In the lab sometimes one needs a possibility to move something along the Z-direction. Many – mostly expenssive – possibilities are around. Piezo driven actuators are around from many different companies for example.
For my optical interferometer I had to move a mirror. Therefore I was thinking of a cheap and easy to use
Today we produced this neat image with an old Zeiss Jamin-Lebedeff Interference Microscope. We developed some adapter for the polarizer to adjust its orientation. Our 3D printer made the housing. The 50 years old Microscope is now equiped and ready to work – again!
Digital Interferometer using a DMD as a scanning lightsource for all-in-all less than 200€. (+ evtl. 100 € for kinematic-mounts)
Description follows soon…