Flypi / prometheus-science
3D-printable microscope for diagnostics and scientific experiments

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Users interested in the release described in the Plos Biology Paper ( should follow this link:

further development is being done on the following fork: They will be incorporated as releases here once they are stable.

We've created a Forum for users to posts questions and suggestions too! Please take a look at

You can order the PCBs and buy the parts to assemble them through the Kitspace page.

LED Ring from Adafruit:

LED Matrix from Adafruit:

gpac library: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gpac

libav library: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libav-tools

update pyserial library: sudo pip3 install --upgrade serial

is done via avconv (which is installed with libav-tools).