Just like a traditional microscope, it has magnifiers, gear systems, focus dials, adjusting rings, and even small LED. With all these compeonents properly fitted, the microscope can provide a magnification of upto 10 times. Carl Merriam explains that this microscope has been made using components which are easily available in the supermarkets.
“It only took a few tweaks to connect the focus lens with the optical light in the eyepiece , as well as, the magnifying glass. Then focus knob can be adjusted to have a clear view of the slide”, he says on his flickr account. Since 27 years, Carl spends most of his time making making traditional objects using LEGO bricks. If this item collects 10,000 supporters, a review committee may decide to market the product and sell it in all stores of LEGO worldwide. You can vote for this project or the like it on the site LEGOIdeas.
Even if we can not hope to observe viruses or cells with the microscope, it works fine for observing insects or small plants. We congratulate Carl for his creativity. Could you have imagined if it was possible to create microscope using small LEGO bricks?