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Re: New magnifier

Post by rubber_jonnie » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:10 pm

PaulJ_2.0 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:04 am
How about using a cheap microphone boom that clamps to a desk/shelf(ideally to minimise shaking)?

Something like this would be articulated enough move where youd need it on any desk:

https://tinyurl.com/ikklescope
I've ordered one of these, they seem relatively small, so for £10.99 it's all good. Will report back when it arrives.
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Re: New magnifier

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:02 pm

That mic holder is perfect! (Unlike my photography!)
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Re: New magnifier

Post by Smonson » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:28 pm

That is excellent. I think you've just invented a must-have electronics tool.

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Re: New magnifier

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:04 pm

Smonson wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:28 pm
That is excellent. I think you've just invented a must-have electronics tool.
To be fair @PaulJ_2.0 deserves the credit for the microphone holder suggestion, but my microscope was made for it, slotted right in :)
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Re: New magnifier

Post by PaulJ_2.0 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:56 pm

Great stuff! Love a simple solution :)

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Re: New magnifier

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:20 pm

PaulJ_2.0 wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Great stuff! Love a simple solution :)
Was a good call on your part. It needs a slight tweak to the mic holder but overall for £10.99 I can't complain 😁
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Re: New magnifier

Post by Icky » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:51 pm

I have one of these magnifiers but sometimes I need to revert to pure optics.

Have had a short on one of my boards for the past week and pouring all over the board with the magnifier and for the life of me I have not been able to find the cause of the short.

Reverting to a pair of watch repair lenses I managed to find the issue. The short was buried behind the FPGA pins tight up against the FPGA package.

I swear by these as a backup to the magnifier even if I do look ridiculous in them :)


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Re: New magnifier

Post by Aeberbach » Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:36 am

Also look at IKEA - they have a cheap desktop lamp with an arm that may be even cheaper than the microphone stand.

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