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  • EEVblog #590 – DIYINHK USB Soldering Microscope Review + Tagarno FHD ZIP

    Posted on March 15th, 2014 EEVblog 6 comments


    Dave reviews the DIYINHK 1080p USB soldering microscope. A hacked Microsoft Lifecam webcam with optics enabling a large working distance and good depth of field.
    Also showing off the Tagarno FHD ZIP Full HD 1920×1080 60fps USB 3.0 30x optical zoom vision inspection microscope using Youcam 6
    Cheap USB microscope review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2P1_JZYnVc

    http://www.diyinhk.com/shop/11-usb-microscope-1080p-for-smt-soldering

    http://www.tagarno.com/products/magnus-fhd-zip-0

    Forum: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-590-diyinhk-usb-soldering-microscope-review-tagarno-fhd-zip/

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    • http://poonisteps.wordpress.com/ Raja Balu

      Dave Tagarno is out of reach for a hobbyist such as me but, it is so cool. Thanks for showing such the cool stuff and for covering Diyinhk, as it is an affordable option.

    • Robert123897158

      I wonder if they tuned the height with the expectation that whatever you would be viewing would be resting on someting? The Diyinhk works very well for the price!

      Man that Tagarno is “Pornographic” :D

    • Dimitris

      Tagarno is a fantastic tool but unfortunately i can’t see on video something like 15:30 & 16:20 (delay between hand movement and monitor)

    • Timmy Brolin

      Hi,

      Regarding the inability of the camera to focus on a PCB flat on the bench. I think the problem might be that Dave mounted it upside down.

      The hand-made aluminium bracket where the camera is attached. It should probably be turned 180 degrees. That way the camera would end up a few centimeters closer to the bench, solving the problem.

      For hobbyists on a budget I’d recommend forgetting the USB microscopes. Just buy a regular stereo microscope, second hand if you can find one. They work perfectly. Don’t need a big computer on your workbench. They are very cheap. Adjustable focus and zoom, and infinte frame rate. Zero bootup time.

    • http://www.dsc-pcb.com/ PCB Manufacturer China

      For hobbyists on a budget I’d recommend forgetting the USB microscopes. Just buy a regular stereo microscope, second hand if you can find one. They work perfectly. Don’t need a big computer on your workbench. They are very cheap. Adjustable focus and zoom, and infinte frame rate. Zero bootup time.

    • Derek Jones

      Hi Dave, Sorry if I am in the wrong forum, I am looking for some advise please. I have seen your blog on the DIYINHK soldering microscope and think it might be useful for close up view of vinyl albums with the intension of repairing scratches. Loads of working distance, what sort of magnification could I get with 100 mm working distance. I would hope to get pretty close in to work on the edges of the grooves.
      Thanks