How good are USB digital microscopes?

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How good are USB digital microscopes?
« on: 16/02/2010 00:37:18 »
Has anyone had any experience of or tried out one of these?

I'm looking to get the rugrats a cheap microscope... on the basis that I will get one of them interested in small things if it is the last thing I do!  [^]
I was going to get a National Geographic or Science museum type of light microscope, but I do like the idea of a USB one as you can record the images. But I am wondering if they really are as good as they sound.


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Re: How good are USB digital microscopes?
« Reply #1 on: 16/02/2010 02:55:27 »
How bad could it be? You could always flog it on E-bay if they don't use it.

I bought a multimeter 45 years ago. It was a huge investment at the time. I think it cost more than 3 pounds. I learned a lot just messing around with the thing over the years. I think it was the best investment I ever made. It probably repaid the investment many thousands of times.
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