Re: Microscope - - new thread
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The "Solderscope" idea is brilliant. That's next on my (ever expanding) list.
You guys are too clever. Slow-pokes like me can't keep up. I just finished my NC40a :)
On Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 5:23 PM, T Williams via Groups.Io <n41w124@...>
Re: #52380 "Seems to me you could DIY something better than those
$60 Chinese special microscopes ... "
Consider a SolderScope. (See QRP Quarterly, Apr. 2018.) (www.qrparci.org)
Its a DIY binocular stereo inspection microscope for about $50.
Get a pair of 3.5X - 420mm dental magnifying loupes for $30 or so from Ebay/
Amazon. Add +2 reading glasses in front of the loupes. (Dollar store readers
work OK.) Mount the loupes on a desk lamp stand.
I built the first SolderScope almost 2 years ago and use it daily while the
AmScope SE-400 sits unused. Advantages of the SolderScope are low cost, wide
field, 7 inch working distance and I can keep my eyeglasses on.
Web page at http://www.qsl.net/k9ac/solderScope.html has full details.
Tom Williams, K9AC
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