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Offline rolycat

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Re: The Andonstar HDMI Microscope thread
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2016, 09:36:18 PM »
That's a generic image.

I think those adapters have a USB port to be powered.
They don't.

Some of them do:

The inset photo shows the micro USB power port and 3.5mm audio out.

USB power is generally optional and is used if the source computer doesn't have enough capacity.

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Re: The Andonstar HDMI Microscope thread
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2016, 12:39:23 AM »
Would you kindly post some pics of the camera from various angles?

The one professional product photo I posted shows all there is to see from the outside.

Also, is the imaging section detachable to, for instance, get access to an SDI interface or some sort of raw image data?

It's basically a car dashcam with a really good, focusable lens on the front.  So there's no way to detach the imaging section.  You'd have to buy one, tear it apart, and do a lot of detective work on really tiny circuitry to see if you can find what you're asking for.
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Re: The Andonstar HDMI Microscope thread
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2017, 05:50:11 PM »
Field of view is 36mm at the maximum stand working distance of 160mm (it can go higher, but the stand can't)

I just bought one of these with the intention of mounting it inverted as in the video linked by ebcir. At 20 cm working distance the field of view is about 5cm long axis on 1080p. The extra benefit of extending the working height is that the minimum effective magnification of 10x is further reduced to something more reasonable. The only negative I can find is that there is some noticeable latency, perhaps 300msec or less but it is there. I have however quickly adapted to it. I am very happy so far.

I saw that you (dave) have started a new thread concerning a stand for this and other usb style microscopes:

But I necroposted here since I wanted to reassure others  that have a specific interest in the andonstar HDMI that it isn't limited by the impractical aspects of the stand.

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Re: The Andonstar HDMI Microscope thread
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2017, 11:01:40 AM »
, Hello, Just thought I would throw in my 2 cents On the subject. I recently purchased the Andonstar ADSM201 microscope. As others have said it is a nice little microscope which seems to be perfect for my needs, that is other than the stand. I thought I would show my solution to the problem. I have added a DRO to my lathe, And tried to use one of these, to mount the display head.


Although it worked good, the post was a little short so I had to go to the four monitor version. So I had parts left over. I decided it might be easy to mount the microscope stand in an inverted position on the left over parts. I mounted it on my bench, and sandwiched the microscope base plate between two visa mount adapters. It works perfectly. I can get any size board under it. And have plenty of room to work. When I'm done I can swing it out of the way, under a shelf. Also the microscope can be tilted and rotated to any position. I didn't have to drill or modify anything. It seems to be a great solution for my needs.



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Re: The Andonstar HDMI Microscope thread
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 02:15:12 AM »
I'd advise to buy a stereo microscope instead. SE400 (or SE410) from AmScope is $150-200 (+shipping) depending on configuration, and it will be 1000 times more useful than camera. I used the camera before I found out about that microscope (before I had impression that stereo microscopes cost a fortune, so I didn't even bother to do a research), but now I only use it to make photos (AmScope has some affordable trinocular microscopes too, but they have at most 10 cm of working space from the board to objective, while SE410 have 15 cm, and SE400 has whopping ~23 cm). Being able to see 3D picture makes working MUCH easier.

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