Mobile Microscope




Introduction: Mobile Microscope

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If u ever wished to take microscopic pictures from your mobile then u have come to the right place to make for yourself a Mobile Microscope.Amazing looking pics await...proceed with caution...seriously...hehe.

Step 1: Materials Required

1.A Webcam
2.A Mobile phone ( Mine is Micromax Canvas HD A116).
3.Pliers (To open the lens casing)
4.Screwdriver(To open the webcam)
5.Double sided tape or any other single sided tape...
6.The mobile's casing in which it came.

Step 2: Opening the Webcam.

All of us know how to open hardware...don't we?
Follow this if the lens casing is inside..otherwise proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Lens Casing

If u wish for a sneak peek inside the it...don't hesitate..hehe.

Since the lens casing of my cam is it was easy to unscrew it.

Now the crucial step....u have to open the lens casing by careful while doing so as u can potentially break the lens unintentionally.

Hold the lower part with plier and try to open the upper part by another plier.

Don't cry if the upper part breaks 'coz the lens is in the lower half...

Take out the lens.... and save the rest for future.

Step 4: The Body.

Now take the mobile casing and fix the lens (u just took out) by tape in the centre of the camera cutout.
I suggest that before it ..u must apply some super glue at the edges of the lens and its lower ring so it doesn't slip and it becomes easy to handle it.

Now place the mobile in its casing and readjust the lens so that the mobile lens and that cam lens are in a straight line. U can check it by running the camera app in mobile.

Step 5: Click It...

And you are all done...enjoy clicking awesome micro pics...

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    4 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Aren't there any lens rather than a webcam?

    'Coz I have no webcam.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    a laser pointer lens can be use also...u need to open the disamble it.A laser pointer is cheaper than webcamm...


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Simple and effective. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the father of microscopy, would recognise and applaud your work.