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  1. jholmes says:

    Very nice. It is pretty rough on the plastic!

    The video is very nice! Is that in real time or is it sped up, time-lapse?

    Thank you for sharing.


    1. sameerUNO says:

      It’s in real time.

  2. jholmes says:

    That is great! Pretty quick event then! I might give this a try, thanks for sharing the technique. – Jay

    1. sameerUNO says:

      One tip I would use is to use PCB board to protect the foldscope even if you use capillary tubes.


    2. sameerUNO says:

      Just saw that you made a Leeuwenhoek microscopes, it looks super cool.
      Where you able to take any images with it?

      1. jholmes says:

        I have not taken any photographic images with my Leeuwenhoek microscope. The lens is a tiny bead lens made from a drip at the end of a fiber. It is pretty tiny, maybe not as nicely spherical as a fold scope lens. I need to experiment with lighting and object holding. It was a quick build, first attempt, for a friend who was interested in one for an educational program. I use it for similar and just use feather barbules as an easy object for that sort of audience. I will experiment more with it. 🙂

  3. Mitali says:

    Hey Sameer!
    Reaaaly cool videos. I got here from twitter. Isn’t it weird how the crystals appear colorless at some points? do you have a macro picture of the slide with the crystallized compound on it? I’m guessing the color has to do with their spatial densities on the slide. Your trial where you create the waves might give us a clue. Can you describe how you managed to get the waves? The looked very cool!


  4. sameerUNO says:

    I will add a macro image on this post.
    I was able to get the waves by changing the temperature at some points.


  5. Jana says:

    Cool. Love the colors. They were changing color in the video. How??

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