For those using a Celestron USB Microscope (modified stand)

Crappies-n-Coins

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I bought one several years ago for coin pics, since I couldn't take a pic worth a hoot with a digital camera. The stand lefr a bit to be desired (height-wise), so I was always stacking-up stuff to set it on to get just the right height, since the base height was fixed.

Shortly after, I bought a mini-tripod for a camera (with 1/4"-20 stud) and just took the clamp/arm off the Celestron and used a hose clamp to hold it in place on the ball stud of the microscope. Not the prettiest, but it works. Some day I'll work on a better looking mount/adapter.

Since the microscope is hanging off one side, it's just a matter of extending the 2 legs on that side to offset the weight.

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The adjustable legs allow for height adjustment.
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i am still sitting mine on the box it came in. My plan is to add height to the original shaft via the use of a wooden dowel.


Update, I whittled down a 5/8" dowel when I got home from work. Below is a pic of my modification.

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The dowel can be removed easily if I need to look at smaller coins.

With the current setup (LED lights off) a quarter looks like this:

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