Can you make a microscope, and diagnose fish diseases using your smart phone?

Last week when I was teaching students at the university, some students were amazed that I could take some great images down the microscope, using my iPhone.

But can you make a microscope using your iPhone? You sort of can. One of my colleagues actually built one, following the instructions in the link below.

As a veterinary pathologist, I found the picture quality and the magnification was insufficient to diagnose anything but flukes. You can try it at home and let me know what you think.

Instructions on how to make your own microscope can be found at this link –


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