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Turn Your iPhone Camera Into a Microscope for $30

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“UC-Davis researchers developed a lens that’ll turn your iPhone or any camera-enabled smartphone into a 350X microscope.

The mod is a simple 1-mm ball lens mounted in rubber that’s taped to your phone’s camera. It costs about $30.

Besides its obvious uses in the classroom and research field, this basic lens could be a useful tool for doctors in impoverished areas.

It’s resolution of 1.5 microns is sensitive enough that doctors can use it to view red blood cells and diagnose blood diseases like iron deficiency sickle-cell anemia.”

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  1. October 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Is this for real… simple enough though but 1.5 microns! Is this iPhone 4s compatible 😛

  2. November 9, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Wow, this thing really has potential in classroom teaching. In the future, it is obvious that almost every students have phone with camera. With this, there are a lot of interesting topic that we can teach them.

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