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Picture of HOW TO TURN ANY WEBCAM INTO A HIGH POWER MICROSCOPE.....
Hello friends,
this is my first instructable that i made using my old SVB webcam.
It's really simple to make..
just place anything 1.5cm away from camera lens and enjoy the crystal clear highly magnified images...
PLZZZ VOTE FOR ME IF YOU LIKED IT....
let's begin.....

Step 1: Materials required...

  • here is the list of materials required...
  • WEBCAM
  • SCREWDRIVERS
  • FEVIQUICK
  • EMPTY SOAP BOX
  • CELLOPHANE TAPE
  • AND SOME BRAIN AND TIME
 
jchavis213 days ago

That's incredible! Can you still use the zoom function? Does it make the image better or worse? I need a bench top microscope for micro soldering work, but don't have $2000 to spend on a scope.

arierep60 made it!1 month ago

nice instructable!
it's easy to do and the results are awesome, try to see the hairs in your legs ahahah :D

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roanbuma3 months ago
Iphone 6 screen :)
Thanks for the cool tutorial I turned my old webcam into a digital microscope in less than a minute
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how can increase it's magnification

kushalverma (author) 1 year ago
can u plz help me out as u all know that the micro chips are very sensitive to electrical charge , i by mistake while getting led's out touched both the +ve and -ve terminals while the webcam/microscope was in power now whenever i connect it to my pc it shows that the device is malfunctioned windows doesn't recognises it ...........plz anyone help me out.....plzzzzzz
bob30301 year ago
Nice recycle/reuse instructable. Thanks for posting.
panic mode1 year ago
digging through my junk collection for usb camera...
Wazzupdoc1 year ago
Great job. If you have a very fine old steel metric pocket ruler:
(1) take a pic of it at your highest mag
(2) Print the picture at 1x mag
(3) use the ruler to measure the smallest division.
(4) calculate the magnification.

In reality, this is a really good "Macroscope". If you can print out measurable microns (i.e. 1x10 -6 M), then you have a "Microscope". All told, you did a great job!
It is still a microscope. Google is your friend.
Great project, and great timing! Who would have thought that just reversing the lens would work so well! I just made a web-cam adapter for a microscope using my Logitech Quickcam Pro for Notebooks (say THAT 5 times fast) and my 3D printer. See the blog post here: http://milwaukeemakerspace.org/2013/11/3d-printed-webcam-to-microscope-adapter/
I'll be uploading the design files to Thingiverse this afternoon.
myshanks1 year ago
good, I had this idea when I saw a usb microscope some years ago. nevertheless congrats. if someone can integrate a Raspberry Pi to this it becomes a stand alone instrument.
nly1 year ago
AWESOME!! Just finished it. I used an old ps2 eye-toy camera and the results are amazing.You made my day :)
Oh how awesome, I have the exact same webcam but the tact switch to snap shots was not solder to anything in mine. If you can OP can you post an image of where to wire the tact switch to the PCB board?
yes bro i will soon post it....
Partybot1 year ago
Excellent! Enter the lab hack contest. This would help labs save a lot of money and obtain reasonable results for academia.
kushalverma (author)  Partybot1 year ago
ya sure dude...... :)
awesome blossom dude......nice job done
Very interesting
rimar20001 year ago
Wow, this is very interesting!
kushalverma (author)  rimar20001 year ago
just try it also it will be much more interesting.....
dwsworks1 year ago
oh good I will try doing thst reversing the lens of webcam itself never thought of that. I have made microscope using my old digital cameras lens. but your idea I will try it out today. thaks
kushalverma (author)  dwsworks1 year ago
thanx dwsworks plz vote for me if u liked it.....
kushalverma (author) 1 year ago
hi jeremymbates thanx for viewing my first instructable i only used 2 drops of quick fix to fix the lens from outside.... but its really very interesting to see various images around us in a way we never imagined....
Only problem is when reversing the lens there's no way to secure it in the model I have. I may have to glue it or something.