USB Microscope Stage and Tripod Mount

Accessories for the Vividia usb digital microscope:


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These are accessories for the Vividia usb digital microscope seen here:

The 2 axis manual stage is good for making small measured motions. Using the 1/4-20 thread with the point of the hex nut as a displacement indicator you can measure down to .0083"

Silly putty works great for a holding the stage to the scope mount.

The software for the scope is free here:

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Materials and methods

Microscope Stage:
Printed at 33% infill min
Required Hardware:
(2) 1/4" bolt x 3.5" fully threaded
(2) 1/4-20 Nylock nut
(2) 1/4-20 regular nut

Tripod Mount:
Printed at 50% infill min
Required Hardware:
(1) 10-32 nut
(1) 10-32 bolt x 3/4"



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