Cores 100 times enlarged:
I bought a binocular stereo microscope. It's a 40 years old original CARL ZEISS in very good condition. You can enlarge from
15x up to 100x. It's really enough to have a great look on cores from cpus or memory chips. The lights I have built myself on it.
I took two white LED Lights, each with 12 ultra bright LEDs. These lights are on a swan neck, so you are able to move them
around the chip without any problems. Bright lights are very important, because if you enlarge 40 times, you will have 40 times
If you look the first time through a microscope you will be very amazed about what you will see. It's a perfect journey into the
microcosms. You will find signs, date codes and many other things on a cpu core.
Here some pictures of the microscope:
really easy to take a picture of that you will see through
a microscope. Normally you need special oculars and