I did some searching for magnification tools for inspection of homebrew PCB's....
I checked out the toy digital microscope at:
I read what the pros are using:
Looked at stereo microscopes dental/surgical binoculars on ebay.
Then I discovered a hack-your-digicam website
How about this idea.. I'd like to find a handheld digital camera with a video output and attachable 2x or up to 10x macro lens. I'd mount it on a stand to magnify, video or photograph PCB's. Then I can move the PCB around and watch the enlarged footage off my computer monitor.
Since the camera is not dedicated for macro use, I can remove it from the stand and take it with me for vacation photos/video.
Has anybody done this? Is it a good idea? I did a little google searching and became impatient.. :) D from BC