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Mixtel90

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Joined: 05/10/2019
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 10
Posted: 09:01am 09 Oct 2019
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This is the Andonstar cheapo, less than £40 from most dealers. It's mono only, of course, and not really usable as a production unit but it's within the reach of most hobbyists.



There's a decent enough amount of space for soldering unless you really want to zoom right in. Note that the stand shown is far better than the other version which uses a knurled cylinder to raise & lower the head.

Obtainable from several places on Amazon.
Typically, with more detail, Here
 
SimpleSafeName

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Joined: 28/07/2019
Location: United States
Posts: 69
Posted: 04:32am 10 Oct 2019
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Not bad at all! That would be very usable.
 
Pluto
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Joined: 09/06/2017
Location: Finland
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Posted: 10:54am 11 Oct 2019
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Hi,
I bought one of these last year. Very good for my soldering purposes   . I had some problems to find suitable software and ended up with Debut by NCH (freeware version). I am however not completely satisfied with that   .
Which software are you using?
 
Mixtel90

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Posted: 03:54pm 11 Oct 2019
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That's the software that came with it. I have another program that's on the other computer - I'll have a look next time it's running. It's a bit nicer than this prog, but I just needed something to install on the laptop. :)

I like using this nice big display with one of those tiny 8W USB soldering irons from ebay. The tip is actually small enough to not fill the display...

-- Mick
 
Mixtel90

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Posted: 08:29pm 14 Oct 2019
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The nice software that I've used is for the Vividia Ablescopes. It's available for download from their web site:  http://www.vividia-tech.com/download.html

It's much more professional altogether, although update speed is still restricted by USB.

-- Mick
 
Pluto
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Posted: 07:06pm 15 Oct 2019
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Thanks!
This software is much better for me.
 


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