Home-build a USB Microscope Web Cam
CREDIT: iBuild Lounge
Microscopes and magnifiers are fun devices and good starter-science kits for kids. But not all of them hook up nicely to a computer. So, if you want to take a look at small stuff and have an extra camera lying around, a submitter to ibuildlounge has the answer.
The instructions are really quite simple, and only require minimal soldering. But the great thing about it is re-using that old camera you replaced with a better model. It’s also probably quite useful for people who need to examine small things and want to preserve a picture – jewelry repair or the like comes to mind, or for those who want pics of that really cool bug and don’t have a macro lens handy.
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