Microscope is fundamentally a Python package for the control of microscope devices. It provides an easy to use interface for different device types. For example:
# Connect to a Coherent Sapphire laser, set its power while # emitting light. from microscope.lasers.sapphire import SapphireLaser laser = SapphireLaser(com="/dev/ttyS1") laser.initialize() laser.power = .7 # initial laser power at 70% laser.enable() # start emitting light laser.power = laser.power / .3 # set laser power to 1/3 # Connect to a Thorlabs filterwheel, query filter position, then # change filter. from microscope.filterwheels.thorlabs import ThorlabsFW102C filterwheel = ThorlabsFW102C(com="/dev/ttyS0") filterwheel.initialize() print("Number of positions is %d" % filterwheel.n_positions) print("Current position is %d" % filterwheel.position) filterwheel.position = 3 # move in filter at position 3
At the core of Microscope is the idea that all devices of the same type should have the same interface (see ABCs).