Project Description

Moving samples at high magnification manually is not easy and purchasing motorized platforms often is not affordable.This brings about the idea of building a platform from scratch, through Open Source tools and under Creative Commons license, making the project a starting point for further developments as well as an incentive for young people who may want to experiment.The minimum movement along the axes equals ~27nm. The platform allows to automatically go back to a previously saved position, with a tolerance of ~30µm. A display shows the current position and so it is possible to take note of all interesting positions to go back there.Finally, the automatic positioning at the center of the microscope upon turning on, guarantees that the positions remain valid even upon restart.