From smartphone to microscope
Diple. © SmartMicroOptics.
The team behind this product had already made macrophotography lenses back in 2016. Now, they’re back, with a more advanced product, the DIPLE, which promises true microscope quality to examine all manner of microorganisms, bacteria, and even all the cooties living on your keyboard. DIPLE provides backlighting and it comes in three magnification levels (35x, 75x, and 150x), which can be increased to 1000x using your phone’s zoom. It also comes with the traditional glass slides for microscopes to hold your samples. DIPLE is being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, for a planned delivery date of May 2020. You can see examples of DIPLE magnifications on this Instagram account.
⇨ YouTube, “Fresh blood observation on DIPLE.”
⇨ Circuit Breaker, James Vincent, “Smartphone microscope kit promises up to 1,000x magnification.”