Old crusty Iodine

A project log for LadyBug BEEFY: 3D printer motorized microscope

Got printer? Connect to the motors with a Pi, plonk in a cheap scope, and do 2D and 3D scans!

Ahron WayneAhron Wayne 05/11/2020 at 21:230 Comments

I have spent a solid month trying to turn 166,675 pictures of a leaf into one picture of a leaf. I regret to say that I have not yet succeeded for a variety of reasons involving ram, Microsoft cloud computing, and the GoPro corporation. Does this look like a leaf to you? 

I am still hopeful that I will succeed, on account of all the data existing in a regular ordered grid and I would be happy with a solution that just smushed them together without trying to account for perspective shifts and focal lengths, which almost all panorama software insanely has the obligation to do for some reason. 

Meanwhile, yesterday I had an old dish of iodine disinfectant, so I put it on the build plate and then set the scan going while in bed without actually looking at what I was doing. About 400 pics, I think it turned out neat!