Sci-Fi Cam


Sci-Fi Cam is a Raspberry Pi - based camera for taking color images from a compound or stereo microscope, featuring synchronisation of images via Wi-Fi and time-lapse capability. Professional scientific cameras are expensive, and often require specialised software and dedicated computer to operate them. DSLRs or mirrorless cameras are less expensive, but are bulky and limited in functionality. The goal of the project is to design a cheap and portable color camera that is fit for taking bright-field images from a stereo or a compound microscope.

Sci-Fi Cam

Sci-Fi Cam

The Team


Mihails Delmans, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Hardware/Software design

Mihails is a PhD student in the Haseloff Lab, with an Engineering background as an undegraduate. His research topic is the regulation of cell proliferation in Marchantia gemma.

Project Outcomes

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Project Report

Project report and documentation on Github


Project Proposal

Original proposal and application



Project Resources

Hardware Schematics

Bill of Materials

Software Code