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DIY Microscope
# Title
DIY Microscope
# Picture
media: http://s14.postimg.org/5d0apb39t/Photo0292.jpg
# Objective
To use a simple usb webcam as a microscope, only a few modifications are needed. Also, A Software That Control The Focus Of Specimen Using Small Servo Motor.
# Duration
4 Day
# Age Group
all
# Materials
## MDF Wooden Sheet 30x40cm,Thickness : 2.3
* description:or Acrylic but it's more expensive so wood will be fine
* quantity:1
* price:5 L.E
* link:
## Laser Cutting Machining
* description:Time : 3 minutes and 40 seconds
* quantity:1
* price:undefined
* link:undefined
## Web Cam
* description:Any Cheap Webcam will do the trick
* quantity:1
* price:25 L.E
* link:undefined
## Flash Light
* description:
* quantity:1
* price:4 L.E
* link:undefined
## Turnigy TG9e 9g / 1.5kg / 0.10sec Eco Micro Servo
* description:For Focus Adjustment
* quantity:1
* price:90 L.E
* link:undefined
## Arduino Uno RV3
* description:For Focus Adjustment Control
* quantity:1
* price:150 L.E
* link:undefined
## USB Hub
* description:For Arduino + Webcam Cables
* quantity:1
* price:undefined
* link:undefined
## Jumper Wires
* description:Connecting Arduino with Servo Motor
* quantity:3
* price:3 L.E
* link:undefined
## Microscope Slides
* description:undefined
* quantity:1
* price:3.5 L.E
* link:undefined
## Microscope Slide Covers
* description:undefined
* quantity:1
* price:2 L.E
* link:undefined
# Steps
## Introduction
media: http://s29.postimg.org/t1q954emf/Photo0297.jpg
notes: We used a simple cheap webcam to make a microscope. In short, a small hack to the optics of a standard webcam with an adjustable focus-lens, allows to create video data, with a magnification of around 100 to 400x (depending on the model) at a working distance of a few mm. The highest magnifications can be achieved by inverting (putting upside down) the lens. We used white LEDs at first but the picture wasn't clear enough ,so we used A Flash Light for brighter and more clear view.
It's Based On The DIY Microscope Here : http://hackteria.org/wiki/index.php/DIY_microscopy
## Steps : Get A Webcam
media: http://hackteria.org/wiki/images/7/79/Webcamhack_step1.jpg
notes: You can experiment with different products. High resolution cams will make you see more clear details of what you want to see with your own microscope.
## Disassemble The Webcam : Step 1
media: http://hackteria.org/wiki/images/c/c4/Webcamhack_step2.jpg
notes: Gently remove the cover from the webcam. Usually it's screwed with one or two screws but most of the time you will find it's not so you can just try to remove it .you will know you are doing it right when you hear it clicking but make sure you are not breaking the webcam circuit inside and watch out the lens.
## Step 2
media: http://hackteria.org/wiki/images/6/62/Webcamhack_step3.jpg
notes: After you open it , make sure not to unplug or cut any wires . Make sure that you remove any screws attached to the webcam's circuit.
## Step 3
media: http://hackteria.org/wiki/images/9/9f/Webcamhack_step5.jpg
notes: Now You have got yourself your own microscope camera but still not yet ready to view Micro-stuff. Make sure that you don't cut any wires while moving the circuit so the microscope works fine with no problems.
## Remove Webcam's Lens
media: http://hackteria.org/wiki/images/7/7e/Webcamhack_step6.jpg
notes: Remove the Webcam's Lens. It's obviously located at the center and this should be easy to do.
## Invert The Lens
media: http://hackteria.org/wiki/images/a/ab/Webcamhack_step7.jpg
notes: Invert The Lens (Put it up side down) and fix it back on the webcam's circuit center (CMOS Sensor).
## Webcam Test
media: http://s12.postimg.org/yzdko8r9l/vlcsnap_2014_01_24_20h42m21s12.png
notes: Connect your webcam (a microscope now) to your pc or laptop and check to see if it still works or not, You won't see anything but a blurry image which is totally normal at this point. Now we have to make a design for our DIY microscope. To view the webcam , you can use any webcam software like VideoLan (VLC), AMCap , macam, guvcview, ...etc
## DIY Microscope Design : Step 1 : 3D Modeling
media: http://s27.postimg.org/qcq2x7v2b/assembly_one.jpg
notes: At first, We laser cut the Hackteria DIY Microscope Kit And It's Avaliable Here : http://hackteria.org/wiki/index.php/Laser-cut_microscopy_stages
After that we decided to make the Focus Adjustment made by Arduino so we can control it by software instead of manual control.
