Monthly Archives: December 2013

Making your own microscope… possibly the best work placement task ever?

We recently had a work experience student in our office called Daniel Haquin from Portobello High School. Daniel saw lots of sides of our business and towards the end of the week we set him the task of creating a smartphone digital microscope. Based on the hit Instructables guide he created a prototype version of this extremely simple and yet beautiful contraption (find out how to do it yourself here).

Have a look at the pictures he took below and see if you can guess what he was zooming in on…
We were massively impressed with Daniel’s work, and absolutely love the photos he took. His work has helped us to prove that this method works and we are hoping to develop an interactive activity using this for our next Science Festival.

If you create your own gadgets and would like to be part of Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire in 2014, complete the online form here for your chance to get involved.