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Forum topic by Garry posted 01-25-2014 09:39 AM 701 views 2 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2014 09:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig tip microscope smartphone smart phone

I thought some may be interested in this little project I came across on the Instructables site.

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#1 posted 01-25-2014 12:46 PM

I like that a lot. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 01-25-2014 05:29 PM

COOL! Thanks!!

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 07:33 PM

This is really interesting. Have you tried it Garry? Not sure my phone’s camera is up to the task.

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 07:37 PM

Very cool.

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#5 posted 01-27-2014 10:08 PM

No I haven’t tried it. But it looked like something some LJs might like to try.

It uses one or two lenses from small laser pointers (use two for increased magnification) so it’s not dependent on the lens in your camera to achieve the magnification.

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#6 posted 01-27-2014 11:21 PM

I probably have everything to build this, might give it a go.

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#7 posted 01-28-2014 03:30 AM

Yes Gary, I have to agree with you on the Instructables site has a lot of interesting projects from almost any subject matter you can imagine. And, 99% of it works!

I did one a long time ago gut haven’t added another for quite some time!

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