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Stealing from the children for my hobby


#1

I always struggle to read the markings on the chips and I have pretty good eyes. So I “borrowed” my daughters USB microscope and after seeing how well it actually works I think I am going to have to claim it…


#2

I use this one, Whitehorse was recommandes buy members or this bobard à while back. And it’s pretty good:

http://www.ipevo.com/prods/Point-2-View-USB-Camera


#3

@ Jay Jay - That looks nice. I will have to get one, I don’t think my daughter is going to let me keep hers.

Btw. This is the one the pic was taken with
http://www.adorama.com/VEVMS004DLX.html?gclid=CIWq1qPv-7oCFeHm7Aodj0IAoA


#4

I’ve been using the ipevo and I even got the extra magnifying attachment which is really good … I’ll take some pictures…


#5

@ taylorza - Make sure to check Amazon. Last time I checked, it was the best price there. Now that you are in the USA I recommend Amazon Prime. 2 day free shipping is awesome!!! And you get free Amazon Video with Prime as well.


#6

Tayloza, I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who’s eyes are starting to fade as I’m getting older. I also have one of these which I originally bought for electronic work but have found various other uses for it as well. Definitely a useful tool.


#7

I hope that’s not your soldering technique on those connectors or we will be calling you Mr Blobby? :stuck_out_tongue:

As for visual impairment, I suffer the same these days and I went out and purchased a pair of bifocals for this reason. The bottom is 4x magnification and the top is plain glass. Great for doing those 0.5mm pitch connectors and IC’s.

Another pair I have is adjustable glasses. I found these in my local opticians.


#8

I wondered if and who would comment on my soldering, that was the very first soldering I did (not that I have improved much) and sadly the DL40 did not work after that :slight_smile: Never let a software guy near the iron… I have successfully soldered other DL40s, I can’t say the soldering is much better but they still work.

I was getting worried about my eye sight, to the point that I even asked my kids if they could read the print on the LPC1113. They could not read it either, or so they say, maybe they were just being kind.

@ Architect, thanks for the tip on Amazon, I will definitely be doing that!


#9

@ Taylorza - Ive got the same USB microscope. Its really quite good. I put a spider (which my daughter forced me to “Deal with”) under it the other day and spooked myself.


#10

@ taylorza
Just wondering, have you try to connect those to a Net MF device with USB Host?
anyone?


#11

No. but the thought crossed my mind.