The FlyPi, an all-in-one biology lab

With 3D printed and electronic components, the FlyPi is an affordable modular system that can be used in all fields of optical microscopy, thermogenetics, optogenetics, and behavioral monitoring. Thus, the FlyPi can be used in a variety of imaging experiments. The FlyPi produces scientifically accurate results while being portable and flexible.

Due to the modular design, modules can be individually fitted to the  system so the same device can be used in different settings and experiments. Moreover, new modules can be created by the users allowing them to come up with new and custom experiments to answer their own scientific questions.

In addition to the diverse applications, the device has been extended by various interfaces, making the FlyPi can be used optimally. Thus, the FlyPi can be connected to the Internet and a screen (monitor, TV, projector).

The high-resolution camera can be mounted in two configurations: upright and inverted. The camera can be used for videos (up to 90 frames per second) or for photos with a high picture resolution (2592 x 1944 pixels). For lighting, individual RGB LEDs or an LED ring with 12 powerful RGB LEDs are used, which can be configured for different intensities and wavelengths. The stimulation of samples (lighting), the data recordings and the camera can be controlled via the graphical user interface (GUI).

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FlyPi basic modul
Light microscopy - The FlyPi is appropriate to provide high-resolution video of zebrafish larvae (Danio rerio) with only room lighting.
Fluorescence microscopy - Three days postfertilisation (dpf) Zebrafish larva expressing GCaMP5Gf in neurons (HuC:GCaMP5G) in transmission (left) and fluorescence mode (right).

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