Smartphone microscope

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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Tio

Just a human on this planet, creating trade-free stuff 😉 I mainly write at tiotrom.com. I made TROM Documentary back in 2011 and since then I am writing books, make videos, websites, or customize Linux operating systems :D. Or curate the world. I am furious and curious. Furious at how this society is, and curious about the cosmos we live in (from plants to quasars, from atoms to galaxies).

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Tio

Just a human on this planet, creating trade-free stuff ;) I mainly write at tiotrom.com. I made TROM Documentary back in 2011 and since then I am writing books, make videos, websites, or customize Linux operating systems :D. Or curate the world. I am furious and curious. Furious at how this society is, and curious about the cosmos we live in (from plants to quasars, from atoms to galaxies).

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