[Taxacom] Portable digital magnifier

Alec McClay alec.mcclay at shaw.ca
Wed Jun 7 12:19:57 CDT 2006

Something like this was on display at the Entomological Society of America 
meeting last December in Fort Lauderdale, but I don't remember the name of 
the company. You might be able to get a list of the exhibitors from ESA at 


At 11:00 AM 06.06.07, you wrote:
>Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 12:48:54 +1000
>From: "Bob Mesibov" <mesibov at southcom.com.au>
>Subject: [Taxacom] Portable digital magnifier
>To: "TAXACOM" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
>Message-ID: <004501c689dd$07689530$fa9b81cb at mesibov>
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>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
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