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Using a webcam to convert an optical microscope into a digital microscope!

I use a webcam (Genius FaceCam 1000) with the linux cheese webcam program and the record my desktop program to produce a video from my cheap microscope. The webcam has a focus ring (which I think is essential) and it even works straight away with my old first generation Linux aspire1. In this test I attached it to my desktop. You can see video at 40 X 100X and 400X This shows a stained piece of onion epidermis on a prepared slide.
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