More fun with Plugable's USB microscope

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Over the weekend, my 12-year-old daughter and I used our Plugable USB Handheld Digital Microscope to get a close-up look some of the stuff around the house. It's an excellent microscope, especially considering the low price ($35). Another other great thing about a USB microscope is that you don't have to take turns looking at the specimen - everyone in the room can see it on the computer display at the same time. That makes it so much more fun. And you can easily take photos and movie to share with other people. The image above is a rubber clown nose.

I like this microscope so much that I talked to the folks at Plugable and asked them to become a sponsor of our Weekend of Wonder extravaganza (WoW) on September 18-20 in Southern California. We will have a gross-out contest at WoW with these scopes, so start thinking about the yuckiest thing we can look at.

Here are a few of the things we looked at:

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Ball point pen (250X)

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Ball point pen (50X)

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Dirt

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Sharpie marker

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Sharpie dot on paper

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Gluten-free bread

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Comic book cover

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iPhone display

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Chewable vitamin

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Jane's hair

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White stuff on a tree leaf

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Tiny scab on Jane's leg

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Levi's denim jean fabric

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Jane's heel

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