Notes, often unedited, on my projects. Microscopy, Gigapanning, imaging, etc.


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  • Money and Microscopy We were at our Sebastopol Makers/Dorkbot this evening. Bruce Madsen and Jay had an intense conversation about making things, and deposition and stuffes...Jay had some jobs :-)They were ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2012, 12:08 AM by Rich Gibson
  • Alternate GigaPan Control - Logitech Gamepad F310, JoyToKey The Logitech Gamepad F310 is a Windows USB device with the layout of a Playstation 2 controller.I plugged it in, and then downloaded JoyToKey which is a program that ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2011, 10:28 AM by Rich Gibson
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens - Initial Notes/Macroinvertebrate notes The lens is very nice.  Very very nice, I think that says much of everything.At 1:1 (or just the slightest bit under 1:1) most human eyes more ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2011, 2:18 AM by Rich Gibson
  • Velcro Cable Wraps, hints for making. Spools of velcro as Proustian Madeleines SummaryThe short useful summary: you have two rolls of material with backing covered tape on one side.  You want to attach them to each other to make cable wraps ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2011, 11:20 AM by Rich Gibson
  • gigapixel applications, CHI pattern of 'odd man out.' I am thinking of a Gigapan identification annotation numeration tool (GIANT), or Gigapan feature annotation Tool (GFAT).. This note starts with one detail, and shows examples of the odd one ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2011, 3:33 PM by Rich Gibson
  • CHDK and Focus Bracketing/Focus Stacking is basic chdk stuff, but there you go... alt mode up.  Print the ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2011, 12:27 AM by Rich Gibson
  • Unscrew the System If the system is screwed use all of your tools as unscrewdrivers.
    Posted Jul 5, 2011, 11:09 PM by Rich Gibson
  • Light 1: Discussion on using artificial light in (mostly regular) Gigapans (DRAFT INCOMPLETE and still wrong)I have been fighting light during my whole GigaPan career.  Now I have developed a start towards understanding and using artificial light. Some locations are ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2011, 6:36 PM by Rich Gibson
  • Proposal for best practices in using Gigapixel Imagery for Science Offered for feedback and discussion. If the comments don't work, feel free to email me, rich.gibson @ Proposal for best practices in using multi-image focus stacked ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2011, 3:10 PM by Rich Gibson
  • Making Image Mosaics or Montages Focus stacking and mosaic stitching can introduce artifacts in the final image.  Viewers should have options to see the original source images unstitched.   Here are some notes on using image ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2011, 2:12 PM by Rich Gibson
  • Missing images-normal Gigapans I've started discovering new ways to miss capturing images.Epic Pro and Canon T2iIf autofocus doesn't catch, than the shutter won't be triggered.  There is a ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2011, 10:10 AM by Rich Gibson
  • Low Cost Rig and Gigablitz, notes/todos How to take a macro gigapan with a few pieces of wood I like thinking about, using, and even sometimes making, complicated things.  Especially things designed to move cameras in ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2011, 3:55 AM by Rich Gibson
  • Low cost rig design, initial prototype and results Canon G9 as close as possible: Camera field of view: about 3 cm wide Camera movement per shot: about 2 cm. wide Prototype rig   2nd results - the first successful results ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2011, 7:46 PM by Rich Gibson
  • Low cost rig tests Initial Questions: 1. What is the field of view 'as close as possible' About 3 mm, horizontal 2. Calculate the camera movement, with 30% overlap about 2 mm, horizontal 3 ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2011, 12:50 PM by Rich Gibson
  • Subject Preparation Pretty pictures ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2011, 3:21 AM by Rich Gibson
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Meiotic Stages 2x2 focus stacked mosaic, 40x

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Meitosis stages in mouse testis, a 2x2 focus stacked mosaic

Initial DateDescriptionResolution
June 14, 2011 Modify with a 'wait', take larger micro pan  
June 8, 2011 Determine FOV and spacing(s) for G9  
June 8, 2011 Take 2x2 with copy stand and xy stage  
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A driving quote

Tidy is a special word we use to describe a space which on Earth has achieved the perfection we imagine for Heaven. When we tell ourselves to wait, to not show something until it is tidy we are taking onto ourselves the role of ultimate control, the power of creating the order reserved for processing souls to their eternal reward and damnation.

We are all sinners to the false god of Tidy.

Notes: this does not apply to the actions of roommates in a shared kitchen. In that case it is acceptable to demand that those filthy slobs should get their shit together, show a little respect, and tidy up.

(by me, included in Monochrom 26-34

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