Cell Phone Microscope Prototyping Kit
This microscope is similar to our webcam and Raspberry Pi microscopes, but utilizes your cell phone camera instead of a USB or wifi connection to another computer.
Once you've focused on a sample by adjusting the distance between the top two platforms, you can use your phone's zoom function to increase magnification without further adjusting the focus.
Included in this kit:
- 3x acrylic platforms
- Your choice of lens
- 4x 4" bolts
- 16x wingnuts
- 4x rubber bands
- 1 slide carrier
The dimensions of the platform are 5"x8.5", with centered lenses, This should accommodate *most* sizes of phones, including ones with camera lenses located in the corner. Please take a look at the layout image below for exact measurements.
Three stages are provided: the top stage can hold three lenses: two kinds of action-cam / cctv lenses (similar to the ones in the webcam kits) and one laser columniation lens. It has six holes for bolts so that a user can experiment with three and four bolt configurations based on which lenses they are using and what method they prefer to use for focusing.
The middle stage has a hole cut so that it can be used with the USB webcam or Raspberry Pi camera by removing the top stage.