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A compact microscope with 800x magnification for a smartphone presented (2 photos + video)


On the Kickstarter crowdfunding platformlaunched a fundraising project for the world's first polarizing microscope for smartphones iMicro Q2p. According to the developers from the Canadian company QingYing E&T LLC, the optical characteristics of the tiny device are comparable to a professional microscope, and at the same time it is significantly smaller in size and price.

IMicro Q2p is versatile and suitablefor any smartphones with a camera running both Android and iOS. To obtain a microscopic image that magnifies objects up to 800 times, you just need to attach the iMicro Q2p to the main camera of your smartphone and launch a special application. The demo video on the Kickstarter platform features images and photographs of microscopic objects that are invisible to the human eye.


To work with iMicro Q2p, a convenient anda simple stand for comfortable operation of the microscope and intuitive focusing. The developers cite some technical characteristics of the iMicro Q2p device, the price of which is only $ 49 or 1% of the cost of a professional polarizing microscope.


IMicro Q2p resolution isone micron, the size of the device is only half an inch or about 1.25 cm with a mass of only half a gram. The compact microscope is convenient for transportation and storage. The distortion level in the iMicro Q2p is comparable to that of professional microscopes.

Already at the start of the project iMicro Q2p collected 100 thousanddollars of investment required to start production of 10 thousand dollars. There is still a little less than two months left before the end of the investment period. The first deliveries of iMicro Q2p will be carried out in April next year.