Turn your phone into a microscope by taping a special lens over your handset's camera

How would you like to turn your smartphone into a microscope using a process as easy as applying a Band Aid to a boo-boo. Currently in the process of raising money via Kickstarter, Blips is a stick-on lens that turns any smartphone into a digital microscope. There are actually two different lenses in each box. There is the .5mm thin Macro lens, and the 1.2mm thin Micro lens.

The Macro lens allows you to take HD photos with an optical magnification of about 10 times. The Micro lens turns your handset into a digital microscope that can detect details of about 1/7000 inch The basic kit gives you one Macro and one Micro lens along with two small sponges that are used to stabilize the focus. The premium Lab Kit can be used for educational purposes, for scientific studies, or just to mess around. It comes with a Macro and a Micro lens, a light source, a pair of sponges, a smartphone stage, and six prepared slides.

The basic kit priced at both $17 USD and $19 USD have both been sold out, and there is still a $23 tier available. The retail price will be $34 USD when the product launches in September. The Lab Kit is priced at $46 USD. It will retail for $68 USD. We know the product will launch because the target goal of $17,096 has nearly been doubled with another 38-days to go.

If you're into science, or just like photographing Macro close-ups and microscopic images, you will enjoy Blips. The sticky tape can be used over and over again. And Blips makes a great gift for the scientist in your life. If interested, click on the sourcelink.

source: Blips via Gizmodo



1. BobLawblaw unregistered

Turn your phone into a weapon by taping a knife to it. Or turn it into a projectile by throwing it at someone's head..

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

how about your head?

6. BobLawblaw unregistered

Ah now, I heard people in the comments section of this site were a friendly bunch of lads..

8. Brewski

Posts: 730; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Can you post a link to your law blog?

2. Pigaro

Posts: 88; Member since: May 15, 2016

And how will i know something i don't know if i see it in micro. Am not a doctor

3. GTRagnarok

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

You can do this with the lens in a basic laser pointer. Just use some clear tape to attach it on your phone.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

some drop of water to camera lens also work.. you can adjust the magnification and its totally free, lolhttp://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-water-drop-macro-lens/

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Too risky for this audience!

7. coderguy

Posts: 1; Member since: May 17, 2016

I'm expecting phones to have a "telescope" like viewing ability, so that I can see the moon clearly next eclipse. I think it'll be more an innovative step of man :)

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