Laboratories around the world full of microscopes continue to function without an easy way to capture images in the eyepieces. Struggling lab techs that dreamed of being artists end up drawing much of what they see with their eyes, the same way the lab techs have done for generations.
Now Xianne and Isaac Penny, designers out of Palo Alto, CA, have developed an iPhone case that makes it easy to snap the phone’s camera in front of an eyepiece and quickly capture images for further use. The same adapter case can be used with telescopes, binoculars, and other optical devices.
From the project’s Kickstarter page:
To use Magnifi, simply slip your phone into the Magnifi case and drop it over the eyepiece. Using the built-in camera app, slide the case onto your eyepiece until the image border becomes crisp. Snap the latch closed to lock things in place, and you are ready to go!