Upgrading a Cheap Microscope Lets You See Rainbows! - Polarized Light Mod





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Published on Apr 10, 2018

Normally the ability to do polarized light microscopy at least doubles the price tag of any new microscope you purchase. And that's kind've of a shame because with only the addition of 2 simple polarizers a whole new world of detail is opened up.

This mod requires only the purchase of 2 cheap pieces of polarizing film and everything takes only a few minutes to set up. Once done, the effect can be turned on and off at will. See the stresses inside fibers or defects in glass as crazy color changes or spot minerals that were otherwise invisible.

Dark field microscopy is also interesting as it uses a simple optical hack to give the impression of a dark background for subjects. The conversion process is just as easy as polarized light and can also be set up in a couple minutes.

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