## undefined
media: http://s4.postimg.org/jei5ihol9/assembly_two.jpg
notes: undefined
## Design Assembly
media: http://s15.postimg.org/grupek67f/disassmbly.jpg
notes: You can Watch A Short Animation Video For Assembly Here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qXBBS66FA8I)
## Laser Cutting
media: http://s28.postimg.org/k0htpzu31/Photo0268.jpg
notes: While Laser Cutting The DIY Microscope Parts
Download PDF Cut File Here : ()
You can Import the pdf in any vector program like Inkscape , CorelDraw,....etc
## Top Part (Flash Light Holder)
media: http://s13.postimg.org/7g6188wfr/Photo0269.jpg
notes: undefined
## Arduino Focus Adjustment : Step 1
media: http://s27.postimg.org/jw4460c6r/Photo0241.jpg
notes: We used (Turnigy TG9e 9g / 1.5kg / 0.10sec Eco Micro Servo) To Control The Distance between the slide that we want to see under the Microscope and the webcam. Fix the Micro Servo at one side of the microscope kit using Hot Glue or you can laser cut a small holder for the motor if you want. The Micro Servo Motor can be controlled using Arduino Uno.
## Step 2
media: http://arduino.cc/en/uploads/Main/ArduinoUno_r2_front450px.jpg
notes: Get Arduino Uno And Program It To Control The Servo Motor. You can do that by downloading one of the arduino example codes avaliable here : (http://arduino.cc/en/reference/servo) and play with it a little until you understand the concept behind Servo Motor control. You can download the Arduino Software (Avrdude) from here : (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software).
## Step 3
media: http://s14.postimg.org/8c32i24b5/Screenshot_from_2014_01_28_23_56_10.png
notes: After that, You can download the code we used to control the servo motor from github here : (https://github.com/mrvolta/DIYMicroscope) , but let's first add some RGB leds and make our design look fancy.
## Step 4
media: http://s28.postimg.org/mttbhwr99/Photo0293.jpg
notes: Fix The Arduino on the Microscope's back by Screws , Then Connect the Servo Motor And The RGB LEDs to the Arduino Uno As Shown
## Circuit
media: http://s28.postimg.org/jg6xho9al/Untitled_Sketch_bb.png
notes: You can download the full resolution version of the circuit here : (http://s21.postimg.org/9wsiniybr/Page_1_Untitled_Sketch_bb.jpg)
## RGB LED Installation
media: http://s27.postimg.org/u2ja6vls3/Photo0246.jpg
notes: As you can see in this figure, The RGB LED is in the RED phase and is installed under the Slides Part to give a fancy look (I call it "The Makerbot Look")
## Here are some photos of the RGB Light
media: http://s23.postimg.org/g06i7k43v/Photo0247.jpg
notes: undefined
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media: http://s24.postimg.org/d9nktdq39/Photo0259.jpg
notes: undefined
## undefined
media: http://s27.postimg.org/xeqrrnsar/Photo0261.jpg
notes: undefined
## The Final DIY Microscope
media: http://s14.postimg.org/scvgla9n5/Photo0288.jpg
notes: undefined
## Software Control
media: http://s24.postimg.org/vxcmqn5cl/software.png
notes: As you can see, This Is A Software Made For Kids , You can view the webcam and Also Make The Focus Adjustment Using The Up Right Corner Controls . You can "Reset" To The Default Position Of The Servo (Which is in the middle)
This is a picture of a part of a flower under the DIY Microscope (Approx. 100x)
You can download the software from here : (https://www.mediafire.com/?ozjkwckywowokdm).
In Case you were wondering, It's A C# Windows Application.
(Make sure to install .Net Framework 1st)
## Slide Samples
media: http://s8.postimg.org/5jfoz595x/Image5.jpg
notes: Part Of Flower
## undefined
media: http://s29.postimg.org/xukvn0opj/vlcsnap_2014_01_20_22h03m10s251.png
notes: Sugar Particle
## undefined
media: http://s21.postimg.org/gcxe6sax3/vlcsnap_2014_01_20_22h57m30s80.png
notes: Hair
## undefined
media: http://s4.postimg.org/mlq0nyw8t/vlcsnap_2014_01_20_16h03m10s57.png
notes: Plant Leaves Edge
## undefined
media: http://s27.postimg.org/t8k60xds3/Image.jpg
notes: Drop Of Dirty Pond
## undefined
media: http://s28.postimg.org/bdpajtmh9/vlcsnap_2014_01_20_16h14m08s241.png
notes: Sewing Thread End
## Improvements : In Design
media: undefined
notes: 1) Make DIY Microscope Kit where anyone can buy it or make the whole microscope so everyone can enjoy the beauty of magnification.
