Attaching the sample clips

To securely hold a microscope slide on the stage, you can attach the sample clips.

Parts

Tools

3D printed parts

Method

Step 1: Insert the screws into the clips

Push the two M3x8mm cap head screws through the lower hole of the sample clip.

Step 2: Screw the sample clips onto the stage

There are 9 holes on the top of the stage, allowing you flexibility when choosing where to place the sample clips. Screw the sample clip to the stage using a 2.5mm Allen key, going through the hole at the top.

If it is difficult to start screwing, then you may find it useful to tap the hole with the screw first.

Attach the second clip in the same way.

Step 3: Clamp the slide

Now you can gently lift up the glass clips and place your microscope slide.