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Using Water Droplets, Turn Your Phone Camera Into A Microscope

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Illinois-based entomologist Alex Wild has come up with a clever idea to transform your iPhone or Android camera into a microscope.

All one has to do is simply place a drop of water on the phone’s lens and carefully turn the device over.

The suspended droplet serves as a kind of liquid lens, which makes objects appear magnified.

With this technique, the user can take macro shots of absolutely anything.

To achieve a higher magnification, use larger and rounder droplets and a stable platform or tripod for less blurry images.

Below are some images taken by Wild himself of insects, coins and even fingerprints.

Try it yourself! (Also do take note that liquids are generally not good for electronics so be careful when applying the droplets.)


[via NOTCOT]
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