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What is iMicroscope R?

iMicroscope R is one of the smartphone microscopes we developed. It is solid, slim and coming with dedicated professional App to meet either educational purpose or profession application.

Here are some micrographs took with it:

From the embedded scale-bar, it is easily to know the size of the micro-objects, for example, the size of the pixel was estimated at about 0.08mm from the scale-bar, agree well with the theoretical value calculated from its 326 PPI of the retinal display.

The features of iMicroscope R

  • Slim and ultra-portable

it is of low profile, only 4.5mm thick (less than 0.2 inch), adding not much on the phone and so that it is smoothly put in a pocket:

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  • Aspherical lens

An aspheric lens is a lens whose surfaces profile neither a portion of a sphere nor of a circular cylinder.An aspheric lens is designed for aberration correction. With the help of aspheric lens, distortion is reduced.   

  • Instant lens switching

When do the observation, it is often the case that we need to switch between normal camera mode for a overview and microscope mode local detail. So with the lens switching mechanism of iMicroscope, it is instant and very easy:

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  • Solid and durable

It is made of air-craft grade aluminum alloy with CNC machining, anodized finishing, diamond cutting and laser engraving process.

 

  • Nano suction pad - durable and easy cleaning

Different from conventional adhesive, the nano suction pad mimics gecko's foot-pads, it has thousands of micro air pockets functioning like micro suction cups to hold the device to the phone. Every on and off application will leave nothing on the phone. This newly developed "nano suction pad" is residue-free, non-tacky and repeatable. 

This nano suction pad is also easily to be cleaned by touching it with a PSA tape. So it could be used again and again. Here is a demo that it was contaminated by some dust (wheat flour), after cleaning with a PSA tape, it resumed its function as fresh.

 
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  • Accurate and professional

Due to the lack of sense on size in microscopic world, it is important to keep a scale-bar and ensure its accuracy on micrograph. For iMicroscope, this is not only done by the scale-bar calibration function in the dedicated APP, but also a high quality microRuler (stage micrometer) which is made by photomask technology, to assure accuracy. Please see our previous campaign μRuler - A micro-Ruler to measure the micro objects for more information and it is available for pre-order at Indiegogo for InDemand.

 

The dedicated APP was designed to take micrographs to meet professional demand. Scale bar on the micrograph could be tangled on/off and it could be calibrated and validated with the microRuler.

Campatibilty

  • for Phones with a flat camera, or a small extruded camera

iMicrosocpe attaches to the phones with nano-pad,  can be stay on phone as long as you need it, or remove it after microscope observation. It could apply again and again as the nano-suction is durable and easily be cleaned by a PSA tape.

 
  • for Phones with big extruded camera

It is good to work with a phone case, iMicroscope could be fixed to the phone case and then attached to the phone. if you prefer, for phones with flat camera, you also can do this to make iMicroscope a dedicated one for your phone with case. An adhesive pad will be provided.

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Rewards

 
 

Stretch goals

  • 25000CA$:  1 additional nano-suction pad  and 1 additional adhesive pad
  • 30000CA$:  3 different options, you may choose from: 1 additional µRuler M, or 1 additional µRuler Q, or 1 protective phone case (for some popular phone models)

Time line

 

Know anyone who may like iMicrosocpe R?

iMicroscope R is a perfect gift for everyone who needs microscope, likes shooting extreme macros and exploring the micro-objects... Let your friends and family know about iMicroscope R.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

About us

We (Shanghai Qingying  E&T LLC, www.mobile-scope.com) focus on the development and manufacture of mobile phone microscopic photography product. We started quite a few years ago and get several patents authorized in this field since April of 2012. An additional patent  is pending on lens switching microscope, direct related to this project.

 

We built several products line to help our customer with the best smartphone based tools and instruments in different application:

  • Industry– PCB, printing, fabrics, fine mechanics abrasives  
  • Medical– in hospital dermography, parasite  
  • Garden– plants, insects  
  • R&D– failure analysis, material observation, defects observation  
  • Hobby– banknote, postage, vintage  
  • Education - School experiment, explore micro-world  
  • Daily life– office application,reading
  • Forensic – field observation and records

We plan to start this project to build this small and powerful tool, with solid quality, to help more and more people. We highly appreciate your support.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing aspect
We have established manufacturing capability through accumulated experience in the development and manufacture of our other products. We carefully select suppliers and OEM of key parts, keep the cost, process and quality under control, and develop good relationships with our partners.

Time line
We put lot of effort and also a reasonable buffer to our project plan to meet the time line, there may be difficulties and problems need to overcome on the road. We will be engaged in the project to solve the problem and stick on the time line. You will be updated in timely manner for the progress of the project.

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