Stereo Microscope Stand (2013)

This project was featured on Hackaday on February 20, 2013.


This project was born out of necessity, after purchasing a used stereo zoom microscope for my electronics lab bench that did not include a stand.  In my typical style, I went a bit over-the-top with the build, and ended up with something that is seriously over-built, but pretty cool looking.  The stand allows gross vertical height adjustment up to 12″ from the table surface, via a hand knob located on the rear of the clamp that mounts to the vertical component.  The arm that extends out from the vertical part is articulated, allowing easy positioning of the microscope over the work piece, as well as allowing the microscope head to be tucked away when not in use.

This project involved manual and CNC machining, some welding, and ultimately was the reason I got into powder coating as well.

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