See below for the 2015-16 projects overview, and stay tuned for the 2016-17 projects or check out this update for the project briefs.


We aim to fund and supervise around 2-3 student-led projects each academic year. This year we are focusing mainly on development of OpenScope, a low-cost open-source 3D printed microscope. You can read more about each project and its progress below, and if they interest you get in touch with either Simon (shks2) or Ginny (vmsr2) about contributing!

An overview of the 2015-16 projects is also available.


OpenScope Automation

This project aims to build on top of the OpenScope project for automated sample scanning applications, making particular use of open source desktop CNC machines as a cheap XY translation stage in which to mount the optics.

OpenScope Field Optimisation

This project aims to build on top of the OpenScope and WaterScope projects to improve the design's robustness and optimise it for field use in a range of conditions.


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