Small but powerful - USB-powered microscope

USB-powered microscope and image of asian beetle
March 13, 2019

USB-powered microscope is small but powerful.

RIL has recently purchased a USB-powered mini-microscope to be used by the lab users and for the SEM lab teaching.  An inexpensive microscope like this can take a decent image of your sample with a pixel resolution of 2MP (1920x1080) and it has a built-in LED light as well.  Although probably not suitable for publication-quality imaging, it will be definitely useful for preliminary examination of your sample before proceeding to SEM analysis.  The image shows Asian beetle's wing.