Introduction: DIY Camera Microscope
Hiiii I am back with a easy and interesting project camera microscope with this you can observe many objects on your computer or laptop screen i have made this because of my curiosity toward science projects.In market you can also find these microscope but they are little bit costly so try this cheap project made with easily available items & observe leaves,flowers,etc under this camera microscope.So lets began....................
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Step 1: Material You Will Need
1. Wooden base
2. Old DVD drive laser assembly
3. Screw 1-1.5 inch-Qty-4
4. 9v battery
5. battery connector
6. Simple webcam
7. 4-5 plastic pipe 0.5-0.8 inch
8. Slide base can be find from old cpu motherboard
9. LED-White and wire
10. Double Sided Adhesive Tape
11.Clear Plastic Sheet
That's all you will need to start you can add anything if you want to make it more better.But these are the basic material.
Step 2: Start With Base
Take the wooden base and drill 3 holes at is short side for attaching the laser assembly after that take the laser assembly and screw it after that dril 5 holes on its above surface center one for led and the four for attaching slide base for led drill 5mm hole and for screw you can follow the diameter your screw.Now take the LED and fit it in the center hole from bottom and add some glue to it solder wire to the LED terminals check the led and cover the terminals and now you have to take the slide base and screw it on the wooden base.
Step 3: Adding the Plastic Sheet
when you complete the above step then use DS adhesive tape to stick the plastic sheet on the slide base after sticking the sheet remove extra sheet and tape on the back of laser assembly the large gear can be use for adjusting height of camera very accurately.
Step 4: Finishing Up
Take the battery connector and connect it with LED wire.Now at last fit the camera on the laser assembly and try to rotate the camera if it working fine so it's time to observe something take a plant leaf,onion peal etc and place it on plastic sheet and use paper clip to hold its position an another good way is to go to the market and bu some slides now after placing object connect the camera to pc or laptop and use the gear to adjust the height.one important thing adjust or rotate your knob for good zoom.
Step 5: Some Observations
I have observed some items like onion peal,very thin wire,stone,green ink on paper,cloth,and printed letter.so try this amazing DIY project.