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April 3, 2008

Webcam Microscope

at 4:58 am. Filed under Electronic Hacks


Here is an interesting hack that will allow you to make a microscope from an ordinary webcam. Take the lens out of the webcam and turn it around to allow it to focus very close. Have a look at the last picture, that is a close up view of a magazine. The dots you see are what make up the solid colors that you see when you look at a picture in the magazine.




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4 Responses to “Webcam Microscope”

  1. ApprenticeWizard Says:

    Google English Translation: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.kalanda.com/remake-convertir-webcam-en-microscopio.html&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=1&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2BREMAKE:%2BConvertir%2BWebcam%2Ben%2BMicroscopio%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26hs%3Dab5

    I wonder how difficult it would be to get top / side illumination for this device. It looks like the focal length was ~4mm. Not a lot of space to work with…

  2. Berni Says:

    My really old web cam can already do this.Its not this much zoom but close.
    Oh and the light i just shine at it with a LED flashlight.

    Its a Trust SpaceCam 350

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  4. JJ Says:

    Nice i have an old web can with a broken base so maybe a microscope it will be!!!

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