How To Build A Smartphone Microscope Stand for $10

Obtaining a high quality microscope for your home or a classroom doesn’t require a massive investment. For only $10, basic supplies from a hardware store can be turned into microscope stand for a smart phone capable of reaching up to 175x magnification. All that is required for this setup is a piece of plywood, some Plexiglass, the lens from a laser pointer, small LED light, and some nuts and bolts to hold it together. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make

By using a smartphone with the microscope, images and videos of the specimens can be taken easily. This is a great tool for getting up close and personal with everyday small objects like salt and pepper, but it can also be used to see plant cells easily. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make

A while back we shared a tip on taking high magnification macro photographs using a cell phone and a lens from an old DVD. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make

 

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Here is a pretty cool twist on this hack from Instractable user Yoshinok using a lens from a laser pointer rather than a DVD (I guess DVDs are getting more scarce these days). cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make

Not only that this microscope provide about X40-X180 magnification, which is pretty cool, but rather than a hand held device it is a full microscopic capabilities. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff to make

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