A quick and interesting look at some electronics that were hit by lightning via the BeaverLAB Darwin M1A Microscope,
8th Feb 2023:Today we were repairing a customer’s large Celestron computerised telescope that was the unfortunate recipient of a lightning strike.
It was fairly obvious to your eyes alone that the main board wasn’t in great shape to put it mildly.
We decided to take closer examination with BeaverLAB Darwin M1A Microscope.
It quickly showed one entire side of a main chip was blown out!
It was also taken on the BeaverLAB microscope’s lowest magnification. We could have zoomed in for a much closer look if need be.
The Darwin M1A Microscope has lighting from the top of the microscope and as well as from underneath. This means that while it can be used for looking at samples prepared on traditional methods like glass slides, it can also be used for examining solid objects like electronics, watches or gemstones stones that need to be lit from above.
As you also see, the Darwin M1A Microscope doesn’t have a screen or eyepiece to view through.
You hook up to the microscope via Wi-Fi and then view your specimen on your phone, tablet or iPad where you can take photos (like we did in this example) or even videos. One of the things like about this is that it makes it so simple to grab and share images of what you’re viewing in the microscope.
There’s a LOT more to this microscope that’s priced under $200, including a stack of accessories and even activity books and stickers for the young inner space explorers. Check it out via the link below.
A very cool bit of tech!
PS: Oh, the we replaced the entire Celestron board and got the telescope up and running.