Really not sure what the problem is, but I’m so close to getting it work.
The connectivity problems have been solved, thanks to suggestions from other users here, but now I’m having difficulty getting a clear image of the slide material.
The image comes up as a bright green, and I’m not sure what the cause of it is. I’ve tried disconnecting and reconnecting the Pi2 camera, on both ends, and that didn’t seem to make any impact.
Even after unscrewing the 40x microscope objective, the image is still green.
But the camera seems to be detecting the material on the slide, displaying shadowy globs here and there within the green.
Is there an optimal material to put on the slide for testing? Right now I’m using saliva, but maybe that isn’t the best choice.
Also, the piece that the pi camera is mounted to was printed with white PLA, which seems to let in some light. Might that factor in to the problem? For the time being, I’ve wrapped it in black electrical tape, because I was also experiencing difficulty in printing out another piece in black PLA. The base of the STL seems to be easily ripped apart by how quickly the nozzle on my printer moves, so I might just spray-paint the white piece black, if needed.