Take a smartphone, add $10 worth of plywood and Plexiglas, a bit of hardware, laser pointer lenses and LED click lights from a keychain flashlight and you have a DIY microscope worthy of use in college classes. At least, that's the idea of an instructor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who is adding the do-it-yourself technology in her biology lab courses.
Keisha Lewis's insight:
I'm particularly psyched about this, since it is something that students at my school (almost exclusively boys) would take to. Possibly have it done during Science Club meetings and donate to the school's lab. It can also be a solution to the limited quantity of microscopes that we do have.
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