Australian Researchers Develop 3D Printed Clip-On Attachment to Turn Smartphone into Microscope

You may have read about the team of researchers who, working with an NSF grant, have introduced and made freely available a 3D printable attachment for a cell phone that…

3D Printed Lens Converts Smartphone Into Microscope

I have to admit that I was not an early adopter of the smartphone. Nor was I enthusiastic when I finally caved and bought one (read: couldn’t find a phone…

3D Printed Parts Enhance Asbestos-Detecting Microscope Named Marvin

Asbestos was, at one time, an extremely popular material because of its excellent insulating and fire-resistant properties. Unfortunately, it turned out to be too good to be true, because it…

Researchers Combine 3D Printing, Microcomputers, and Simple Electronics to Make Small, Inexpensive Laboratory System

We’ve heard of open source 3D printer filament, open source software, open source designs, and of course, open source 3D printers. But what about open labware? Researchers from the University of…

The OpenFlexure Microscope: A Lifesaving Water-Testing Device You Can 3D Print at Home

I remember looking at some really interesting things through a microscope when I was in grade school, and wishing that I had my own. Eventually I did, but it was…

UCLA & Swedish Researchers Create 3D Printed Microscope Attachment to Aid in Field Diagnostics for Cancer

Once again, 3D printing is allowing for impacts in the medical field that most of us could not have begun to comprehend just several years ago. While we report on…

Researchers Transform Ordinary Microscope into High-Quality Live Imaging Equipment Using Little More Than a Smartphone and Some 3D Printed Parts

One of the great things about 3D printing is that, in the right hands, it can transform ordinary objects into much more sophisticated tools for a very minimal cost. In…

Get Your Kids Excited About Microbiology Now with the 3D Printed Microscope Powered by Your Smartphone

Parents love to discuss what their kids are ‘into,’ and this came up recently as my daughter was going to a birthday party for a boy in her class and…

3D Printed Smartphone Attachment Acts as Fluorescent Microscope to Isolate & Analyze DNA

The old adage that you can do whatever you set your mind to has certainly skyrocketed to ambitious new levels lately for the collective whole. When you hear the saying…

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