Photos of bugs and stuff with my USB microscope

I bought this USB microscope for $40, because I want to examine kitchen knife edges after I sharpen them using different sharpeners (I'm going to review them for Cool Tools). I'm having a lot of fun with it. The tiny millipede above is in a cup the size of a penny. Here are some images I've captured so far.

Groovy Squirmy GIF.

Groovy Squirmy GIF.


A Trader Joe's roasted and salted peanut. (See image full size)


A playing card.


My arm hair.


A leaf, with what looks to be some kind of parasite.

scopeThe scope plugs into a Mac or Windows machine (not sure about Linux). It has a built-in ring of LEDs to illuminate the thing you are looking at. The software lets you take photos or record videos, like the one of the millipede above – which I put into the penny-sized lens cover to keep it from crawling away. (Don't worry, when I was done recording the millipede, I ate it.)

Things I'm not going to show you: nostril, ear hole. Yuck.

Plugable USB 2.0 Handheld Digital Microscope with stand for Windows, Mac, Linux (2MP, 10x-50x Optical Zoom, 200x Digital Magnification)