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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Using QX3 microscope for SMT
Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2002 00:41:38 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 17:41:38 PDT
> I was thinking about getting Intel's QX3 toy microscope to do some
> fine pitch soldering instead of buying a magnifying lamp or a real
> microscope. Has anyone tried this? Any opinions?
I personally have trouble if I can't use both eyes. I don't do the fine
pitch work myself but I have a 20X binocular microscope for inspection.
10X would be better for assembly and a lot of rework people use 5X-10X
zooms or something of the sort. Anyway, binocular microscopes are easier
to use. For what SMT work I do, I use a ring lamp with a built in
magnifier. It is 2X or 3X and is ideal for 0.05 inch pin pitch parts.
Less than US$40 at Harbor Freight in the US.
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That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
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