Going slow...

A project log for Automated polarimetric microscope

Polarimetric camera with a microscope lens attached to a 3d printer.

es-pronkE/S Pronk 02/15/2021 at 12:000 Comments

As you might have noticed there are some vibrations in the video, these are due to me typing at 1.5m from the printer. It is that sensitive! That makes it even more impressive to me how little vibration there is from the stepper motors when it moves.

The stepper drivers are TMC5160s with microPlyer (interpolation between steps) and StealthChop (noiseless operation at low speeds) technology.

This is my setup. Yes it is messy. Yes that's a piece of lego to stop a pin from shorting...