DIY Microscope Methods

The easiest and cheapest method to take microscopic or macro photographs with your smartphone is to use the focus lens from a laser pointer. Click on the gif below for complete instructions.

DIY Smartphone Microscope

Another method that holds promise, but still needs some bugs worked out, is using a 3D printed plastic clip to hold a glass bead in place in front of your smartphone camera lens. Click the image below for more info.

Digital image of 100x android clip