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For more on microcontrollers and wearables, check out Make: Volume 43.
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I’ve always been fascinated by high-resolution photos of insects. The amount of detail at that small scale is impressive and also surprising because it surrounds us on a daily basis, but goes unnoticed without a bit of effort and a microscope. You don’t need a fancy camera — even a cellphone camera will provide good results. With a little practice, you’ll be able to capture and share your own high-quality images of the microscopic world.

Ideally you’ll want a low-magnification, binocular microscope that provides light from above the specimen. But if you already have a conventional monocular microscope that provides light from beneath the specimen, you can easily use that as well.

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