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LowBudgetApril 1st, 2014, 8:36 pm
Afton, NY

Posts: 25
Cell Phone / iPod / iPad DIY Photo-Microscope (aka Smart-D-Scope)

A couple of weeks back I mentioned using cell phones, iPod Touch, and iPads with a $1.00 lens as a way to take dissecting microscope-like quality pictures.

I have been playing around with them and have built several different models that work. I have also used them with my high school students. (My school owns enough iPod Touch devices that I can supply one for each lab group.)

Students have taken to them like trout take to a hex hatch! Even students who are not normally engaged like the idea that something they have can take close up pictures of things that make ordinary stuff look scary.
New! I have put directions that I have written on how to build your own Smart-D-Scope for less than $8.00 at;

I have posted some of my pictures on Flickr

This is no April foolís joke!

Low Budget Fly Tying and Fishing author of "Behind the Fly"
EntomanApril 2nd, 2014, 12:35 am
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Thanks for sharing, Ed! I have both devices and will give it a go.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

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