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Invention turns cellphone into microscope

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OLYMPIA — A 23-year-old Olympia man who studied mechanical engineering at the University of Washington is finding a market for his invention — lenses that turn your cellphone into a microscope.

Thomas Larson’s first product is a lens with 15 times magnification, which could be used by coin and stamp collectors, for example.

The Olympian reports he raised nearly $112,000 through Kickstarter for his next product — a lens with 150 times magnification that he expects to produce this summer.…

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