## Improvements : In Software
media: undefined
notes: 1) We are going to write a Python program which controls the servo motor (focus adjustment) through Serial Communication with the Arduino Uno Board , So the whole project can be done using Open Source Resources.
2) Light Intensity will be adjustable using Software (Slider)
3) A Proposal Is suggested to make the whole microscope Remotely Controlled Via Internet , You Can check the idea of remote labs or Web Labs here: (http://www.weblab.deusto.es/website/)
# Notes
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In short, a small hack to the optics of a standard webcam with an adjustable focus-lens, allows to create video data, with a magnification of around 100 to 400x (depending on the model) at a working distance of a few mm. The highest magnifications can be achieved by inverting (putting upside down) the lens. We used white LEDs at first but the picture wasn't clear enough ,so we used A Flash Light for brighter and more clear view.\nIt's Based On The DIY Microscope Here : <a href=\"http://hackteria.org/wiki/index.php/DIY_microscopy\">http://hackteria.org/wiki/index.php/DIY_microscopy</a></p>\n\n<h2>Steps : Get A Webcam</h2>\n\n<p><img src='https://hackteria.org/wiki/index.php/File:Webcamhack_step1.jpg'></p>\n\n<p>notes: You can experiment with different products. High resolution cams will make you see more clear details of what you want to see with your own microscope.</p>\n\n<h2>Disassemble The Webcam : Step 1</h2>\n\n<p>{{3}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Gently remove the cover from the webcam. Usually it's screwed with one or two screws but most of the time you will find it's not so you can just try to remove it .you will know you are doing it right when you hear it clicking but make sure you are not breaking the webcam circuit inside and watch out the lens.</p>\n\n<h2>Step 2</h2>\n\n<p>{{4}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: After you open it , make sure not to unplug or cut any wires . Make sure that you remove any screws attached to the webcam's circuit.</p>\n\n<h2>Step 3</h2>\n\n<p>{{5}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Now You have got yourself your own microscope camera but still not yet ready to view Micro-stuff. Make sure that you don't cut any wires while moving the circuit so the microscope works fine with no problems.</p>\n\n<h2>Remove Webcam's Lens</h2>\n\n<p>{{6}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Remove the Webcam's Lens. It's obviously located at the center and this should be easy to do.</p>\n\n<h2>Invert The Lens</h2>\n\n<p>{{7}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Invert The Lens (Put it up side down) and fix it back on the webcam's circuit center (CMOS Sensor).</p>\n\n<h2>Webcam Test</h2>\n\n<p>{{8}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Connect your webcam (a microscope now) to your pc or laptop and check to see if it still works or not, You won't see anything but a blurry image which is totally normal at this point. Now we have to make a design for our DIY microscope. To view the webcam , you can use any webcam software like VideoLan (VLC), AMCap , macam, guvcview, ...etc</p>\n\n<h2>DIY Microscope Design : Step 1 : 3D Modeling</h2>\n\n<p>{{9}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: At first, We laser cut the Hackteria DIY Microscope Kit And It's Avaliable Here : <a href=\"http://hackteria.org/wiki/index.php/Laser-cut_microscopy_stages\">http://hackteria.org/wiki/index.php/Laser-cut_microscopy_stages</a>\nAfter that we decided to make the Focus Adjustment made by Arduino so we can control it by software instead of manual control.</p>\n\n<h2>undefined</h2>\n\n<p>{{10}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: undefined</p>\n\n<h2>Design Assembly</h2>\n\n<p>{{11}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: You can Watch A Short Animation Video For Assembly Here (<a href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=qXBBS66FA8I\">https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=qXBBS66FA8I</a>)</p>\n\n<h2>Laser Cutting</h2>\n\n<p>{{12}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: While Laser Cutting The DIY Microscope Parts\nDownload PDF Cut File Here : ()\nYou can Import the pdf in any vector program like Inkscape , CorelDraw,....etc</p>\n\n<h2>Top Part (Flash Light Holder)</h2>\n\n<p>{{13}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: undefined</p>\n\n<h2>Arduino Focus Adjustment : Step 1</h2>\n\n<p>{{14}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: We used (Turnigy TG9e 9g / 1.5kg / 0.10sec Eco Micro Servo) To Control The Distance between the slide that we want to see under the Microscope and the webcam. Fix the Micro Servo at one side of the microscope kit using Hot Glue or you can laser cut a small holder for the motor if you want. The Micro Servo Motor can be controlled using Arduino Uno.