Do-it-yourself microscope inventor aims to bring science to the people

By Bethany Brookshire, 16:15 PM November 18, 2013

Almost half a million people have looked at Kenji Yoshino’s instructions for making a microscope. Using only a smartphone, a laser pointer and some bits of plastic and wood, Yoshino can build a microscope that can magnify things up to 325 times, all for only $10. You can see individual salt crystals, plant cells and much, much more. While my own rendition of the do-it-yourself microscope didn’t go over so well, I had a great time talking to Yoshino about it.

Yoshino has a passion for bringing ...

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