Posts Tagged ‘method’

Versatile scanner / camera system for lab meetings

6 May, 2015

I don’t know about you, but if you have ten or so people round a table, and you’re all trying to look at a photo of a PA gel or western blot in a lab book, it can get a little frustrating.

So, if you’re like me, and don’t know how big a 54″ TV is when you order a screen for your meeting room / office…there is a very simple, and very elegant solution. Oh, and it helps to have bought an Apple TV unit so people can wirelessly do Powerpoint presentations.

So here it is:

Simple wireless lab book scanning device

Simple wireless lab book scanning device

Basically, a simple lab retort stand and clamp, holding an iPhone that is connected to the Apple TV via the wireless network – and instant blowup of anything you point it at.   It works even better with my iPad, except it’s harder to set up the stand, because the workshop has taken six months to NOT make me my custom iPad clamp modelled on my old Czech photographic enlarger – but we won’t go there B-)

It has not escaped our notice that we’ll be able to watch the Rugby World Cup in the meeting room…but we won’t speak of that either!

NOTE ADDED 11/11/2016:

Ulli Mutzeck finished my new stand. It’s beautiful B-)