The E-Prophet says: Thou Shalt Not Solder SMD Components Under The Naked Eye. Nowadays a microscope is a must-have tool. From the countless USB microscopes available, Elektor Labs have tested the Andonstar V160. The camera is pleasantly small and produces a good, sharp image from a distance of several centimeters above the board, so there is enough room to do soldering work under the microscope. Its sturdy stand ensures a stable image. The desired field of view can be set with knobs on the stand, and the focus can be adjusted with a rotating ring on the camera body.

Elektor Labs Review: Andonstar USB microscope
A helping hand with SMD construction
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