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Re: Homebody Handy Hints
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2015, 12:44:42 am »
$10 Smartphone to digital microscope conversion!
 by Yoshinok




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The world is an interesting place, but it's fascinating up close.  Through the lens of a microscope you can find details that you would otherwise never notice.  But now you can.

This instructable will show you how to build a stand for about $10 that will transform your smartphone into a powerful digital microscope. This DIY conversion stand is more than capable of functioning in an actual laboratory setting. With magnification levels as high as 175x 375x Edit: with the addition of a second lens magnification can be as high as 375x, plant cells and their nuclei are easily observed! 

In addition to allowing the observation of cells, this setup also produces stunning macro photography.

The photos in this instructable were taken with an iPhone 4S.  Watch the video below for a quick overview of the project! 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KpMTkr_aiYU

The cost of this project is just $10 (not counting the smartphone), and it only takes about 20 minutes to build. You can be viewing cells with your smartphone within the hour!

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
 Scrap plexi (~ 2"x 4") for specimen slide (optional but useful)
 laser pointer focus lens (use two for increased magnification)
 LED click light (necessary only for viewing backlit specimens)

Tools:
 Drill
 Assorted bits
 Ruler

 LINKS TO LENSES AND LIGHTS

Lights: http://www.amazon.com/FTmall-Pocket-Portable-Keychain-Flashlight/dp/B008O2KKYW/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2B8SF4TS2YZYV
Lenses: If you don't have a laser, these lenses have produced comparable results:  http://www.aixiz.com/store/product_info.php/cPath/46/products_id/374/osCsid/37cabc139b4f03b0e0a522178defae7e

http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Smartphone-to-digital-microscope-conversion/
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