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Trekker Field Microscope

The Trekker microscope was designed by Rick Dickinson, the product designer of the Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum computers and the new Gizmondo. The Trekker is fun to use and its unique and inspired design makes it an extremely attractive object. But it is also a robust precision instrument designed to withstand the rigours of constant use in all manner of situations. The small size (diameter 100mm, depth 25mm) comes from the use of folded optics and the fully coated lenses provide beautifully clear, sharp, high resolution images. A white LED annular lighting system gives bright, daylight-corrected illumination. Power is provided by a 9 volt PP3 battery which gives over 100 hours of continuous operation - a very useful feature in school applications.
Trekker Field Microscope
45.00

The inspired and innovative Trekker - probably the world's best palm microscope.

The Trekker microscope was designed by Rick Dickinson, the product designer of the Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum computers and the new Gizmondo. The Trekker is fun to use and its unique and inspired design makes it an extremely attractive object. But it is also a robust precision instrument designed to withstand the rigours of constant use in all manner of situations. The small size (diameter 100mm, depth 25mm) comes from the use of folded optics and the fully coated lenses provide beautifully clear, sharp, high resolution images. A white LED annular lighting system gives bright, daylight-corrected illumination. Power is provided by a 9 volt PP3 battery which gives over 100 hours of continuous operation - a very useful feature in school applications.

It may be fun to use, but the the new Trekker microscope is also a serious tool developed to meet the demand for an inexpensive, high-quality, truly portable microscope with a magnification suited to a huge range of field uses. The magnification of x35 was selected following discussions with schools, botanists, entomologists and a host of other amateur and professional users who require a light, easy to use, microscope for the field, schoolroom and laboratory.

Trekker can view transparent, solid and water borne objects. The high light-gathering power of the large objective lens allows transparent and semi-transparent objects to be viewed using available (incident) light, while for solid objects the internal (reflected) lighting system is used. Focusing is achieved using a precision thumb-wheel on the underside and the optical design gives good depth of field and a focus range which extends from the stage to 17mm above - an extremely useful feature when viewing irregularly shaped objects like insects or geological samples. The removable eyepiece also provides a useful x10 hand lens.

Magnification:
Switchable magnification of x35
Optics:
9 element precision glass, fully coated. Resolving power typically 2 microns. Modified Ramsden eyepiece with unique square field of view (removes to provide x10 handlens). Eye cup reversible for right or left handed viewing.
Focusing:
Via thumb wheel on case underside
In-built illumination:
A white LED annular lighting system gives bright, daylight-corrected illumination
Stage:
Ferrous stage allowing the use of moulded magnets to retain specimens
Tripod:
Can be attached to standard photographic tripods
Power:
1 x PP3 Battery (Included)
Dimensions:
100mm diameter x 25mm thick
Weight:
160g



Trekker Hard Case

Trekker Hard Case

A hard plastic case to protect your Trekker when not in use, with foam padding inside. 

9.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Sample Images tken through the Trekker