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HOW TO TURN ANY WEBCAM INTO A HIGH POWER MICROSCOPE.....

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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.....
 
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Step 1: Materials required...

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

Step 2: Opening the webcam......

first of all open your camera beware not to destroy the cmos sensor....
i extended the wires of the image capturing button outside the webcam which allows us to have still images..
i also a switch to turn the led's on or off they were yellow and grey it may be different for yours.....

Step 3: Reversing the lens...

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second step is that we have to reverse the lens placed over the cmos sensor.......just place it 2-3mm away from the cmos sensor...

Step 4: Close the cover....

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after reversing the lens screw the webcam back..... now its ready to use but i made a stand to get still images from it......

Step 5: Final body....

i used a soap box and fixed the webcam over it and as u can see from image it can be adjusted for getting images
also i used a mirror below it so that the light spreads all over the object placed over it and also it provides the light from below the object....
ALL DONE....PLACE ANYTHING BELOW THE LENS......ENJOY. :)
kushalverma (author) 1 month 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
bob30304 months ago
Nice recycle/reuse instructable. Thanks for posting.
panic mode4 months ago
digging through my junk collection for usb camera...
Wazzupdoc4 months 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.
Mark Rehorst4 months ago
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.
myshanks4 months 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.
nly4 months 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....
Partybot4 months ago
Excellent! Enter the lab hack contest. This would help labs save a lot of money and obtain reasonable results for academia.
kushalverma (author)  Partybot4 months ago
ya sure dude...... :)
prankurverma4 months ago
awesome blossom dude......nice job done
Alfredojvelez4 months ago
Very interesting
rimar20005 months ago
Wow, this is very interesting!
kushalverma (author)  rimar20004 months ago
just try it also it will be much more interesting.....
dwsworks4 months 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)  dwsworks4 months ago
thanx dwsworks plz vote for me if u liked it.....
kushalverma (author) 4 months 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....
jeremymbates4 months ago
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.
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