March 13, 2015 AT 6:00 am

Microscopy with the Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

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Check out this great Raspberry Pi camera/microscope toy project tutorial from purbeck STEM!

tl:dr :  I hacked open an intel QX3 toy microscope, replaced the crummy sensor with a Picamera, installed RPI_cam_web_interface on it and now have a wireless electronic microscope that you can control using a web interface.  It’s a great little teaching tool, and the camera can live with the microscope permanently, the Pi can be detached and used for other projects.

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