Testing the Smartphone Digital Microscope
Originally posted on Research & Collections:
The Digital Smartphone Microscope seemed like a really good idea. The video circulated last year. It looked like fun, which is of course the reason to do anything sciencey. If you clicky here you can watch the original video on YouTube.
I had a couple of middle school volunteers, Andrew and Daniel, working in my laboratory last semester. We took on building three Smartphone Digital Microscopes as a project. In short, it’s a couple of pieces of Plexiglas or Lexan with an adjustable bottom piece for focus. The magnifier/macro lens is cannibalized from a laser pointer. A lot of the parts came from the…
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