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$10 Smartphone to digital microscope conversion!

$10 Smartphone to digital microscope conversion!
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! The photos in this instructable were taken with an iPhone 4S. Watch the video below for a quick overview of the project!

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