Introduction: Make a USB Microscope

Don't Drop This Episode 02 will show you how to make a Microscope using one old Webcam

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/977880/make_a_usb_microscope/

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pleabargain made it!(author)2010-08-07

None of the vid links work.

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Kirbsome%21 made it!(author)2009-09-02

"this video has been removed from metacafe" sigh

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blackspeed made it!(author)2008-11-08

thats cool but i don have 1 old webcam

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junits15 made it!(author)2008-10-19

thats cool

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2007-12-16

Very interesting. Congratulations

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Tool+Using+Animal made it!(author)2007-12-15

Is this a "one shot"? Can you clean the water off the CCD without killing it? And I guess your magnification is limited to about 50x.

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ac1D made it!(author)2007-12-16

And I guess your magnification is limited to about 50x. this depend on the webcam..

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Tool+Using+Animal made it!(author)2007-12-16

Well it would be easy enough to figure, screen dimension divided by sensor dimension.

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carlosbrolotobar made it!(author)2007-12-16

Yep, this was a very cheap webcam (320x240 pixels)

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carlosbrolotobar made it!(author)2007-12-15

No, is not one shot.... the CCD has a protective layer over it.... you can shot and shot the times you want.

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2007-12-15

this is on instructables about 3 times, but this is still cool

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carlosbrolotobar made it!(author)2007-12-15

The other instructables ask you for microscopes.... I only use one webcam. :-P

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