Has anyone discovered a reliable and inexpensive way to capture digital images from a microscope? I know that there are several commercial microscope cameras available, but my school lacks the funds to purchase them. I thought that someone might have figured out a way to rig up a normal digital camera so that it can capture images through the eyepiece of a microscope. Thanks for your help!

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I haven't tried either of these:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-USB-Digital-Microscope-in-6...
(note if you do this, try some IR LEDs as light sources too. You should see different stuff. I know you have some with your Wiimote project)

http://www.modernmicroscopy.com/main.asp?article=52

I bet if you searched for way of attaching a digital camera to a telescope you'd be able to do the same thing for a microscope. There are lots of amateur astronomy sites on the net.
This one looks easy enough. Maybe I'll give it a try.

I've actually had very good luck with Digital Blue's very inexpensive digital microscope/camera/video camera . . .
The EyeClops BioniCam is quite amazing for its price. Amazon.com sell it for $40 each.

Two great features are the built-in LCD screen and the ability to capture both images and video to the provided USB memory stick. It also has its own light source and the option of viewing the image directly on a TV.
Use a digital microscope. They cost about $100, can take photographs or make movies, including time lapse.
I use my Lumens DC-160 document camera with a microscope adapter that comes with it. You can save images with the document camera or the software that comes with the camera. The software also allows for video recording. Its a bit more pricey than some of the other options in this thread, but you also get a high quality document camera to use in class too.

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