We’ve gotten used to the idea of the iPad being implemented in all sorts of fields. You can now find it among educators trying to teach calculus to their students, in hospital and operating blocks where doctors are trying to perfect their research techniques and the way they provide relevant information to their patients. iPads are even being shipped off in space to provide entertainment for astronauts orbiting new concepts in science.

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SkyLight Scope, Use Your iPhone to Capture Stunning Microscope Stills

But now, it’s the iPhone’s turn to move from being a simple enjoyable object that people use to connect with each other to something more. Andy Mill, the creator of this interesting Kickstarter project, must have had a passion for microbiology because he came up with the idea of creating an adapter that can simply connect smartphones to microscopes. What Skylight actually does is superimpose the smartphone’s camera on the microscope’s eyepiece, thus enabling the production of a video recording or of taking a photograph through the lens. Pretty ingenious, isn’t it?


Is there applicability for this invention, you might wonder. Of course there is. In the healthcare for example, applying the SkyLight Scope will upgrade any existing microscopes enabling the recording of diagnostic videos and images that afterwards can be transmitted with accuracy and reliability anywhere. SkyLight can be used in the field of teaching, as well. Don’t have enough microscopes in your laboratory for the whole class to see? Don’t worry.

Discover The Meaning of Macro With SkyLight

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With SkyLight, experiments can be shared among teachers and students via social media or other education communities, so everybody can get their peak at the bacteria they picked up from the garden. Of course, SkyLight can find some holiday use, as well. Well, you can mount it up your camera for example. The team behind the technology already tested it on a Meade 20-60×60 while in nature on a bird watching trip. The shots that came out of the experience are quite spectacular to say, the least.

Andy’s Kickstarter project has already raised more than $22,000 even if the original goal was set for just $15,000. If you would like to make your contribution, you can get your own SkyLight for $60. Of course, you will have to supply yourself with microscopes or cameras. There are plans to make SkyLight available for other smartphones, as well, so let’s hope Android users won’t  be left aside.


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