Abu Moharek Meteorite Fragment

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 06/17/2020 at 03:170 Comments

0.25 grams, purchased for the princely sum of $5.00 (plus 4.98 shipping), from a man who was strangely pleasant in his Ebay ways. Trustworthy.

Unpolarized and polarized. Would love to give UV a try too. I actually took off the IR filter from one of my cheapo scopes a couple of days ago, and played around with an 850 nm flashlight, but that is a different story for a different day. 



wowwwww!!! This came from OUTER SPACE. Of the many fragments of this meteorite, I wonder how many have been scanned like this. I sometimes worry about 'scrambling' in the stitching, but the two scans overlap perfectly, and it was done blind (without being ordered into an array), either. These kinds of images have a LOT of potential feature points, so that helps.

Hackaday subscribers are kind of misleading. I know it says 300, but I think there are maybe five of you who would get an alert for this post, and then bother to read it. It's disappointing, because I really want to see a comments thread with tons of people going "OMG WOW" because I think this one deserves it. Maybe in the meteorite forums...

Only 15 more days left on the kickstarter!