How to:make a macro lens for your (i)Phone kootoyoo… click & make
As with any project the key is having everything on hand that you’ll need.For this project you need…cling filmsugru hack putty sugru - hack things betteran old broken lens (or small magnifying glass)baking paperscissors
Begin by covering the camera lens & corner of your phone with clingfilm.
Pull apart the lens or magnifying glass & isolate the glass.
Now’s the fun part. It’s play doh for grown ups.Sugru is amazing stuff – it air dries & cures in 24 hours. If you have another idea by allmeans go with it but I think this stuff is terrific. You can buy it online here…http://sugru.com
Using about ½ of one small packet of sugrurole a couple of spaghettistrings. They say the stuff stains so I did this on baking paper.
Lay your lens onto your string of sugru& roll the lens along the string toenclose it.
Just use your scissors to cut off the excess. You should now have a lens enclosed insugru.
Now position your magnifier over the camera lens.Gently press the sugru to ensure a tight fit around the glass & optimumpositioning.
Turn your phone over & attach another spaghetti strand as pictured.
Roll the remaining sugru into a ball, press flat & “fill in” the corner.Double check your lens position & the fit of the lens corner onto the phone.
Once you are happy with the fit of the lens corner remove the cling film & thelens from your phone & leave to cure.
Time lapse…24 hours later…Remove the cling film from the inside of your lens corner.
Clean lens to remove any oily residue from the sugru.