Universal Phone Mount/Adapter for Microscope, Telescope, Binoculars

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Introduction: Universal Phone Mount/Adapter for Microscope, Telescope, Binoculars

About: Computer Engineering student

Everyone wants take perfect photos of their discovery and perfect moment; but for microscopes, telescopes, binoculars it is not possible because we cannot connect our smartphone correctly to the eyepieces of above device

Above adapter is universal solution for it. it can connected to any devices with eyepiece. above adapter can fitted to any diameter eyepiece and to any smartphone. it is possible due its screw and nut design.

so enjoy!!!

Step 1: Downloading the ".stl " Files

All 3d printable files are available under open source licence in below link

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1weVvj8he67_9QHoT9gJUwxJjwciYFRFT

Step 2: 3d Printing the Parts

Parts can be printed with any 3d printer with following settings

Layer Height --- 0.06mm

Shell Thickness --- 0.8mm

Bottom/Top Thickness --- 0.6mm

Fill Density --- 70% Fill

Print Speed --- 50mm/s

Support Type ---- None

Download at below link

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1weVvj8he67_9QHoT9gJUwxJjwciYFRFT?usp=sharing

Step 3: Assembly

Mount can be assembled and as shown in the image and can be used with any smartphone

Step 4: Results

above are the some of the images taken from my phone connected to microscope and telescope

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9 Comments

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odeshel1
odeshel1

9 months ago

searched for a long time that kind of device and found a lot of bed designs.
this design is very robust and smart (two thumbs up).
Print it, using it daily and all my colleagues now envy me :)
thank you for youre design.

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jesusgandhi
jesusgandhi

Question 1 year ago

Hola que tal, algo no entiendo y no se ve en las fotos, cómo se adapta a cualquier diámetro de ocular? gracias.

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VinitN1
VinitN1

Answer 1 year ago

The upper part has hidden moving arm it can adjust according to eyepiece. When you print it you can use it

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das300
das300

Tip 1 year ago on Step 3

I printed this unit and it has lots of lovely design smarts in it,congratulations. However it doesn't really work universally.
a) The first issue is it does not allow the smart phone to get hard up against the eye piece of a binocular or telescope and therefore mostly photgraphs the rim of the eye piece. it also allows light into the sides further reducing performance. There is no lateral adjustment, The closest the phone can get is approximately 10mm from eye piece assuming the b) doesn't happen.
b) The second issue is the attachement to eyepiece. It does not allow for shallow eye pieces and the distance between the eye piece and the phone lens is way too large.
My suggestions initially is that the whole unit can be slimmed down to allow for much closer lens to eye piece proximity. It may be that a redesign is needed for a "universal tag" to be accurate.

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VinitN1
VinitN1

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you for the suggestion. There are other and more improved designs on thingiverse

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tomatoskins
tomatoskins

2 years ago

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing your adapter.

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VinitN1
VinitN1

Reply 2 years ago

thank you please vote for the contest

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Matlek
Matlek

2 years ago

Hi! I found this adapter a few months ago on Thingiverse, and I have tried it (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2567141). To my point of view, it is a really nice device, very well designed.
Did you design it? If yes, congrats, it is great ;) ! If no, please credit the author because I guess he worked a lot designing this adapter so it can fit perfectly with any smartphone and any eye piece :)
By the way, I have made my own adapter based on this one, considerably decreasing its size! I'll probably post an instructable about this!

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VinitN1
VinitN1

Reply 2 years ago

me and my classmate designed it way back in 2015 which was our freshman university year and then posted it on thingiverse