3D printed Iphone to microscope adapter

2014-05-22 09:44 | Categories: 3D, In English, Projektai, Užrašai

IMG_3586_tRecently I bought stereo microscope to scale things a bit. Though this microscope has option to attach camera, decent cameras cost as much as microscope itself or even more. So, I designed adapter for Iphone. This adapter attaches directly to en eye piece, so any microscope can be used. This adapter can be made at home on your 3D printer.












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 You can download 3D STEP files if you need to build one for yourself.

  1. Art Struss
    2019-02-05 00:37

    I lead a microscopy society, the State Microscopical Society of Illinois, that meets at the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago, IL. I feel that this project of making a iPhone microscope adapter would be a great project for our society. Our library in Libertyville, IL has a 3-D printer and I’d like to see if we could make a iPhone adapter. Would you indicate how we could obtain the file for printing? The 3-D printer that’s available at the Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville is Lulzbot. Thanks for your help. Art Struss

    • Saulius Lukšė
      2019-02-05 10:09

      Hi Art, thank you for your interest in microscope adapter. Please check STEP file at the end of this blog post.

  2. Paul
    2019-08-03 01:37

    Paul :Hey Saulius! Any chance you can make one of these bad boys for an iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone XS Max for a 23mm eyepiece? Your design is fantastic!

    23mm microscope eyepiece that is!

  3. Saulius Lukšė
    2019-08-03 07:31

    Hi Paul, thank you! Actually there are universal ready made adapters now on ebay, no need to design custom one for each phone any more.

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