[sdiy] stereo optical microscope for assembly and repair

sleepy_dog at gmx.de sleepy_dog at gmx.de
Sun Aug 18 15:03:11 CEST 2019

"What's wrong with something like this?"

For one thing, it's not stereoscopic, as was in the thread title ;) Some
types of fiddly prototyping work can't be done well without depth
Be that the case or not.
It may be cheaper, but it won't last anywhre near as long as a purely
optical system, which you can probably pass down some generations ;)
This is not just consumer electronics, its china consumer electronics.

Also with this parcitular model: The optics part look very similar to
some USB scope I once had, the sensor/sensor of which ware pure garbage,
could hardly see any fine structures with that.
This guy demos some of those, and i know one who has the one for ~200
bucks, which seems to work quite well.

Tim Parkhurst:
> What's wrong with something like this? Maybe not quite as nice as a
> high-end stereo scope, but about 10X cheaper, and even has a decent
> sized built in LCD (which can be piped to a larger monitor if need be):
> https://www.amazon.com/Microscope-10X-1000X-Magnification-Soldering-Appraisal/dp/B07LHJ8BB6?ref_=Oct_TopRatedC_2742273011_3&pf_rd_p=d358b362-7299-556c-88bc-d6c23c19db63&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=2742273011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=5F01PRSZRW2J90X3RKB8&pf_rd_r=5F01PRSZRW2J90X3RKB8&pf_rd_p=d358b362-7299-556c-88bc-d6c23c19db63
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> On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 3:25 PM Kenny Balys <kenny at beatkamp.com
> <mailto:kenny at beatkamp.com>> wrote:
>     What is everyone using these days for stereo scopes?
>     My eyes are finally pooched and I am looking for something with a
>     decent field of
>     view.
>     So far, I am seeing AmScope products as a good contender. $650
>     seems to be the
>     going rate.
>     if anyone has any preferences, or recs or advice I would love to
>     hear it.
>     Was hoping to do something for less than $400.
>     Thanks in advance,
>     ./k
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