I just made an inexpensive microscope using my iPhone 4s and about 20 bucks worth of supplies. It took me about an hour to assemble, outside of the trip to a hardware store to get everything (though if I was better at construction I may have been done in only 20 or 30 minutes). I followed this tutorial to the tee, making sure to follow the link in the Youtube description for an exact list of what I would need. Here is the finished product, with my first microscopic photographs below. Please click on the images for hi-res. Thanks to kmyoshino!

iPhone Microscope
The iPhone Microscope
Cinnamon and Sugar
Cinnamon and Sugar
Quarter 2
George Washington’s Eye on a Quarter
Penny We
The “WE” on a Penny
Magazine Paper
A torn piece of paper from a magazine
Salt and Pepper 1
Salt and Pepper
Quarter Panorama
Quarter Panorama
Pepper Kernal
Pepper Kernal
Pencil 5
Pencil
Pencil 4
Pencil Eraser
Pencil 3
Pencil Lead
Pencil 2
Pencil
Pencil 1
Pencil Lead/Wood
Oregano 4
Oregano
Oregano 3
Oregano
Oregano 2
Oregano
Oregano 1
Oregano
Duct Tape 2
Duct Tape
Duct Tape 1
Duct Tape
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