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Turn your Smartphone Into a Digital Microscope!

by on October 21, 2013
 

turn this phone into a microscope Turn your Smartphone Into a Digital Microscope!

This video shows to convert your smartphone into a digital microscope capable of photographing cells. The setup shown here is a viable substitute for underfunded classrooms that would otherwise be unable to perform experiments requiring a microscope. Our lab has confirmed that this works just as flawlessly as the video portrays!

Materials required:
3x 4 ½” x 5/16” carriage bolts
9x 5/16” nuts
3x 5/16” wing nuts
5x 5/16” washers
¾” x 7” x 7” plywood  — for the base
⅛” x 7” x 7” plexiglass  — for the camera stage
⅛” x 3” x 7” plexiglass  — for the specimen stage
Laser pointer focus lens – You can pick one up cheap on Amazon
LED click light (necessary only for viewing backlit specimens)

Tools:
Drill
Assorted bits
Ruler

You can follow the step by step guide on Instructables.

Trust us. You will have a blast building this and exploring the micro world around you!

  • megalazorspew

    So awesome! I’ll be building mine tomorrow!