iPhone DIY Macro Lens

apple_phone_hacks_iphone_tammy_picture-small Posted by Tammy on Apr 9, 2009 in Camera Hack, DIY iPhone Hack, iPhone Hack |


Colin Devroe made a cool Macro Lens for his iPhone from an old camera lens. All us geeks have tons of broken gadgets that may come in handy some day. This hack shows us that broken gadgets can be useful after all.

“A few years ago one of my digital cameras just decided it didn’t want to work anymore. It wouldn’t turn on. Actually, to be more accurate, the thing wouldn’t turn off. Turns out that there was a small screw inside that busted up the innards. No idea how that happened.

Well, like any self respecting geek I kept the camera’s body around for a few years always thinking I’d do something with it eventually. You know, the same way car enthusiasts keep around old Corvette parts thinking one day they’ll rebuild those. That’s me with electronics – only, I’m horrible at rebuilding things, but fantastic at ripping them apart.

I figured that inside of this extraordinarily complex device I would surely find some way to manipulate the way the iPhone took photos. Turns out, I ended up with a fairly decent macro lens for the iPhone.”

1 Comment

Apr 13, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Cool Hack do you this this kinda hack could work on my Blackberry, New site idea blackberry hacks. LOL Is that a plastic bottle cap used as the mount?? very cool



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