G’day; there seems to be some interest in the Mattel toy
microscope/computer input, and so I checked it out. It looks
interesting - I’d love to SEE one at US$99 which is the price
shown. ( Would be around NZ$200 without freight etc!) It might
be just a toy, but it might also be just what some folk -
jewellers included, might find useful. Magnification is from
x10 to x200 in steps; plenty for all sorts of interests - so
long as the magnification is optical and not simply computer
zooming! That is, if the lenses of the optics aren’t too bad.
And of course, you can save, enhance, and print images. If you
are interested try the following (select, copy and paste the
URL below into your browser, hit the ‘Go!’ If it doesn’t work,
don’t blame me; I copied and pasted it off my browser; so use
Yahoo (or whatever) to search for <Mattel +microscope +computer.
Wish I were a kid with a rich old grandpa! Cheers,