</p>\n\n<h2>Step 2</h2>\n\n<p>{{15}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Get Arduino Uno And Program It To Control The Servo Motor. You can do that by downloading one of the arduino example codes avaliable here : (<a href=\"http://arduino.cc/en/reference/servo\">http://arduino.cc/en/reference/servo</a>) and play with it a little until you understand the concept behind Servo Motor control. You can download the Arduino Software (Avrdude) from here : (<a href=\"http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software\">http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software</a>).</p>\n\n<h2>Step 3</h2>\n\n<p>{{16}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: After that, You can download the code we used to control the servo motor from github here : (<a href=\"https://github.com/mrvolta/DIYMicroscope\">https://github.com/mrvolta/DIYMicroscope</a>) , but let's first add some RGB leds and make our design look fancy.</p>\n\n<h2>Step 4</h2>\n\n<p>{{17}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Fix The Arduino on the Microscope's back by Screws , Then Connect the Servo Motor And The RGB LEDs to the Arduino Uno As Shown</p>\n\n<h2>Circuit</h2>\n\n<p>{{18}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: You can download the full resolution version of the circuit here : (<a href=\"http://s21.postimg.org/9wsiniybr/Page_1_Untitled_Sketch_bb.jpg\">http://s21.postimg.org/9wsiniybr/Page_1_Untitled_Sketch_bb.jpg</a>)</p>\n\n<h2>RGB LED Installation</h2>\n\n<p>{{19}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: As you can see in this figure, The RGB LED is in the RED phase and is installed under the Slides Part to give a fancy look (I call it \"The Makerbot Look\")</p>\n\n<h2>Here are some photos of the RGB Light</h2>\n\n<p>{{20}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: undefined</p>\n\n<h2>undefined</h2>\n\n<p>{{21}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: undefined</p>\n\n<h2>undefined</h2>\n\n<p>{{22}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: undefined</p>\n\n<h2>The Final DIY Microscope</h2>\n\n<p>{{23}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: undefined</p>\n\n<h2>Software Control</h2>\n\n<p>{{24}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: As you can see, This Is A Software Made For Kids , You can view the webcam and Also Make The Focus Adjustment Using The Up Right Corner Controls . You can \"Reset\" To The Default Position Of The Servo (Which is in the middle)\nThis is a picture of a part of a flower under the DIY Microscope (Approx. 100x)\nYou can download the software from here : (<a href=\"https://www.mediafire.com/?ozjkwckywowokdm\">https://www.mediafire.com/?ozjkwckywowokdm</a>).\nIn Case you were wondering, It's A C# Windows Application.\n(Make sure to install .Net Framework 1st)</p>\n\n<h2>Slide Samples</h2>\n\n<p>{{25}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Part Of Flower</p>\n\n<h2>undefined</h2>\n\n<p>{{26}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Sugar Particle</p>\n\n<h2>undefined</h2>\n\n<p>{{27}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Hair</p>\n\n<h2>undefined</h2>\n\n<p>{{28}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Plant Leaves Edge</p>\n\n<h2>undefined</h2>\n\n<p>{{29}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Drop Of Dirty Pond</p>\n\n<h2>undefined</h2>\n\n<p>{{30}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Sewing Thread End</p>\n\n<h2>Improvements</h2>\n\n<p>{{31}}</p>\n\n<p>notes: Design\n1) Make DIY Microscope Kit where anyone can buy it or make the whole microscope so everyone can enjoy the beauty of magnification.</p>\n\n<p>Software\n1) We are going to write a Python program which controls the servo motor (focus adjustment) through Serial Communication with the Arduino Uno Board , So the whole project can be done using Open Source Resources.\n2) Light Intensity will be adjustable using Software (Slider)\n3) A Proposal Is suggested to make the whole microscope Remotely Controlled Via Internet , You Can check the idea of remote labs or Web Labs here: (<a href=\"http://www.weblab.deusto.es/website/\">http://www.weblab.deusto.es/website/</a>)</p>\n\n<h1>Notes</h1>\n\n<p>undefined</p>","ownedByMe":"true"}
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