Man, how did I ever get by without one of these? We got my son a “Zoomy” 35x digital microscope for Christmas and it is super handy for identifying all those minuscule SMD parts. No more squinting through that optically crappy magnifying glass that comes on most third hands. This one is ruggedized a bit to be handled by ages 5+, but was the most reasonable one I could find. It may never make it back to his room
Of course, Adafruit just added one to their shop today with better specs for the same price ???http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2012/01/12/new-product-usb-microscope-2-0-megapixel-200x-magnification-8-leds/
Bonus points to anybody that can name the board this part is on!