Cell Phone Microscope Prototyping Kit
Cell Phone Microscope Prototyping Kit
Cell Phone Microscope Prototyping Kit
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Cell Phone Microscope Prototyping Kit

Regular price $84.00

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. 


This is a Prototyping Kit: Prototyping Kits offered by the Public Lab Kits Initiative are in-development kits which we send out for people to help prototype and experiment with, in order to refine and improve them. These help support the development of new techniques for monitoring environmental problems. We call these Prototyping Kits and they come with a list of challenges and problems to solve.
Read more about Prototyping Kits at https://publiclab.org/prototyping-kits