Upgrades, discounts, and THANKS!
We're DONE! All reward tiers have been packed up and shipped out. If you have any questions about shipping or delivery, please send us an email to email@example.com.
Ready to... Read more
This is just a quick heads up to let you know that we'll be hosting Community Microscope Workshops in NYC (Saturday, 12/15) and Barcelona (Thursday, January 17th). Learn how to... Read more
Raspberry Pi Assembly How-To, Now Available!
We've consolidated some of our instructions to make assembling and connecting to the Raspberry Pi kit a little more straightforward: you can find an updated how-to here. Let... Read more
More info on camera options and SHIPPING update
Hi, everyone! Just wanted to chime in with a brief update and some background on why the final batch of kits are delayed a little bit. You've surely seen the... Read more
Assembly tips for lighting your Basic Kit!
We've posted more details on how to set up your lights, especially with the Basic version of the kit. This is not the PERFECT lighting system, but it allowed... Read more
Hi Everyone - Thank you for your continued patience and support!
We'd just like to post here a quick update with some clarification on shipping information.
As of right now, the... Read more
Microscopes in the field!
We have now shipped all Plus and Super Community Microscope Kits! Thanks to all of our backers on Kickstarter!
The Community Microscope project continues to evolve: in September we ran... Read more
Maker Faire NYC: Microscope Workshop!
Greetings! If you are in the NYC area and are thinking about attending Maker Faire this coming weekend, consider joining us at our Community Microscope workshop! New York City Public... Read more
Camera mount modification for new webcams
For early bird and Intro kits, we ultimately got a slightly different model of webcam -- it has a retracting cable, and an extra screw when compared to the originals... Read more
Using Your Community Microscope- Online Meetup Tonight!
Hi everyone, this is just a reminder that at 8pm ET TONIGHT (Monday, September 10th), we'll be hosting an online Open Hour to demonstrate ways to assemble and use your... Read more
You have a microscope. Now what?
Our early bird rewards have shipped, and those of you who ordered the Intro Kits should be receiving shipping confirmations soon (if you have questions about the status of... Read more
Share Your #CommunityMicroscope Builds!
If you're an Early Bird backer, you should be receiving your kit soon (if you haven't already). The kit comes with assembly instructions printed on the stages themselves, but we... Read more
Shipping Now-- Early Bird Kits!
Hello backers! We're shipping out the first set of Early Bird kits today, and expect to have all of them out the door and on their way to you by... Read more
You did it!
Thanks to everyone
Thanks to the 357 supporters of this campaign, the Community Microscope will soon be shipping to community scientists, environmental investigators and advocates, teachers and learners, artists, makers,... Read more
Building Open Source Tools as a Community
At Public Lab, our tool kits are the result of the work of a diverse group of contributors-- we think that open-sourcing our work and inviting participants to share their... Read more
THANK YOUfor helping us reach our funding goal. This kit grew out of a community’s need to investigate pollution in their environment (learn more here), and has grown into... Read more
🎉 Banners come down after Public Lab helps 1700+ people build kits at Maker Faire
Over a fun but exhausting 72 hours at the Bay Area Maker Faire, 1700+ people built microscope, spectrometer & Coquí sensor kits ❤️🔬⚡🙌🏼💡
Many thanks to community volunteers and organizers Leslie,... Read more
Microscopes at MakerFaire!
This week we're in California, where we'll be building Community Microscopes at MakerFaire-- if you happen to be in the areas, please do come visit us to say hello at... Read more