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(SeattlePI)   New invention turns your cellphone into a microscope. This will really help the next time I need to send somebody a picture of my junk   (seattlepi.com) divider line 59
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2014-04-22 01:59:43 PM
Damn. That would give me an excuse to finally buy a cell phone.
 
2014-04-22 02:08:55 PM
He didn't invent shiat.
 
2014-04-22 03:03:44 PM

Gecko Gingrich: He didn't invent shiat.


No, he didn't. People have been using lenses like that (for example, the lens from a bluray player) to take super-macro photos with a cell phone camera for ages.

farm9.staticflickr.com

www.diyphotography.net

img.wonderhowto.com

makezineblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-22 03:23:29 PM

RexTalionis: Gecko Gingrich: He didn't invent shiat.

No, he didn't. People have been using lenses like that (for example, the lens from a bluray player) to take super-macro photos with a cell phone camera for ages.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

[www.diyphotography.net image 500x332]

[img.wonderhowto.com image 654x406]

[makezineblog.files.wordpress.com image 500x707]


Yea, but his probably looks slightly less ghetto.

/Coulda used this in anatomy and physiology
 
2014-04-22 03:23:36 PM

RexTalionis: for ages.


hundreds of years, maybe; but not for ages....
 
2014-04-22 03:24:08 PM
/the upcoming release, anyway.
 
2014-04-22 03:25:00 PM

Gecko Gingrich: He didn't invent shiat.


Done in two. The ancient Assyrians want to have a word.
 
2014-04-22 03:25:01 PM
Old invention has been around for years now. I'm sure I saw this on fark or slashdot ages ago.
 
2014-04-22 03:25:31 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-22 03:29:02 PM
The Man with the Smallest Penis in Existence and the Electron Microscope Technician Who Loved Him

Pretty much NSFW (contains teensy, highly stylized cartoon penis)
=Smidge=
 
2014-04-22 03:32:45 PM

Vector R: RexTalionis: Gecko Gingrich: He didn't invent shiat.

No, he didn't. People have been using lenses like that (for example, the lens from a bluray player) to take super-macro photos with a cell phone camera for ages.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

[www.diyphotography.net image 500x332]

[img.wonderhowto.com image 654x406]

[makezineblog.files.wordpress.com image 500x707]

Yea, but his probably looks slightly less ghetto.

/Coulda used this in anatomy and physiology


My students figured out with decent aim, you can take a picture with your cell phone right down one of the microscope oculars.  Seems obvious in retrospect but my cell doesn't have a camera on it so I didn't think of it.
 
2014-04-22 03:34:04 PM
transmogrifier?
 
2014-04-22 03:34:17 PM
 
2014-04-22 03:34:52 PM
Brett Favre, is that you submitting links to Fark?
 
2014-04-22 03:40:39 PM

WTFDYW: Damn. That would give me an excuse to finally buy a cell phone.


Nope.
Not paying that much for a gadget I wouldnt' hardly use.
 
2014-04-22 03:42:55 PM
This is kinda like how Subway invented their new thing by making pizza on a cracker right?
 
2014-04-22 03:46:56 PM
 
2014-04-22 03:50:13 PM
With a helpful pic of someone dropping off mail.
 
2014-04-22 03:50:38 PM
 
2014-04-22 03:50:56 PM
 
2014-04-22 03:51:48 PM
Nothing new under the sun, I saw an article about using a lens between your insoluble dry plate camera and the object to be magnified somewhere around 1926.

I'm doing deep digging for ideas that have faded out but could be reborn, but half the problems they had kludges for were solved with zinc paint or o-rings.
 
2014-04-22 03:51:56 PM
www.forumsextreme.com
 
2014-04-22 03:52:52 PM
Old news.
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-04-22 03:53:30 PM
Why would I buy that, when I can just as easily burn ants with this?

www.smartknives.com

Oh.  Never mind.
 
2014-04-22 03:54:56 PM

firemanbuck: RexTalionis: for ages.

hundreds of years, maybe; but not for ages....


Decades, maybe; but not for centuries ...
 
2014-04-22 03:59:33 PM

MooseBayou: Why would I buy that, when I can just as easily burn ants with this?

[www.smartknives.com image 292x241]

Oh.  Never mind.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-22 04:05:55 PM
Nice you can buy his 15x zoom for $15.00
or you can buy CE compass's at 60x for about $6.00 dollars on Amazon.

He must be targeting apple users.
 
2014-04-22 04:06:53 PM
Approves
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu
 
2014-04-22 04:10:31 PM
Somebody invented a magnifying lens?

theredlist.com
 
2014-04-22 04:12:41 PM
When I was a young geek, I had all the Gilbert Science sets when growing up. The Chemistry set, the geology set, and of course multiple microscope sets. Used to grow stuff in Petrie dishes, looked at protozoans in pond water... I was a regular Junior Scientician. I intend to set up a cool lab up at the retirement farm and fiddle around with that stuff again, at least until Homeland Security finds out and sends in the SWAT team to bust "a suspected bio-terror lab". Sigh.
 
