Measurement software for this Microscope?


#1

Does anyone know of any software that will work with the USB2-Micro-250X camera that I can measure things in the picture it sees?

It would be awesome if that could be added to the Plugable Digital Viewer.

Thanks,

Jeffery


#2

Unfortunately, with this type of device, digital measurement isn’t a wise venture.

The root of the problem is accuracy. To have accurate measurements at high magnifications, you must calibrate the measurement software at a specific magnification level. If that level changes in any way (focus change, distance change, slightly bump the device) you must re-calibrate or the measurements are inaccurate.

This is pretty easy to do for a fixed-magnification device on a rigid stand, but our device is far too variable for that.

For high accuracy measurements, I recommend purchasing a slide micrometer and using that to measure samples. You can also use the grid to estimate a lower-accuracy measurement, as each square is 5x5mm.