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How to make a microscope



More interesting than a microscope, perhaps, can only be a microscope with a higher resolution and magnification. A very interesting device, with which you can learn a lot about the world around us.

Microscopes can be different in design, even without a single lens (using a drop of liquid with a high refractive index as an optical element).

Despite the complexity of the design, an amateur microscope can be assembled at home.

You will need

  • Two lenses of 10 diopters each, glue, paper, plywood.



Take a hard sheet of paper and paint oneSide in black. Then we glue the tube (colored inwards) from it with a length of 10 centimeters, and make its diameter under the diameter of the lens. Saw the pipe in half. One part will be an eyepiece, the other an eyepiece.


Next, make another tube of 20 lengthsCentimeters, it will be a microscope tube. From the inside, it must also be painted black. The diameter of the tube should be such that the two first tubes enter into it with interference.


After that, in the first two tubes we make a bed forLenses, i.e. We paste in the tubes of the eyepiece and the lens cardboard rings (their inner diameter should be less than the diameter of the lens). In them we lay the lenses and fix one more ring with one more ring. The rings should also be painted black. Insert the eyepiece and lens tubes into the tube. The microscope is ready, then it's up behind the tripod.


We make a simple C-shaped tripod. Two plywood semi-rings 4 cm wide are parallel to each other by wooden cubes at three points, two at the edges of the semirings and a third closer to one of the edges. You will get a semicircular holder, one of the ends of which fixes the microscope tube with the help of a bracket, at the other end a stage is fixed, and the third point is fastened with a wooden platform, which will be a bed.

How to make a microscope Was last modified: May 21st, 2017 By Dinjeotr
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