After reading a few posts about using the lens from a laser-pointer to make a macro lens for your iPhone, I decided to try it out. I took the lens out of the pointer, used a medium-sized paperclip to hold the lens, and placed the paperclip between my Roots case and my phone the lens can then be adjusted over the phone’s lens. Hey! Presto! A macro lens.
I would like to build the larger microscope but I am carpentry-challenged, so may have to have someone do that for me.
I have done a little experimenting and here are a few of the resulting images.
I’ve really latched onto the bright colours, courtesy of the Mextures iPhone app.