If you have the lower end Flip Video camera like me, you know it is extremely hard to take close ups. After reading olivereitalu's Ible, "Take awesome macro photos with your camera phone and a swiss army knife", I  thought of an extremely simple way to solve my problem. The resulting quality isn't perfect, but it is a substantial improvement on the original quality.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

You won't need much for this project: just your Flip Video, a hand lens that flips out (similar to the one in the picture or at this link), and some poster putty.
<p>I think this is a fake, not convincing!</p>
My magnifying glass is PERFECT! I think I will use 2 money snatcher prank devices that will pull the lens upward. A button will open a pin-and-2-holes catch and activate the money snatchers. That saves space since my lens is a 1/4&quot; wider than the flip itself.
That's a very interesting approach! Be sure you post pictures of your final product! I can't wait to see it!
I will try that with a magnifying glass, catches from model train cars, some epoxy (if it works) and a rollorblade bearing. The first step is to see if the glass works.
Very clever!!

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