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Make: Volume 44 by Jason Babler

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PROJECTS

Smartphone Microscope

Written by Kenji Yoshino

Take amazing high-magnification photos with your phone, using the lens from a cheap laser pointer

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Hep Svadja

Luke Saunders

YOU CAN EASILY TURN YOUR SMARTPHONE CAMERA INTO A POWERFUL DIGITAL MICROSCOPE. All you need is a few tools, the focus lens from a cheap laser pointer or two, and about $10 worth of materials from the hardware store.

Not only will this homemade microscopy stand take high-quality macro photos, but with the ability to magnify objects up to 175x (or 325x if you use two lenses), you can easily see and photograph cells. You can even do laboratory experiments — we were able ...

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