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Build your own digital microscope

Digital microscopy systems can cost thousands of dollars but a very useful model can be assembled by using one decent compound microscope and consumer products that cost less than $150. Many hospitals and universities have retired micorscopes that can be adapted to this task. The plans found here show how to modify a commonly found microscope.


A DIY microscope with electronic focusing

Jean-Marie Cavanihac has put together a handly guide to turning a webcam and a lens from a discarded CD player into a focusing microscope