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Turn a Green Laser into a Microscope Projector [Science]

No need to settle for squinting over a microscope, hack a green laser and a cheap webcam lens into a projector. Check out the video below to see the projector in action.

Over at Hackteria, user Dusjagr shares a clever tutorial on how to hack a laser and some odd parts into a projector intended for microscopic subjects. With a strong enough light source, a properly spaced lens assembly, and a slide or petri dish filled with something of interest, you can create microscope projector. Curious how it would work and what the results would look like? Check out this demonstration video:

That wiggling creature you see in the video is a nematode from a sample of pond water. For more information on building your own laser-scope projector, hit up the link below.

DIY Laser Microscope [Hackteria via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/4/11

Comments (2)

  1. Roi

    That….was creepy!

  2. ga4a

    i just went to the bathroom and washed my hands.

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