How to Make a Microscope Lens for a Phone

Introduction: How to Make a Microscope Lens for a Phone

Hi my name is casperanna. I am 13 years old and this is my first instructable. Today I will show you how to make a microscope lens for you phone. Hope you enjoy!

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Step 1: Gather You Supplies

For this instruct able you will need:

- A pair binoculars, disposable camera or anything that has a lens will do.( I used an old pair of broken binoculars)

- Glue or blue-tac

- Something to look at

Step 2: Disassembling

Now you will need to take your binoculars and find which lens has the best zoom. You will not need the focusing knob because the phone will do that for you. Do not take out both lenses because you will only need 1. You can use the other case/rim in which the lens was in to lengthen the lens for a better result.

Step 3: Putting It Together

This is the easy part all you have to do is take you lens in its case and the other case or rim without the lens. Stick them together with blue-tac. When you have completed that apply a small amount of bluets to the end without the lens and stick it over the camera on your phone. For most phones you will have to zoom in a little bit so you can't see the black circle around the picture. You have now completed your lens and you can bring it wherever you go.

Step 4: Here Are Some Pictures I Took:

1. Pencil with grips and a spec of dust

2. The edge of a leaf

3,4 The surface of a leaf

5 ,6 ,7. Grains of sugar

Hope you enjoyed my instructable :)

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    4 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Excellent! I'm working on a similar project, and you've given me some great hints.


    5 years ago

    Good job! Well written instructable