Using a webcam to do digital video from a microscope.
I had to use 2 software programs. I used cheese to open the webcam but it misses frames when it records its own video! I found that opening recordmydesktop and recording the cheese window or cheese area of the desktop solves the problem.
I got the microscope second hand in a thrift store.
Next step will be to find a pond and grab some really nice samples.
I will grab pics of how I set it up in a while, but for now here is a video of a prepared slide, and focusing through it.