UC2 is a general-purpose modular framework for making interactive (electro)-optical projects. Most optical systems such as microscopes follow a simple 4f or Fourier-optical principle, where lenses are aligned such that focal-planes of adjacent components overlap to limit the amount of aberrations as much as possible and to be able to predict the system-behavior easily using Fourier-transforms.
This way you can build a shear infinite number of optical systems with just a click since all components fit on a magnetic baseplate.
Contributions highly wellcome!
Tool type: Open Hardware Design
Created by: B. Diederich, R. Lachmann, B. Marsikova, E. Bingöl, S. Carlstedt, X. Uwurukundo, H. Wang, R. Heintzmann, et al.