Welcome! The purpose of this website is to detail one of the projects for the Summer 2009 Olin-NASA partnership: a cheap webcam microscope.

Our Statement of Work
We will design and build a webcam microscope that can resolve to a goal of 1u from 10mm away. This microscope should display the scale on the image and be within the cost range of around $100. Additionally, we will provide proof that we are meeting this goal or achieving the best resolution we can.

The Plan of Attack
We will begin by purchasing a webcam "microscope" online. This webcam currently only has one lens that essentially acts as a magnifying glass for the camera. We plan to add a second lens to the system create a compound microscope.