Our project is to create a structure allowing to fix any type of cellphone on a microscope to observe samples with precision.
Laser cutter template for the pieces (.svg)
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Laser cutter template for the pieces (.eps)
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Once the basis of the Adaptator X was created, an electronic system was added to control the rise level of the horizontal bar holding the phone.
The main board was pierced, and a flexible camera tripod was fixed to it with screw and bolt.
An Arduino Leonardo card (https://store.arduino.cc/arduino-leonardo-with-headers) was programmed to control a perpetual servo-motor (https://www.pololu.com/product/2820).
The code allowed the motor to be controlled by a joystick, the servo-motor direction was controlled as well as the rotation speed.
The Arduino was linked to a joystick, the servo-motor and a battery.
The two strings were glued to the rotor of the servo-motor, and the motor was glued to the back of the main board.
First part of the microscope adaptator consisted of planning the strucure of it and cutting the parts.
Our adaptator consisted of a main board, cutted in a particular way in order to fix the moving parts. The moving parts are small elongated pieces allowing the phone to move up, down, left and right in order to place it precisely on the microscope objective.
Our first idea was to use a trammel to avoid that the phone falls with its weight, however we found another system and it was not used.
All the pieces were cut in plywood with a laser cutter, following this document :
We first printed the 3D Pickle Rick.
The template was downloaded from thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2452401).
The model was printed with 2 fluids : a classic one (white plastic) and a solvable one, which was used as support when creating the figurine.
The model was printed lying down to use less material.
Once printed, the Pickle rick was put in hot water for around an hour to remove the support.
It was painted with classic paint one day later