62vauxhall wrote:It is satisfactory for my needs. But a couple of times I was fooled when I looked at the tip directly from the top down, it appeared none was there. Looking in profile or at an angle revealed that it was in fact present.
However, it's frustrating locating the target and keeping it in focus while changing angles. Lately, I've been leaving the microscope stationary and finger holding the stylus, to move around. Would be nice to have a little turntable for a stage and some method to keep the subject centered.
That extender/retracter of the microscope I thought you were considering would be handy. Like I mentioned, I'm keeping an eye out for a cheapie used/broken one. Maybe just cut off it's barrel and tape on the USB in it's place.
I have not yet been able to take a snapshot with it. When I push the button, I hear the camera shutter sound but I've no idea where the photo is stored or if one has even been taken. If you figure that out, PM me, I'm keen to know.
The USB digital Microscope arrived today. The bad news is that our Windows 7 home computer tower Multimedia Optical Drive does not accept anything. I sent an e-mail to a smart computer guy who lives near by. Maybe he can help us get the gizmo to work.