Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Marco Images in Webcamera

There are lots of web-cameras on the market, but I was able to find a bunch of Hue webcams on clearance, and I grabbed a bunch.

The camera has a manual-focus ring, and I tried dialing it all the way out (for closest focus). I found that I could get it into a "super-macro" distance (within 1/2 cm of the item). Here is an example of my F1-Help key on my keyboard.

The application is that the lens of the web camera could be mounted into a telescope or microscope to capture the images for those optics.

More Free Tools for Educators and Students

I've received a link to a site which provides a new list of free tools and websites for educators and students.

The categories include:
  • Class Helpers (study tools and resources)
  • Time Management (advice and tools)
  • Shortcuts for forms, passwords, and hotkeys
  • Organization
  • Networking
  • Workplace Success
  • Blogs with Advice
  • Money Matters
  • Unwinding (fun and entertainment)
  • Personal Wellness