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Offline EEVblog

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EEVblog #332 - Mantis Elite Microscope Scratch'n'Sniff
« on: August 11, 2012, 05:42:55 pm »


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Re: EEVblog #332 - Mantis Elite Microscope Scratch'n'Sniff
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 03:06:44 pm »
From the looks of the arm, it seems like you can't move the head to all points on a plane parallel to the table without refocusing.  This seems inconvenient for big boards that are clamped down for soldering.
 

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Re: EEVblog #332 - Mantis Elite Microscope Scratch'n'Sniff
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 03:25:28 pm »
From the looks of the arm, it seems like you can't move the head to all points on a plane parallel to the table without refocusing.  This seems inconvenient for big boards that are clamped down for soldering.

Not in the Y-Axis, no. In the X-Axis, or an X-Axis arc, yes.

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Re: EEVblog #332 - Mantis Elite Microscope Scratch'n'Sniff
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 08:10:52 am »
That is a limitation of the cheaper mantis units. You basically get an arc of coverage on the bench, with only a small change in radius with up/down to focus. In practice this isn't a big problem as that thing you are looking at can be moved into the working area.
They do make some fancier arms if you really need more flexibility.
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Re: EEVblog #332 - Mantis Elite Microscope Scratch'n'Sniff
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 08:26:55 pm »
Hi Dave

Just registered as I don't know if you saw my message left on the video.

I have just released a review of the Elite and thought it might be useful to you and your followers, like me  ;)

The review can be download from http://www.mediafire.com/view/?l86zku3zk5hi46x
It is 2.2Meg so I can't attach it here.

One of the other arms may be far more suitable depending on your uses. :)

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Re: EEVblog #332 - Mantis Elite Microscope Scratch'n'Sniff
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 09:38:20 pm »
How do you drown a blonde? Put a scratch'n'sniff sticker at the bottom of a pool.

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