Convert Any Microscope Into Digital Microscope With Just $20

Hello Everyone !!!!

Want a digital microscope at low cost ? Have you look at the pictures given here, theses pictures are taken from my normal microscope which is just $25, already owned a microscope and want to covert that into a digital microscope at low cost, Then this instructable is exactly for you.

Uses of converting into digital microscope :

* High Quality Pictures

* We can save the specimens for feature use

* Comfortably view and research the specimen without head ache or back pain

* We can capture our own images for research

* We connect it with projector an teach the students under real environment

* All the features at only $20

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Step 1: Step 1: Make Your Microscope Ready

This is my microscope, First remove the eye piece or remove the complete tube like section which I marked for best result, You can remove that tube like structure by just unscrewing, This method is suitable for most of the microscopes. and also add a LED with a switch and battery (don't forget to add a resistor to prevent burning of LED).

Step 2: Step 2: Make Your Camera Ready

For Best result you need a webcam of 20 Megapixels,

Here I used I ball 20 Megapixel webcam which is just $20.

Remove the cover and lens of the webcam, Because, Microscope already contains magnifying lens.

YOU MUST REMOVE THE LENS OF WEBCAM, IT CAN DONE BY JUST UNSCREWING THE LENS.

Step 3: Step 3: Attach You Camera With the Microscope

Just attach your Microscope and Webcam together with some glue. That's all, At the time of writing this instructable, I gave my microscope to my school, so I am unable to upload the actual image of microscope and camera but images of specimen are 100% real and taken with my microscope.

Step 4: ENJOY !!!!

ENJOY WITH THE CRYSTAL CLEAR IMAGES OF YOUR SPECIMEN BY JUST PLUGGING THE CAMERA TO YOUR COMPUTER AND USE ANY CAMERA SOFTWARE.

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    SHOE0007

    4 months ago

    NCH Software for 50 dollars CAN per computer is the cost for that cpu-life which is very useful to know.

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    SHOE0007

    4 months ago

    Keep in mind many of the Software material for your camera are not free. Expect to pay 35 to 60 dollars US for the software for a year use. Yes this is a good instructable but this is the missing part. I got it to work (I made a good digital microscope).

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    SHOE0007

    4 months ago

    My Miscrope was orignally 240 dollars on Sale normally 650 dollars on Boreal Science. It goes from 10 x to 100 x so 40 mag to 1000x. I like to use it to see bacteria, and yeast with it.

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    SHOE0007

    4 months ago

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    shark_bloodyAlanshkop

    Reply 1 year ago

    There is not such thing as a 20 MPx webcam, that is just a marketing scam. Use a 2.1 MPx camera (one that can record 1080p) and you will be fine.

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    nuki40

    3 years ago

    can you zoom in further with the cam?

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    rajapal

    3 years ago on Step 4

    2 Megapixel or 20 Megapixel cam ? Please confirm. Tq

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    kesmoo

    4 years ago

    Wow! We will try it at the weekend. Thanks.

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    alcurb

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Great instructable, but you need to show a picture of the camera attached to the scope. Perhaps a friend at school can photograph it and send you the image.

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    Yeah, I can attach the photograph of the microscope and camera, i will upload that after my exams are over.

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    acorrales2

    4 years ago

    Nice work! I will definitely test the same idea for a telescope and others. thanks. I am going to have fun with this.

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