How to turn a 10$ microscope and a 5$ USB camera into a cool digital microscope in 60 minuets.
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Step 1: Disassmble Any USB Simple Webcab
Just remove any screws and plastic cover that is not needed.
This webcam cost me 5$ - very simple low resolution web cam.
Step 2: Place Hot-glue Over the Electronic Side of the Camera So It Won't Get Damaged.
Place hot-glue over the electronic side of the camera so it won't get damaged.
Step 3: Remove the Insolation From the Cable & Add a Red and White Wire.
Use a cutter or a small knife to remove the insulation (BE VERY CAREFUL - DO NOT CUT YOURSELF!)
Cut the red and black wires and reveal the copper wiring .
Connect two additional extensions for these cables (5V DC) and solder the red together and the blacks together (not red to black!)
Step 4: White LED Connection
connect a 50 to 330 Ohm resistor to the red wire and the other side to the long LED line .
Then connect the black wire to the short LED lead.
Step 5: Connect the White LED
1. Solder the LED lines , connected and insulate with electric tape.
Remove the mirro from the bottom and connect a toothpick to the two holes that remain.
connect the LED to the toothpick with hot-glue.
Step 6: Connect the Camera
while you view the image via the SW used for the webcam - position it so you get a clear image . you may need to play with it for a while .
After you find the exact location use a hot glue gun to fix it to that position .
Then tape the wires tidily to the microscope and start taking pictures...
Step 7: Pictures of Pollen (150x 300x 600x)
Pictures of Pollen (150x 300x 600x)
Step 8: Pictures of Cotton(150x 300x 600x)
Pictures of Cotton(150x 300x 600x)
Step 9: Pictures of Grass(150x 300x 600x)
Pictures of Grass(150x 300x 600x)
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