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Title : Microscopes for SMD Soldering || $15 VS $45 VS $189
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After watching this, bought an Andonstar AD206S. I did not have digital zoom, but works great for me. It also had the blinking battery light so I opened it and found it had a battery compartment for a 18650 battery, but no terminals. Also PCB had a JB with + and - marked. Put terminals from a 18650 battery holder and wired it to the + and _ on JB. Now it works on battery! It shows how much battery is left and when it is charging. I am a happy camper.
Maybe because my sight isn't very good to begin with, but I greatly prefer a large monitor over those smaller built-in LCDs. I suspect it's awkward for some that the display and the subject are basically in a right angle to each other, but that's not an issue for me - all those years of PC gaming finally pays off!
Sweet.. Got a cheap chinese.. Koolertron 1080p,.. pc recording wont work on pc MS windows because of the timing(pc wants to detect the device before you can set the mode on the microscope) it works on the phone just fine, allowing for sound even.. using a usb adapter.. glue a dedicated cable in place on the device though.. you dont want to wear out the microusb if you want it to last in a workshop.. perhaps also use some dust cover cap... state of the art..
I love 'Great Scott'. Now comes the 'but'. I don't know enough to get full benefit from the content's high level. The present video can serve as an example. After watching this video I am still unclear as to whether the $189- digital microscope can be operated completely independently or if I must also connect it to a computer.
I'm also unclear as to why I would prefer a digital microscope as compared to the traditional light microscope: I suppose that the answer is cost, but it wasn't said.
I know it is an old video but recently you have started building more gadgets with microcontrollers...perhaps you could revisit this video's theme and manufacture your own custom microcontroller/camera/scope for soldering...? That way you can do it proper and get just the options you want, and then you could repack and sell the parts so we can make one too?!
3:22 - With all the soldering fumes and soldering spitting fireworks, it's gunna make the CMOS sensor foggy or permanently damaged, should mention that. Professional digital microscope has a clear plastic cover to prevent the fumes fogging up the the camera sensor over time.
During my career in the aerospace industry I have used optical binocular microscopes, and highly expensive digital microscopes. When you get down to 0805 size devices and smaller a microscope is the only way you can competently build or rework boards that use them. Since I am an amateur radio electronic enthusiast I design and build a lot of projects with smd devices. So after researching different microscopes available I settled on the Mustool microscope for the very reason that it had its own display. I also purchased an adjustable metal "jack stand" which allows me to vary the magnification range of the device. The only time I notice jitter is on high magnification with the objective close to the camera which when you come to think of it makes it impractical to solder. I set the stand so the camera is about 4" away from the objective which gives just the right of magnification and plenty of clearance to solder under. As for image sharpness it is finely sharp so I don't know why the one in the video has a problem with it. The suction cup wants to be attached to a smooth clean surface so I usually clean the cup and the surface with isopropanol before attaching and it holds very well. Since I am very nearsighted and wear thick lenses I have always had issues with optical binocular microscopes but the Mustool scope is the easiest tool I've ever used for smd work.
My parents bought this for me for Christmas. I don't trust downloading Chinese software and giving them access to all of my files.?. Super shady. They're probably collecting pictures of all our faces. I did anyway and it didn't work. Immediately uninstalled. Maybe too late? 😱🥳🤦♂️😳🌈❤🙏😇🦋🐛
With all these I'm starting to wonder, can I use my phone to do the same thing? I did some test and the image with x5 to x10 zoom didn't look very good, however I did try downloading apps to take better pictures of closer objects and it did made the image way better, the light from the phone are not super bright but I can always use another LEDs to make it better, now I just need to 3d print a holder so I can fully test it
Hello, I have got the Mustool microscope as you showed, i don't have that blur problem on mine but a small hair in the lens as default ..., and it has been provided with the metal foot such as your third model, it is a really decent tool, and i paid 35€ from Banggood with free shipping. Good enough for phone and tablet repair in my point of view, the only problem with that foot is he position of the screen which is still straight and not adjustable.Any
Anyway I am a professional and I really plan to buy it, it is the price above but still be affordable for a real difference in imaging and provided with a convenient multi purpose monitor www.banggood.com/HAYEAR-14MP-HDMI-HD-USB-Digital-Industry-Video-Microscope-Camera-p-1052886.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
I use the metal stand type, and a movable stage made for microscopes. The stage has a spring loaded clip to hold a glass slide, and I fitted a piece of protoboard in place of a slide, and marked the boundaries that could be seen. I mount my circuit boards using Blue Tack.
