stage gear Today for the first time the microscope was turned over to the control of the SEM_control software in place of the original analog scan generators and CRT screens. The result is a pretty good first step, the raster scan is clearly working with the signal recording and I was able to capture this image of a small gear on the sample stage at 50X magnification. I still have a long laundry list of improvements I would like to make to the program to improve the speed and useability of the program.