[sdiy] stereo optical microscope for assembly and repair

Roman Sowa modular at go2.pl
Tue Aug 20 14:39:43 CEST 2019


Without fumes extractor the microscope would become unusable within an 
hour. It's always on while soldering, but smetimes not all of the smoke 
goes to the proper hole.

Roman

W dniu 2019-08-19 o 20:47, sleepy_dog at gmx.de pisze:
> Roman Sowa wrote:
>> For years I've been using regular Bresser scientific binocular
>> microscope bought for about $400 or so if I remember. It has 7x to 40x
>> zoom which was indeed helpful and used full range a few times.
>> Soldering fumes poluted optics over time and cleaning is a lot of pain.
> 
> Would one of those help?
> https://vkrepair.com/best-solder-fume-extractor/
> 
> I have the DLX426, which is, granted, not very stong, you pretty much
> need to have it where the soldering happens, maybe 10cm away. But what
> it does is nice for the money.
> Or if it's not about capturing the fumes, just keeping them off the
> lense - put some larger diameter CPU fan in some wood frame/stand to one
> side of the scope to just blow the fumes away?
> 
> - Steve
> 
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