Monday, June 8, 2020

Ladybug 3D Microscope

Mr. Ahron Wayne contacted me via my Extreme Macro Facebook page to tell me about a Kickstarter project that he and a team of engineering students have been working on. It's a motorized scanning macro camera:

I wasn't all that excited, because I shoot single frames of active subjects, until I saw it track a moving critter in the video! Pretty cool :)

This isn't a paid add, or an endorsement of the Kickstarter campaign, I just thought it was a really interesting project and I know a lot of you are going to be interested in it as well :)


Wayne said...

Ah, I see you found my "Follow that ant" Video!

Bug following is another one of those things that I'd really like to do well. So far all I do is feed the ant or whatever a bit of colored cake, and follow that. But I think it would be cool to be able to do it based on shape, put the scanner out in a field, and have it learn autonomously for months.

Dalantech said...

The ability to track a moving insect was really impressive!