- Optical Zoom from 1x to 50x
- Digital Zoom up to 200x
- 8 LEDs with dimmer for fine tuning illumination
- Live view with video capture or snapshot feature
- Solid alloy stand for stability.
- Functions like a simple web cam, so it works with PC, Mac and Linux (including Raspberry Pi Raspbian)
The Plugable USB2-Micro-200X USB microscope provides up to 50X magnification optically and up to 200x and can be used on computers running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux simply by plugging it into a spare USB 2.0 port and it requires no external power. It operates like a standard webcam and can be used with the default webcam software included in your computer’s operating system.
Setup and Drivers
Since our microscope uses the sensor from a popular market camera, it will automatically install default windows webcam drivers when plugged in to the computer. We recommend using built in Windows camera software, if available (XP and 8.1). If using Windows 7/Vista, VLC media player is an excellent option. Any third party webcam software will also work.
We recommend running with Apple’s built-in software, which will detect and work with the microscope automatically. Just open Photo Booth and switch the camera source to the Microscope.
Custom microscope software is also an option. With the Microscope connected, install necessary drivers and MicroCapture Software for Macs here:
MicroCapture Software and Driver Download for Mac
For Linux – Raspberry Pi running Raspbian:
We have tested our Microscope with the Pi connected through a powered hub to work with GTK+ UVC Viewer by using the following terminal commands:
“sudo apt-get install guvcview”