Continuing the discussion from Luxo 237 system binocular microscope:
I don’t need anything that fancy, but my 6-year-old daughter has expressed lots of interest in a microscope, or at least something with good enough magnification (and illumination) to really examine skin and hair and teeny little bugs, if not actual cells. I picked up a cheapie binocular microscope at Fry’s for something like $40, but it’s truly craptacular, dim, and pretty much unusable.
Could anyone recommend a halfway-decent entry-level microscope that might maintain a kid’s interest in microbiology without causing squinting headaches or breaking the bank? Like preferably under $200? Or is that a fool’s errand?