The loupe shown here is made from a reused paper coffee cup. While you may not be using this to check out the Star of Africa anytime soon you can still see what bugs are hiding in your garden, up close!
This instructable was entered in the Coffee Cup Contest
Enough talk, let's loupe!
Step 1: Tools + Materials
- hobby knife
- plastic magnifying sheet (found at dollar store)
- any size paper cup
Step 2: Remove Bottom of Cup
Step 3: Trace and Cut
With the lens is cut slightly larger than the opening no glue is required.
Some magnification sheets have less distortion at the centre than at the edges, choose the location for your cut-out carefully.
Step 4: Light Channels
Step 5: Results
I checked out an old watch then ventured out into the yard and scoped some worms and wood-bugs.
Why not make your own and see what your garden has to offer?
Makers who build their own loupe and post the results in the comments below will earn themselves a loupe-y digital patch.