Cheap DIY rig turns your smartphone into a microscope

Cheap DIY rig turns your smartphone into a microscope

Macro photography offers a glimpse into the unseen world that some of us don’t even know exist. Unfortunately, it often requires pricey equipment in order to get super close to the subject we want to photograph.

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That’s why Instructable member Yoshinok came up with an inexpensive DIY contraption that allows users to take pictures with up to 175x magnification using only with their smartphone – thus making it a cheap alternative for costly microscopes.


Here’s a short video that shows you how to make one, as well as the tools/parts you need for this rig.

Looks pretty easy right? And the best part here is that it won’t cost an arm and a leg to build it. For more a detailed look on how to build it or to see Yoshinok’s other works, you can head over to source link below.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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6 Responses

  1. No Buts says:

    …but you’ll need a lot of elbow grease to build this thing!

  2. roy says:

    baka merong mahilig mag diy jan, gawin mo namang pagkakitaan to para makabili ako :p

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