Which inquisitor would use digital microscope for professional work, when the chinese produce very good for their the price optical stereo microscope ?!
If you dont know 95% of all american brand optics are produce in China. Rest are Japan and Germany which are alot more expensive.
Checking through the comments and noticed a couple about GS soldering skill - why be a hater? He isn’t giving a soldering class, he’s discussing the merits of some less expensive microscopes. Do you just have subscriber envy? Boom, he has over a million! You can’t touch that :)
Many people over the years have proposed that there would be an increase in technology as the end times approach. Among those espousing this view were renowned scientists Isaac Newton and Francis Bacon. On the frontispiece of Bacon’s Instauratio Magna, ships of learning were depicted passing by the limits of human knowledge, with a quote in Latin from Daniel 12:4. In more recent times, this belief has been supported in books like Future Shock by Alvin Toffler and The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin.
In Future Shock, first published in 1970, Toffler described the results of the rapid advancement of technology he had observed in the 1950s and 1960s. As technology brought ever faster changes in society, certain people were left on the sidelines, unable to cope with the speed of change. That stress and disorientation in people was dubbed “future shock.” Toffler did not attempt to use the Bible in his work, but the concept of future shock was alluded to in works like Hal Lindsey’s Late Great Planet Earth, which was also published in 1970. Mr. Lindsey has made frequent mention of Daniel 12:4 as a prophecy of this rapid technological advance.
The Bible Code was based on the work of Eliahu Rips and others, who proposed that the history of all mankind was encoded in the text of the Torah and could be found by the process of “equidistant letter sequencing” or ELS. This concept was first proposed by Rabbi Bachya ben Asher in the 13th century, a man who is recognized as introducing the use of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) into the study of the Torah. According to this theory, the Hebrew word for “computer” is encoded in Daniel 12:4, thus giving apparent confirmation that technology would indeed have exponential advances with the advent of computers.
With this background information, we are still left with the question, “Does the Bible say that an increase in technology is a sign of the end times?” The short answer is “No.” Working backwards through the previous information, the concept of ELS has been heavily debated in both academic and religious circles. Intriguing discoveries have been made, but the methods by which they appear are suspect at best. The concept proposed by Rabbi ben Asher is related more to divination than to Bible study, and God condemns any method of discerning hidden knowledge (Deuteronomy 18:10,14).
But, as Toffler observed, there certainly has been an exponential increase of technology, and it appears to be gaining ground even more quickly. So what does the Bible have to say on this matter? Let’s take a look at the text in question, Daniel 12:4, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel was told that the meaning of his prophecy would be sealed until the time of its fulfillment was near. The majority of Bible scholars through the ages have understood the last two phrases to reference the prophecy itself. Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown’s critical commentary (published 1871) identified the meaning as scrutinizing every page to discover God’s purposes in the events foretold. John Darby translated the passage “many shall diligently investigate,” and Samuel Tregelles rendered it “many shall scrutinize the book from end to end.” Matthew Henry’s Commentary (c. 1700) said, “Then this hidden treasure shall be opened, and many shall search into it, and dig for the knowledge of it, as for silver. They shall run to and fro, to enquire out copies of it, shall collate them, and see that they be true and authentic. They shall read it over and over, shall meditate upon it, and run it over in their minds.”
Many passages of Scripture refer to what will happen at the end of the age, but no other passage seems to deal with increasing knowledge or technology as a sign for us. A greater sign is the advancement of the gospel which Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24:14 and which He commanded us to proclaim in Matthew 28:19-20. God’s goal for mankind isn’t to advance as far as we can or to know all we can discover, but rather that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
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Both I and J were used interchangeably by scribes to express the sound of both the vowel and the consonant. It wasn't until 1524 when Gian Giorgio Trissino, an Italian Renaissance grammarian known as the father of the letter J, made a clear distinction between the two sounds.