Introduction: Another Webcam Microscope

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Microscope from HAMA AC-150 webcam.


  • Webcam HAMA AC-150
  • 300x95mm 3-4mm plywood or plexiglass
  • 70x150mm 2mm plexiglass.
  • 3 pcs. - M6 50mm screw
  • 3 pcs. - M6 20mm screw
  • 6 pcs. - M6 bolt
  • 6 pcs. - M3 15mm screw
  • 1 pcs. - M3 20mm screw
  • 8 pcs. - M3 bolt
  • Some wire

Step 1: Remove and Turn Around the Lens

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Remove and turn around the lens. For some cameras, it's possible to do so by cutting some plastic and screwing. For other models just by using glue.

Step 2: Remove LEDs and Ad Wire.

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For transparent object, we will need light from another side of object so I removed LED and made some wires to be able to put LED in different place.

Step 3: Assemble Housing

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Cut housing with laser cutter using attached outline.

Step 4: Assemble Legs and Height Adjustment Screws

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Put M6 50mm screws for legs, and M6 20mm screws for height adjustment.

Step 5: Add Some Rubber

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Add some rubber for maintaining tension between two plates. I used old bicycle tire for that.

Step 6: Assemble Upper Plate

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Assemble upper plate and LED holder screw.

Step 7: Add Glass and LED

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Add glass and LED. For this camera model, LED brightness is adjusted by turning the wheel on the USB cable.

That's it put some object between glass and enjoy! :)


dimonbikon (author)2017-03-22

Good project

make images Please

KlausH13 (author)2016-11-27

wrap a rubber chain around the wing nuts to sync them?

Eduardo Veríssimo (author)2016-11-07

Could you add some sample images made with this microscope, please?

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