Jan 11, 2017 | By Benedict
Scientists from Cambridge University in the UK have developed a 3D printable microscope that can be used to test water. The device uses a Raspberry Pi and a tiny camera, and is currently being tested by British charity Oxfam, which could use it to speed up water testing in remote areas.
Tech-minded folk have long recognized the huge potential of ultra-compact, ultra-affordable computers like the Raspberry Pi. However, given that some of the most popular, talked-about, or “upvoted” examples of Pi projects tend to concern things like Gameboy emulation, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that such computers can be used to carry out truly important tasks.
Thankfully, a Cambridge University research team is currently working hard to serve up a slice of seriousness from the Raspberry Pi, having developed a 3D printable microscope that can be used to test water samples for bacteria. The devic...
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