[Taxacom] Portable digital magnifier

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Tue Jun 6 21:48:54 CDT 2006

Has anyone on the list seen a simple, handheld video "microcamera" with a 
USB or wireless connection to a notebook PC or other digital device with a 
screen? This gadget would have optics suited to low-magnification work and 
would be used for examining floral part details, small invertebrates, 
crystals-in-rocks, etc "live" in the field, with the possibility of 
capturing images digitally. I'm thinking of building one from a wireless 
security camera if none's available commercially.

Many thanks in advance if you can help, and please reply off-list.
Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
and School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
(03) 64371195; 61 3 64371195

Tasmanian Multipedes
Spatial data basics for Tasmania

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