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This page documents the setup and modification of a Bauch and Lomb 1-2.5x stereo microscope purchased second hand, mounted with an articulating arm for more flexibility than standard boom microscope stands at lower cost.

General Information

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3D Model

A 3D CAD model of the Sieg X2 along with CNC additions is available at GrabCAD here:


6/9/2020 - Received eyepieces

6/14/2020 - Received microscope

6/22/2020 - Modeled microscope in Fusion 360 to determine hole spacing/sizing on microscope (10-24 screws), modeled bracket using 1/8" welded steel flat stock

Stereo Microscope System Cost

Part Quantity Unit Cost Total Cost Source
Bauch and Lomb 1-2.5x Microscope 1 $35.84 $35.84 eBay
10x Wide Field Eyepiece Set 1 $21.71 $21.71 eBay
Focusing Rack (T5 style) 1 $47.66 $47.66 eBay
Articulating Arm 1 $22.78 $22.78 eBay
1/8" Steel Bar Stock 1 $10.00 $10.00 Home Depot
Total Cost $137.99 (as of 6/22/20)