The iScopeStand uses smart phone and tablet technology already in the classroom and home to create a powerful learning tool. It will open the window on the lives of the tiniest creatures and the subtle and unexpected beauty of plants under magnification.
Pictured below are examples of the iScopeStand in action. Photos taken with the device during these demonstrations are featured on the Images page of this website. You can also view examples of video.
The story behind the iScopeStand
Artist Educator Angela Rossen discovered this idea for an iPad microscope from the same principle designed for iPhones on the web. She redeveloped the concept to suit iPads and tablets and to be robust enough for children to use in schools. Utilising smartphone and tablet technology, a lens mounted in the stand magnifies the digital camera's capability to capture still and moving images by up to 25 times. This intuitively easy to use microscope opens the door for children, families and students to glimpse the wonder in nature's details.
Angela's prototype was further modified by Graeme Harris to become the iScopeStand. It is priced to be affordable to schools and families. Watch a short documentary on her work here.
Angela Rossen is Artist in Residence at The Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia.
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