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    Richard Bowman
    @rwb27_gitlab
    Hi guys, the OpenFlexure Microscope page seems a bit broken because we moved away from GitHub. "communities" appear to be tied to GitHub too (in that you can't set one up that has the same name as an organisation on github, without having access to said organisation) but they do appear able to exist without it. Would it make sense to re-group under this "community", or is this just needless extra faff?
    Julian Stirling
    @julianstirling_gitlab
    I think moving makes sense, I just didn't want to suggest it!!
    Richard Bowman
    @rwb27_gitlab
    moving gitter is probably rather less annoying than moving the repositories...
    it's not like loads of people will have it bookmarked...
    Julian Stirling
    @julianstirling_gitlab
    True
    Richard Bowman
    @rwb27_gitlab
    I've made you an admin - you'll likely figure out how to add rooms and such before I do...
    I was thinking that a fluorescence "room" might be useful
    Julian Stirling
    @julianstirling_gitlab
    Done! Also a logo that isn't your face (there is one logo per community) I was tempted to make the logo be your face again
    Richard Bowman
    @rwb27_gitlab
    nobody needs to see that...
    Julian Stirling
    @julianstirling_gitlab
    I have update the badge on GitLab to point here
    P Inverse
    @Inverse_p_twitter

    Hello, sorry for intruding...
    is there some kind of usage manual for Openflexure-EV ?

    In short: I can't seem to find where the gallery stores captured frames and if / how the video stream is captured as well

    Thank you :(
    Richard Bowman
    @rwb27_gitlab
    Hi @Inverse_p_twitter, there's no manual yet - Joel's efforts have focused very much on the back-end documentation so far. Maybe this is something we should add to the "handbook" (and any contributions would be gratefully received!) https://gitlab.com/openflexure/microscope-handbook
    To answer your questions, I believe captured images/scans are currently saved in /home/pi/micrographs - @jtc42_gitlab might confirm if that's changed in the soon-to-be released version 2 (we moved a lot of things around to organise it better).
    Video capture is not yet in the core release of the microscope server, but I know Sam did write a plugin that enabled it. Again, I would need to rely on @jtc42_gitlab to tell me where the plugin is, and where it saves things to.
    Lastly, it's worth mentioning that Joel has reinstated the zip file functionality, so you can "download" lots of files through eV more easily now.
    P Inverse
    @Inverse_p_twitter
    Hi Richard, thank you for your detailed reply. I owe you one.
    P Inverse
    @Inverse_p_twitter

    For the video, I'm going to test raspivid to directly capture from the command line for now... less than ideal, of course, but if it works I can call it a quick and dirty fix.

    By the way, the microscope hardware is working flawlessly, we are using it to image Aspergillus oryzae and S. cerevisiae in the Sake fermentation process and to ultimately detect possible Lactobacillus sp. growths which would be detrimental.
    I'm using the high res version with a 40x plano achromat.

    Daniel
    @Dgrosen_gitlab
    Hello community. has anyone tried to convert the delta_stage.scad to .stl? I get multiple errors when trying to render the image in openscad.
    Joel Collins
    @jtc42_gitlab
    @Inverse_p_twitter @rwb27_gitlab Correct they're currently in /home/pi/micrographs. You can save images from eV by right clicking, but currently the easiest way to bulk-download data is via SFTP or copying from that folder to a memory stick. As Richard mentioned, this is simplified in the upcoming 2.0 release thanks to a "Download ZIP" button in eV
    I'm not sure the current status of video recording, other priorities pulled me away from keeping on top of that a bit. I'll look into it once 2.0 is out
    Richard Bowman
    @rwb27_gitlab
    Hi @Dgrosen_gitlab , could you make an issue on the delta stage repository so we can continue the discussion there?
    Rachel Aronoff
    @rachelaronoff_gitlab
    hi! in regards to the old slide holder part - the square part I meant is in front of the pivot, not the square where the spring could fit. will attach a pic.
    IMG_6795.JPG
    can you see it? (basically the middle of the piece) it prevents free 'swiveling' , so it cannot contact the slide.
    Rachel Aronoff
    @rachelaronoff_gitlab
    @Dgrosen_gitlab I guess there are tricks about converting from the scads to stl in openscad. (I had a sim experience with a part to hold the star LEDs in the reflection illum config.) I would welcome hints (or just the stl :)
    Richard Bowman
    @rwb27_gitlab
    hmm - that is odd. I suspect it's there to stop the lever going too far in, because then the spring would ping out. It should be possible to move it in the scad file to let the lever swing in a bit further - but for now, you could just snap it off with side cutters or a craft knife. Could you try that and see if it works?
    For the "conversion" of SCAD files to STL, be aware that you need to clone the whole repository - if you just download one of the files it will not work, as they all depend on each other. If you clone the repository, you should be able to open the files in OpenSCAD and "render" them to produce a model, which you can then save as STL.
    @Dgrosen_gitlab I took a look at the compilation issues - but it would be nice to capture that in an issue on the repo. Could you make an issue (there's a link above)?
    Perhaps an issue thread for the slide riser would be good too - I'm much more likely to remember to fix it if there's an open issue. The openflexure-microscope repository on gitlab is the right place for that one, or the "helpdesk" if you can't find the microscope repository.
    Rachel Aronoff
    @rachelaronoff_gitlab
    yes, of course for the trimming and the cloning of the repo to have the openscad correct. not sure an issue thread is necessary for the slide riser, if it is pretty abandoned, however... (when I make mods for the 'cheek cell chip' ?) ;)
    just in case, here is the .stl I just made (with all the repo local)... (but wondering if 2_wide means it is too wide... will know soon)
    Samuel McDermott
    @samuelmcdermott_gitlab
    @rachelaronoff_gitlab The 2 is the width of the sides of the tube (2mm). It fits fine with the OFM with the beamsplitter hole.
    @Inverse_p_twitter I have made a simple video recording plugin here: https://gitlab.com/samuelmcdermott/openflexure-videoplugin
    Rachel Aronoff
    @rachelaronoff_gitlab
    thanks! and here is the slide holder, after just chopping off the little black thing with wire cutters.
    Rachel Aronoff
    @rachelaronoff_gitlab
    @Dgrosen_gitlab can you please share the rotating slide holder too?
    Joe Knapper
    @jaknapper_gitlab
    @rachelaronoff_gitlab i've been looking at the slide holder, and I agree that the cube stops the clip from contacting the slide. I've removed that and changed the spring holes slightly to allow a partial threaded screw to fit in place to prevent the spring from "pinging" off. i'll upload a video later, but can we move this discussion to openflexure/openflexure-microscope#136 please
    Joe Knapper
    @jaknapper_gitlab
    Rachel Aronoff
    @rachelaronoff_gitlab
    thx