MCM Electronics

USB Microscope with Image Capture By Distributed By MCM (S1) MCM Part #83-12906

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Digital USB microscope with image capture facility.

Specifications Top

  • Manual focus range from 5mm to 45mm
  • 25X - 200X magnification
  • 4x white LED provide illumination in any conditions
  • In-line brightness control
  • Software (supplied) shows live feed on your monitor/ notebook
  • Capture still images and video up to 1280x960 resolution (640x480 pixel sensor)
  • TWAIN compatible
  • Mounting stand has fixing holes to secure microscope in place
  • USB interface with 5’ cable
  • Supports Win XP/Vista/7
  • Dimensions: 1.29” (H) x 1.29” (W) x 4.41” (D)
Part Numbers
MCM Part #:83-12906
Distributed By MCM Part #:S1
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.97 lbs.
RoHS Comp:Yes
Warranty:180 days
Need to Return?
Length:2.362 in.
Width:6.299 in.
Height:9.055 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

Product Reviews Top

  • by diemkae

    on 5/19/2015

    Works great with Linux - perfect pulg-n-play!

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    I plugged this microscope (BW-788) into Ubuntu Linux (32 bit & 64bit) and Raspberry Pi-2 systems, and it works great on both using the "cheese" and "camoama" (free download) camera applications. Cheese takes stills and videos, but does not provide for configuration of the camera's color balance, contrast, white-balance etc. Camorama provides for easy/GUI configuration of those settings, but only takes stills. For full flexibility, install both (e.g. "sudo apt-get install cheese camorama") on Ubunutu. Camorama works well on a Pi-2 (albeit somewhat slowly compared to a laptop), but cheese requires, and does not find, GLX support in the current tightvncserver, so it won't run remotely. I believe cheese does run under the std raspbian X server (with a monitor of some sort attacehd to the Pi).

    Predictably (because of its clunky mount), positioning and focusing are "finicky", especially at higher magnification, because of the type of mount. Solid attachement of the microscope unit to a "micrometer" adjustable mount, would be a big improvement (and make it cost more, of course).

    I can't review included "driver disk", as it concerns only MS WIndows, and none of the computers here run "windows".

  • by MarkTaylor

    on 9/22/2013

    Problems with Windows 7 Ultimate

    Overall: 4 out of 5

    For the price this shows very good detail. It is a little difficult to keep it focused. It shows a very small area depending on the distance it may only show 1/2 inch X 1/2 inch. In Windows 7 Ultimate when I close the application, it gives me the blue screen and crashes my computer.

  • by fmsystemsinc

    on 8/26/2013

    USB Microscope

    Overall: 4 out of 5

    Worked great, it is a little difficult to focus some times; full frame magnification is 3 mm on low and 1 mm on high. Files are stored in you user account.

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