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Never seen such a Woodstock before
09-09-2015, 05:50 PM (This post was last modified: 09-09-2015 06:36 PM by Harald.)
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Never seen such a Woodstock before
Today I received another dead Woodstock, opend it up and was surprised:

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Looks like a Spice power supply to me?!?
At first I thought it is a later version, but my 1979 29c looks like all the other Woodstocks, and this is a 1977 25.
Any thoughts?

Cheers,
Harald

Keyboard layout is different ass well:

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And opend up:
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09-10-2015, 10:13 AM
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
Sorry, I just noticed the pictures are HUGE. I uploaded them from my mobile and didn't notice at the time...

Here is another one showing corrosion from a leaking battery in the LED-display. Just thought it might be interesting for those who don't have a microscope.

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09-10-2015, 06:32 PM (This post was last modified: 09-10-2015 06:33 PM by aurelio.)
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
(09-10-2015 10:13 AM)Harald Wrote:  Sorry, I just noticed the pictures are HUGE. I uploaded them from my mobile and didn't notice at the time...

Here is another one showing corrosion from a leaking battery in the LED-display. Just thought it might be interesting for those who don't have a microscope.

[Image: ledx6x9v.jpg]

thank-you for sharing , I love macros...but I prefer to have a not corroded display than a microscope Smile

Which kind of microscope you have, may you post a picture?
thank-you again Harald
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09-10-2015, 09:26 PM
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
(09-10-2015 06:32 PM)aurelio Wrote:  Which kind of microscope you have, may you post a picture?
thank-you again Harald

Hi Aurelio,

it is this microscope:
https://www.pollin.de/shop/dt/MjYwODcyOT...P_M07.html
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09-10-2015, 09:41 PM
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
An amazing device; but it's "nicht mehr lieferbar" (no longer available).
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09-10-2015, 09:43 PM
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
(09-10-2015 09:41 PM)Peter Murphy Wrote:  An amazing device; but it's "nicht mehr lieferbar" (no longer available).

Yes, I thought the same when I read that. It's a nice piece of kit for 1600x1200 pictures at 200 magnification Here are some excerpts from my thoughts and my good lady wife:

<BrickViking> Darn, another piece of equipment I'll never be able to buy.
<Zoombuggy> Thank goodness, you've got too much other cr8p around here now...

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09-11-2015, 08:21 AM
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
(09-10-2015 09:43 PM)brickviking Wrote:  <BrickViking> Darn, another piece of equipment I'll never be able to buy.
<Zoombuggy> Thank goodness, you've got too much other cr8p around here now...

Let me correct that:
<BrickViking> Darn, another piece of equipment I'll have to pay slightly more than I expected for.
<Zoombuggy> Damn, even more useless crap lying arround here now....

And this is why:
http://www.reichelt.de/Endoskope-Mikrosk...KOP+USB+2M
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09-11-2015, 10:25 AM
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
(09-11-2015 08:21 AM)Harald Wrote:  
(09-10-2015 09:43 PM)brickviking Wrote:  <BrickViking> Darn, another piece of equipment I'll never be able to buy.
<Zoombuggy> Thank goodness, you've got too much other cr8p around here now...

Let me correct that:
<BrickViking> Darn, another piece of equipment I'll have to pay slightly more than I expected for.
<Zoombuggy> Damn, even more useless crap lying arround here now....

And this is why:
http://www.reichelt.de/Endoskope-Mikrosk...KOP+USB+2M

Ugh. That's worse, not better. At least the previous microscope took 1600x1200 pictures, this model only does 1280x960. Incidentally, I managed to get the website to display itself in English! Sweet! I even found THIS link:
http://www.reichelt.de/Endoscopes-Micros...OUPID=5942

Now that's what I call decent. I still can't buy it though.

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09-11-2015, 10:48 AM
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(09-11-2015 10:25 AM)brickviking Wrote:  Ugh. That's worse, not better. At least the previous microscope took 1600x1200 pictures, this model only does 1280x960.

Where did you find the 1280x960? As far as I can tell this one is identical and also does 1600x1200.
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09-11-2015, 10:01 PM (This post was last modified: 09-11-2015 10:02 PM by brickviking.)
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
(09-11-2015 10:48 AM)Harald Wrote:  
(09-11-2015 10:25 AM)brickviking Wrote:  Ugh. That's worse, not better. At least the previous microscope took 1600x1200 pictures, this model only does 1280x960.

Where did you find the 1280x960? As far as I can tell this one is identical and also does 1600x1200.

For me, the website turns up these details on that product:

Quote:This microscope is a fully functional magnification tool. Easy to use through USB connection to computer.

• 6 white LEDs for lighting (adjustable)
• 2 megapixel sensor
• Resolution 1280 x 960
• For high resolution images
• Videos (AVI) at 30 fps

Includes software and a removable, multi-adjustable stand.

The microscope does not require Stromvesorgung own (presumably powersupply), but is powered through a USB port.

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09-11-2015, 10:16 PM
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
(09-11-2015 10:01 PM)brickviking Wrote:  For me, the website turns up these details on that product:

Quote:This microscope is a fully functional magnification tool. Easy to use through USB connection to computer.

• 6 white LEDs for lighting (adjustable)
• 2 megapixel sensor
• Resolution 1280 x 960
• For high resolution images
• Videos (AVI) at 30 fps

Includes software and a removable, multi-adjustable stand.

The microscope does not require Stromvesorgung own (presumably powersupply), but is powered through a USB port.

Strange, in German it is 1600x1200. I think we have lost a lot of pixels in translation Smile
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09-11-2015, 10:48 PM
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
(09-11-2015 10:16 PM)Harald Wrote:  
(09-11-2015 10:01 PM)brickviking Wrote:  For me, the website turns up these details on that product:

Strange, in German it is 1600x1200. I think we have lost a lot of pixels in translation Smile

I've been told many times that things in German are much more clear, but I had no idea it was this significant....

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09-12-2015, 12:16 AM
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
It might be a genuine translation error, but it is also possible that the English text wasn't updated with the German text - over the years these cheap USB microscopes were available in many different configurations including different resolutions.

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09-12-2015, 10:09 AM
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
(09-11-2015 10:16 PM)Harald Wrote:  
(09-11-2015 10:01 PM)brickviking Wrote:  For me, the website turns up these details on that product:

Strange, in German it is 1600x1200. I think we have lost a lot of pixels in translation Smile

Or the English page shows imperial pixels instead of SI pixels. Smile
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09-12-2015, 11:30 PM
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RE: Never seen such a Woodstock before
I've got that exact model! We use it for studying pond water, dead bugs, etc. with the kids. It is a lot of fun for them and also Dad.

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