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A commenter on our recent DIY panoramic film camera post pointed out that the same site, Fun Science Gallery, also hosts this awesome tutorial on building a simple single-lens microscope based on the very earliest microscope technology. [Thanks, George!]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.