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  • Smartphone microscop


    January 5, 2016

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    I’ve seen a couple of such solutions online but all were mostly about a fixed kind of microscope for the smartphone, but I wanted one that I can take with me and look at ‘stuff’, not keep it fixed in place and bring the ‘stuff’ to it.

    What you need:

    Smartphone and an app that keeps your flashlight turned on without recording. I use “A Better Camera” app – PlayStore

    The lens from the cheapest laser pointer¬†that you can find :). I honestly found one on the ground and used that one. That’s the model.

    I then use a piece of hard and thin plastic. Cut a hole in it and fix the lens in there. Now I ¬†just have to add the ‘thing’ in front of the smartphone camera. I can easily do that by using my phone’s case.

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