Week Five: Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike! Guess what day it is!
Today I read up more on the worm like chain (WLC) model and its applications to a semi-flexible polymer, which DNA is. The posts that I spray painted yesterday have fully dried and are ready to use. The power supply for the camera arrived, and we managed to get the camera safely working with it. By the afternoon, we placed the focusing lens in place, and although it isn't focused at the right distance, we managed to get a pretty nice picture.
In the process however, we dirtied the focusing lens a good bit, and it will have to be cleaned. The next step after cleaning will be to get it focused at just the right distance.