Restoring the ISI-100A Scanning Electron Microscope - Pregame

A project log for Open Source Freakin' Scanning Electron Microscope

You read that right.

Adam GuilmetAdam Guilmet 11/29/2016 at 10:530 Comments

Being around 35-40 - years old and being neglected for almost half that, there is quite a bit to work on to just get the microscope to a point where I can work on the real man's stuff:

-Full teardown to replace o-rings and grease

-Cleaning the god-awful, ancient gunk out of the diffusion pump. Then cleaning everything sticky around me.

-Making a couple port covers; one with a mount for a vacuum gauge

-Fixing the broken cage on the secondary electron detector.

-Quite a bit of other small stuff

Most of that stuff was finished before I started using, so sorry, no pictures or anything.