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$20+  Pledge Comment

The Foldscope is an incredibly affordable flat-pack microscope that’s mostly made of paper. It comes with a lens that provides 140x magnification – on par with four-figure microscopes. The $20 kit comes with prepared and blank slides, an LED lamp and more.

Laser Pointer Microscope Hack

Laser Pointer Microscope Hack

Will and Robbie from At-Bristol show off a neat trick for science geeks. When you project a laser pointer through a droplet of water, it creates a microscope that can project tiny organisms onto your wall. (Thanks Ross!)


The MicrobeScope

The MicrobeScope
$135  Pledge Comment

This gadget works with most smartphones to turn them into a portable microscope, capturing still or video images of tiny organisms or other objects. It provides up to 800x magnification and requires no slides or other supplies.

DIY Smartphone Microscope

DIY Smartphone Microscope

Everyday objects can become a lot more interesting when observed at the microscopic level. Why not give this project by kmyoshino a try and turn your smartphone into a digital microscope with materials costing just $10.


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