I finally dug out and plugged in this Intel Play microscope that I picked up on a lark a while back. At 200x it’s damned near impossible to adjust the cheap plastic platform in increments small enough to get good focus and without decent lighting, it’s hard to get a good image, but it is pretty neat. After looking at the collection of dog hair and honeybee wings they included in the box, I looked around for something else to jam under there.
|My cellphone’s LCD screen looked pretty cool.|
This nasty looking business is some cork at 60x:
While disassembling a Nintendo cartridge to see if there was anything interesting inside, I got a good close look at one of the screws:
Then I took a peek at some printed text. I figured that at, say, 600 dpi, I might see some actual dots at 200x magnification. However, it was not to be. Probably they print at a higher resolution like 1200 dpi and the resolution of the microscope is far from stellar:
If I catch any small creatures in my apartment in the near future, you’ll be sure to get a good close look at them.