Whether it is the continuous shrinking of component sizes, the extremely small size printed on such parts, or the passage of time, optometrists have become an annual routine. When things on the workbench begin to become blurred, many of us can use it. Some help. The LED magnifying glass installed on the arm can be a handy helper. Enlarging macro photos on smartphones is also a common option that we use many times.
[Timo Birnschein] When he realized that his iPad Pro came with an app called “Magnifying Glass”, he started a similar path. When trying to weld small parts, the 12-inch iPad is not the most convenient device to hold, so he spent some time designing and 3D printing a special iPad stand, which he called “Fast and dirty high-performance EE microscope.“We call it a great tool hacker!
Rotate the iPad diagonally so that the camera is closest to the subject, leaving enough working space and making full use of the available screen space. [Timo] According to the report, at 50% magnification, the 12-inch screen can even easily read 0603 SMD parts. Now, besides watching YouTube and reading Hackaday, he is happy to do more with the iPad-although we don’t know why you can’t do both.
This STL file has been published on Thingsverse For your experiment. [Timo] He noticed that he wanted to add an LED ring to illuminate things, and add a smoke evacuator to protect the delicate lens on the iPad. We have to wonder whether some of the plastic packaging on the lens can produce the same effect at almost no cost.any [Timo] Decided to do this, we believe it will be great.
If you don’t have an iPad and a 3D printer, you might like the earlier post, which showed how to use your phone as a microscope. If Lego and Raspberry Pi are your preferred components, you can set your sights on this Lego/Pi/Arduino microscope.
Do you have your own preferred solution to look at yourself in a dim situation? Be sure to write it down and put it in the prompt line!