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Lightbulb [DIY] Nexus One Macro Lens (Amazing Macro Pictures)

So earlier today, I was feeling rather experimental with my phone, not software wise, but hardware.
Earlier that week I saw a picture of and iphone with a homemade macro lens on it, so I was said to myself- If someone could do that to there Iphone and still hold it right, why cant I do that with my Nexus One? So I did.
It was a lot of trial and error, but eventually I got it, and took amazing pictures, beyond what I ever thought was possible with a phone.
To think our Nexus One's can take almost professional quality photos! I think you will be just as amazed with these pictures as I am .

Please note: These pictures were not edited in any way, just resized for your viewing pleasure!





I know what your thinking! "Hey how do I make one of those snazzy lenses for my super phone?" Well there are many different ways I am guessing, but I will tell you my technique!

Materials:
-Super Glue
-Thick Gauge Wire
-More super glue
-Scotch/Electrical tape
-Disposable camera lens
-Pliers

If you dont have any of these materials, your looking at about $25-$35 USD.

Procedure:
1. Jack the camera lens from a cheapy disposable camera (anyway works, just make sure you dont dink around with the lens).
2. Wrap wire around the lens
3. Super glue it to the wire so it stays
4. Let it dry
5. Bend the wire so the lens fits directly in front of the camera sensor
6. Make it stay on your phone
7. Wrap electrical/scotch tape around the wire to avoid damage to your beloved Nexus One.
8. Take it for a test.

Remember- a lot of trial and error, so be patient. Also, these are very brief instructions- so be creative.

I am not responsible for any damage done to your phone or Camera, or anything.

Here is how mine looks:



If you like my idea and use it and post it around without giving me acknowledgment or credit, then you are clearly a basement dwelling virgin man child. Just sayin'

Please post comments on your thoughts, or if you do it, upload some pics and tell what you did and how it went, cause I am just as curious as you

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hahah thats mad!!!! nice pics!!!
 
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Thats not bad! Great!
Reminds me of this, but now let'S do this with our N1
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Thats not bad! Great!
Reminds me of this, but now let'S do this with our N1
The first one, I have never seen it but its surprisingly similar. The second one, holy crap! Who would do that lol
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What lens did you use exactly? Cause one a size up might get rid of the black ring around the pics. Then they'd be so sick. This is a creative mod and it works really well. Awesome dude.
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What lens did you use exactly? Cause one a size up might get rid of the black ring around the pics. Then they'd be so sick. This is a creative mod and it works really well. Awesome dude.
I just used a disposable camera lens, but it has the black ring because it wasn't adjusted right. I modified it today and it seems to work well now
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so ripping up old camera for this


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that´s nice!!! Thanx for the thread!
 
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Save a buck and use this?

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14953
 
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The leaf one looks really close, but the eye one looks the same as what we can already do without an additional lense...

This was from my stock N1:

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