2014-04-22 04:15:19 PM

mark12A: When I was a young geek, I had all the Gilbert Science sets when growing up. The Chemistry set, the geology set, and of course multiple microscope sets. Used to grow stuff in Petrie dishes, looked at protozoans in pond water... I was a regular Junior Scientician. I intend to set up a cool lab up at the retirement farm and fiddle around with that stuff again, at least until Homeland Security finds out and sends in the SWAT team to bust "a suspected bio-terror lab". Sigh.


The old people farm is a lie, everyone knows Grandpa was stabbed in a brothel.
 
2014-04-22 04:15:39 PM
If Antoni van Leeuwenhoek were still alive, I bet he could totally improve their resolution.
 
2014-04-22 04:16:27 PM

mark12A: When I was a young geek, I had all the Gilbert Science sets when growing up. The Chemistry set, the geology set, and of course multiple microscope sets. Used to grow stuff in Petrie dishes,


Pfffft. I do that in the refrigerator to this day.
 
2014-04-22 04:20:18 PM
This is the saddest thing I've ever heard. I honestly don't know why people can't just leave things alone.
 
2014-04-22 04:23:27 PM

lennavan: but my cell doesn't have a camera on it so I didn't think of it.



Is this you?
www.englishexercises.org
 
2014-04-22 04:25:34 PM
Sweet now I can find the fiddle I wanted to play in the student loan co-signer thread.
 
2014-04-22 04:26:48 PM
The old people farm is a lie, everyone knows Grandpa was stabbed in a brothel.

I have named *my* retirement farm in New Hampshire "Omega Station", because it is the end. The last place I will live. No more moving or traveling for the Navy. It will be my science, engineering and agricultural station. I'll have a lab, machine shop, Astronomical Observery, airstrip for an Ultralight, an antenna tower, weatherstation, food gardens and anything else that amuses me. The work uniform is red coveralls, so I don't get shot by hunters, and in honor of Starfleet Redshirts everywhere, since this is a mission I'm not coming back from....
 
2014-04-22 04:29:54 PM
Sssshhh... don't tell him about DealExtreme

img2u.info
 
2014-04-22 04:30:25 PM

mark12A: The old people farm is a lie, everyone knows Grandpa was stabbed in a brothel.

I have named *my* retirement farm in New Hampshire "Omega Station", because it is the end. The last place I will live. No more moving or traveling for the Navy. It will be my science, engineering and agricultural station. I'll have a lab, machine shop, Astronomical Observery, airstrip for an Ultralight, an antenna tower, weatherstation, food gardens and anything else that amuses me. The work uniform is red coveralls, so I don't get shot by hunters, and in honor of Starfleet Redshirts everywhere, since this is a mission I'm not coming back from....


Just think positive.

img.pandawhale.com
 
2014-04-22 04:49:15 PM
Does it work underwater?
 
2014-04-22 04:50:01 PM

LesserEvil: Sssshhh... don't tell him about DealExtreme

[img2u.info image 600x600]


I've forwarded to my teacher friends, these would be perfect science class for younger grades (and for checking out junk).
 
2014-04-22 05:00:14 PM
What a deeply reported and informative article!
 
2014-04-22 05:01:37 PM

sendtodave: Does it work underwater?


cl.jroo.me
 
2014-04-22 05:02:46 PM
I did this with a lens from a laser pointer.

Used it to verify the gia inscription on the fiancees diamond ring after she had it sized.
 
2014-04-22 05:10:53 PM

mark12A: When I was a young geek, I had all the Gilbert Science sets when growing up. The Chemistry set, the geology set, and of course multiple microscope sets. Used to grow stuff in Petrie dishes, looked at protozoans in pond water... I was a regular Junior Scientician. I intend to set up a cool lab up at the retirement farm and fiddle around with that stuff again, at least until Homeland Security finds out and sends in the SWAT team to bust "a suspected bio-terror lab". Sigh.


Walter? Walter Bishop? Is that you?
 
2014-04-22 05:34:09 PM
Beam him up, Scotty.
 
2014-04-22 05:44:14 PM
LoisCKcrabs.gif
/Also, I know people who have bought dermatoscope attachments for their iphones
 
2014-04-22 05:57:00 PM
www.livingwithbugs.com
 
2014-04-22 06:11:34 PM
Hmm... WIE thread?

EIP... No magnification necessary
 
2014-04-22 06:20:40 PM

Vector R: Yea, but his probably looks slightly less ghetto.


Is that what kids call "improvised" or "jerry-rigged" these days?
 
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