Has anybody tried this? How bad can it be to not be worth the price?
Why did you pick this one ? There could be 1000+ products on AliExpress that have something to do with Arduino or electronics. Perhaps it has plastic lenses. I think it is possible to make it for 20 dollars and it could even be of good use. You could buy one and post a review. Can you find a photo that was taken with this microscope ?
IMO, That microscope looks like a toy.
At a minimum, this would do for soldering: http://www.amscope.com/stereo-microscopes/3-5x-90x-trinocular-stereo-microscope-with-4-zone-144-led-ring-light.html It also has a third port if you ever wanted to add a camera.
I do not see much room for working under the lens. Give us a review when you get it so that we know.
Koepel: Why did you pick this one ? There could be 1000+ products on AliExpress that have something to do with Arduino or electronics.
Because I am interested in a stereomicroscope and this is really cheap?
So, yeah, it might actually be smalled zhat it appears to me ...At sexond glance, the angle of the oculars might be a show stopper ...
X10 - X20 is too much for soldering.
X3 -X5 is best, gives ~6-8” working distance.
The angle for your head is ackward, something like this is better.
If you are serious about a stereo microscope look at something like I posted.
I bought that: jewelry head loupe
It has two lenses + an additional third one.
For fine soldering, it is just ideal.
Yes, that would even be better than the OP's link.
Watcher: I bought this ...
What is your experience with this?
I have two of these. (cost ~$60 each) They are great for examining things. They 'are not good' for soldering work.
If you need a magnifier while soldering, you need a stereo magnifier. The operative word is stereo!
larryd: The operative word is stereo!
Yes, having a depth of view is important.
Budvar10: What is your experience with this?
I agree with Larry.. Its ok for inspections but not so much soldering