How can I stream the Plugable Microscope image live to my local area network?


What is the best way to stream the live image from the Plugable USB Microscope, so that others on my local network can see it?

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3. I tried “mjpg-streamer”, but it does not seem to work with the plugable microscope. I know this because I also have a Logitech webcam, and I tried it with mjpg-streamer, and it works fine.

I would like to output the live image from the microscope to an http server on the Raspberry Pi, which is already set up as its own Wifi access point. I want other users who connect to the access point to go to a browser on their machine, and type “”, and then see a live stream.

Again, I have already accomplished this with a Logitech webcam, but I would like to do the same with the Plugable USB Microscope.

Thanks for any pointers!


We haven’t tested this specific scenario, so I don’t have any off-the-shelf solutions. Are you attempting to get an OctoPrint server going?

It appears that is only compatible with certain webcam chipsets. A quick google search shows most people using mjpeg-streamer for your scenario, but here was the oddity:…

Give that a try and let me know how it goes!