Macrophotography is the photography of small things.
That’s the loose (and somewhat prosaic) definition anyway. In truth, there is no agreed upon standard for what constitutes a ‘macro’ photo — it’s rather subjective; c.f. the first three paragraphs of the Wikipedia “Macrophotography” page for a litany of conflicting and overlapping definitions.
My definition of what qualifies as “macro” is technical, but pretty loose. I use magnification as the figure of merit. Anything from about 1/5th to about 10x magnification qualifies as macro for me. Less than 1/5th magnification I’d consider “close-up” (highly scientific term) and greater than 10x I’d consider microscopy.
Now that we’ve defined our terms, here are a few macrophotographs of electronic stuff. All of them were a blast to shoot. I hope you enjoy them.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.