Turn a Cheap Laser Pointer Into a Removable Macro Photography Lens for Your Phone

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    Smartphone cameras are better than ever, and while they can take some pretty solid pictures, you can really get some fun shots with a DIY macro lens. Here's how to put a macro lens on your phone without having to open up your hardware.

    We've talked about one way to hack your phone's camera with a macro lens, but it involved taking apart your camera completely. Imgur user Mor0n posted a tutorial on doing it with no permanent modifications required: just take apart a cheap laser pointer, grab the lens from inside, and attach it to your phone using something like a bobby pin as shown above. With that setup, you can get awesome, super closeup shots like the image to the right (it's a picture of sugar, if you're curious). Hit the link to see the full how-to.
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