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The Catalyst Frame Microscope
The Catalyst Frame is a 3D printed microscope that hooks on to your smartphone or tablet so you can take science lessons with you anywhere.
A portable smartphone microscope
The microscope was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
Compatibile with all devices
The microscope is compatible with all smartphones and tablets.
The microscope has a magnification of 30/50/170 or 30/170/340.
Panoramic pine stem
Close-up of a quarter
Jing Luo, creator
Luo has a background in molecular cell biology. He had the idea after talking to a friend who has trouble doing research in the field because of clunky, heavy microscopes.
These are the four prototypes Luo made using various 3D printers. He wants to manufacture using the Form1+ desktop 3D printer.
Small and versatile
The microscope is powered by two AAA batteries.