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02-23-2008

Build a USB Digital Microscope in 60 min and 15$

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How to turn a 10$ microscope and a 5$ USB camera into a cool digital microscope in 60 minuits.

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Just remove any screws and plastic cover that is not needed. This webcam cost me 5$ - very simple low resolution web cam.

Just remove any screws and plastic cover that is not needed. This webcam cost me 5$ - very simple low resolution web cam.

Place hot-glue over the electronic side of the camera so it won't get damaged.

Place hot-glue over the electronic side of the camera so it won't get damaged.

onnect a 50 to 330 Ohm resistor to the red wire and the other side to the long LED line. Then connect the black wire to the short LED lead.

onnect a 50 to 330 Ohm resistor to the red wire and the other side to the long LED line. Then connect the black wire to the short LED lead.

Solder the LED lines and connected and isolate with isolation electric tape. Remove the mirro from the bottom and connect a toothpick to the two holes that remain. onnect the LED to the toothpick with hot-glue.

While you view the image via the SW used for the webcam - position it so you get a clear image . you may need to play with it for a while. After you find the exact location use a hot glue gun to fix it to that position. Then tape the wires tidily to the microscope and start taking pictures...

While you view the image via the SW used for the webcam - position it so you get a clear image . you may need to play with it for a while. After you find the exact location use a hot glue gun to fix it to that position. Then tape the wires tidily to the microscope and start taking pictures...

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