Which microscopes should we use?

Microscopes are third on the list of major open source equipment, because it is very possible to conduct fermentation without a microscope. It would however be much more difficult and less rewarding if you could never see your microbes. Microscopy also plays a valuable role in detecting contamination by unwanted microbes.

Fortunately there are a good number of open source microscopy projects:

Our Microscope Shortlist

Open Flexure

See also:


See also A versatile and customizable low-cost 3D-printed open standard for microscopic imaging



See also A Research Grade Open Source Microscope — Made with FreeCAD

Other Open Source Microscopes

Last modified July 6, 2023: fix typos (35a2cf8)