Make a USB Microscope

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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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    None of the vid links work.

    "this video has been removed from metacafe" sigh

    thats cool but i don have 1 old webcam

    Very interesting. Congratulations

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

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

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

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

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

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