZILCS
  • Tokai Hit GM-2000E

first contaminated plate in the lab

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These were made free of any antibiotics.

And, I left them open in the hood for too long...