This is a status report on the progress of the updated documentation. We are planning to move our documentation to GitBuilding which we have been writing for the last couple of years. This should allow us to have separate sets of documentation for the different versions of the microscope without rewriting everything. This will make things like the bill of materials much less like a “make your own adventure” book.
One thing that has delayed us moving is that we need to take new photos. Every time the microscope changes, we need new photos. This means that it is never the right time to do the docs.
Recently we have been doing a big clean up of the OpenSCAD code and have found a number of way to improve the rendering speed to allow us to make OpenSCAD renders of the assembly automatically on the GitLab CI. Here is the progress so far:
What to remove (smart brim and printing ties)
Assembling the actuator
(This will be accompanied by photos and a video of the band insertion step!)
Cutaway of what happens when you insert the band
Cutaway of the optics
More to come soon!