A Leeuwenhoek microscope from CD-ROM drive parts

In a previous post, I discussed the microscopes constructed by the “father of microbiology” – Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (photo of replica microscope above by Jeroen Rouwkema).

In a recent post on Science 2.0, Steve Schuler shows how to make a similar microscope out of bits and pieces from an old CD-ROM drive. A great project for those people exploring science with their kids at home – or just for those who like making things!

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